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NYCWFF: Tacos and Tequila and "Rock of Ages"

By Kelly Dobkin
October 20, 2013

Last night's Tacos and Tequila event, hosted by Bobby Flay, went down over at Pier 92 on the West Side Highway and was packed with killer tacos, celeb chefs and more. Among our favorite bites were Manzanilla's oxtail taco with mushrooms, Lee Anne Wong's short rib taco and Salvation Taco's headcheese offering. Celeb chefs spotted included Flay, Giada de Laurentiis, Jonathan Waxman (Top Chef Masters), Rick Bayless, the Big Gay Ice Cream guys (yes, they made a taco too) and more. Olmeca Altos provided the tequila for the event, and the Borgata provided roulette and blackjack tables. Check out photos below.

Shortly after Tacos and Tequila, we took a brief trip to Flavor Town by popping into the Rock of Ages event at Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square. Fieri greeted us personally at the door (as he did with every guest) while an '80s band wailed in the background. Drinks involving whipped-cream vodka were handed out at the door, as well as signature grub from Mr. Fieri.

  • Salvation Taco's headcheese taco from chef April Bloomfield (NYC).

  • Rick Bayless!!

  • Frontera Grill's cochinita pibil taco - not for the faint of heart! (Chicago)

  • Giada de Laurentiis and Bobby Flay have a chat. Hint: they're not talking about tacos.

  • Manzanilla's oxtail and mushroom taco - our favorite of the night. (NYC)

  • A roulette table from the Borgata.

  • Host Bobby Flay addresses the crowd.

  • Welcome to Flavor Town! Guy Fieri greets every guest at the door at the Rock of Ages event.

  • This involved whipped-cream flavored vodka, we're pretty sure.

  • The menu.

  • Official Flavor Town welcome.

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