04/23/2013 12:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 23, 2013

Thrillist Taco Knockout To Feature NYC Taco Creations On Cinco De Mayo


If you're like us, you love tacos. Soft tortillas filled with juicy pork, crunchy tortillas stuffed with spicy shredded beef, fusion tacos with Asian flair -- we're open-minded. If you are too, you'll be interested to know that Thrillist is gathering some of the New York City taco scene's best and brightest at a good old-fashioned Cinco de Mayo blowout.

On May 5, 10 vendors will serve up tacos, traditional and otherwise, at Luncha Libre: The Thrillist Taco Knockout. Those offerings include taco pizza from Williamsburg's Best Pizza; brunch-inspired "gringo" tacos with duck hash, pickled radish and jalapeno mayo from JoeDoe; and deep-fried, hot dog-stuffed tortillas topped with crushed Fritos, corn and chorizo from LES spot Los Perros Locos.

There'll also be a design-your-own hot sauce station, a DIY Michelada bar, free beer, giveaways, souvenirs and live music. General admission for $45 gets you five tacos and the $75 V.I.P. tickets gets you 10 tacos plus a margarita station and other perks. The party goes down at Villain in Williamsburg from 1 to 5 p.m.; get your tickets here. If you can't make it, don't worry -- HuffPost will be there snapping pictures of everything delicious.

Lucky for HuffPost readers, we have two general admission tickets to give away. Send us an email telling us why you love tacos, and we'll randomly select a winner to receive both by Monday, April 29.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated to reflect Thrillist Taco Takedown's new name, Thrillist Taco Knockout.


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