Dates for 2019 Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl Announced – New Presenting Sponsor and Second Crawl Added for 2019
The Downtown Management District will once again team up with five downtown eateries to provide a unique culinary experience in the heart of El Paso. The Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl presented by TFCU will take place on May 8-10, 2019 and then again September 25-27, with a new line up and another great opportunity to enjoy downtown dining. Tickets for the May events will go on sale April 22nd. As in past years, crawls will start at 6pm and 7pm on each night. An 8pm crawl is available on Friday. Space is limited for each crawl and will sell out. Tickets are $40 for Wednesday and Thursday crawls, and $45 for Friday crawls. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
Restaurants interested in participating in this year’s crawls can CLICK HERE for an application. Applications to participate in the May event are due April 12th.
About Last Year’s Crawl
From September 26-28, 2018, the Downtown Management District and five locally owned downtown restaurants teamed up to provide El Pasoans an exclusive dining opportunity. The Downtown Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl provided participants with a five-course meal served at five different downtown restaurants (one course per restaurant). Participants were gathered in groups of 10 and not only enjoyed great food, but great company.
The 2018 Eat Authentico Restaurant Crawl featured five locally owned restaurants throughout the downtown. The menu included the following:
|Course||Item & Description||Location|
|Appetizer||Boureka and Samosa – The Bourekas are eggplant and mushroom wrapped in filo dough, baked until crispy and served with garlic labne. The Samosa is an Indian pastry stuffed with potato, peas and Indian spices topped with cilantro ginger sauce.||Pot Au Feu, 307 E. Franklin Ave.|
|Appetizer||Arancini di Riso – Fried Rissoto and Porcini Mushroom Ball with a housemade Marinara Sauce||The Downtowner at Hotel Indigo, 325 N. Kansas St.|
|Entrée||Blackened Fish on a bed of white rice with a Spring Mix Salad||Mac’s Downtown, 315 E. Mills|
|Entrée||Lasagna with Garlic Bread||House of Pizza, 208 N. Stanton St.|
|Dessert||Berries and Dark Chocolate Crepe||Crepe & Co., 117 N. Stanton St.|
*There are no menu item substitutions or special menu alternatives, such as vegan options.
“Downtown El Paso restaurants showcase a diverse array of tastes and talents,” said DMD Executive Director Joe Gudenrath. “The Downtown El Paso Eat Authentico Restaurant Crawl will highlight our downtown, showcase the great talents of local chefs and provide an amazing experience for participants.”
First Course (Appetizer @ Pot Au Feu) : Boureka and Samosa – The Bourekas are eggplant and mushroom wrapped in filo dough, baked until crispy and served with garlic labne. The Samosa is an Indian pastry stuffed with potato, peas and Indian spices topped with cilantro ginger sauce.
Second Course (Appetizer @ The Downtowner): Arancini di Riso – Fried Rissoto and Porcini Mushroom Ball with a housemade Marinara Sauce.
Third Course (Entre @ Mac’s): Blackened Fish on a bed of white rice with a Spring Mix Salad.
Fourth Course (Entre @ House of Pizza): Lasagna with Garlic Bread.
Fifth Course (Dessert @ Crepe & Co.): Berries and Dark Chocolate Crepe.