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There’s no feeling that can match sipping a cold margarita atop a rooftop in New York City. Thankfully, Margarita Rumble, the international tasting affair, helped folks make that very simple idea a reality over not just one, but a dozen different margaritas.
On Saturday (April 26th), Dobbin Street, a two-floor building in Greenpoint, turned into a duel of margaritas. From frozen to flavored with some extra concoctions in between, go-to Mexican restaurants from the five boroughs set up shop to let attendees taste their specialty drinks in hopes of a mighty vote. The restaurant with the most votes took home the Margarita Rumble 2019 title. NYC Plugged was invited to the showdown of drinks early on in the day, where we tried to examine margaritas through various lens. As much as it should boil down to the strength of liquor, we believe the execution of the drink, ingredients and general presentation all play a factor in a tasty margarita. After all, liquor isn’t cheap in New York City, so you might as well get what you pay for, right?
With an energetic DJ spinning tunes from Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X and more, Margarita Rumble set up like a tasting test straight out of your Cinco de Mayo brunch dreams, where attendees were encouraged to make their way from table to table to meet with representatives from the restaurants and get their drink on. Needless to say, we stopped at all of them. The event was sectored off into three different times, but a quick look at the event’s Instagram Story revealed the champ by the end of it all: Dos Caminos. While the winning restaurant received the most votes, we have to deem Agave, Thompson Brooke and Mojave as our own highlights for the event.
Margarita Rumble arrived right before Cinco de Mayo festivities, giving Greenpoint a momentary tease for the weekend ahead. While presentation for the tables didn’t necessarily hold up well on the rooftop nor on the entry floor, folks showed up for one reason and one reason only: to drink. Regardless of the preferred restaurant, attendees did just that.
Margarita Rumble is currently making its way around the globe. It hits Manchester, London on May 5th.