Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Eat Authentico Downtown Restaurant Crawl! Stay tuned for information on future Downtown Management District events.
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 Eat Authentico Restaurant Crawl is a ticketed event and only 70 tickets over the three days are made available. Each crawl is limited to 10 people per time period. Tickets for the Wednesday and Thursday crawls are $40 and tickets to the Friday crawls are priced at $45.
The Eat Authentico Restaurant Crawl will feature five locally owned restaurants throughout the downtown. The 2018 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.