Texans know the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food, but do you know the difference between Oaxacan and Yucatecan food?
Mexican food is as varied as American food, and you can explore some of that diversity at Mexic-Arte Museum‘s annual Taste of Mexico event on May 2. From 6 to 9 p.m. at Brazos Hall, 204 E. Fourth Street, you’ll find food from more than 40 Austin restaurants, food trucks and beverage purveyors. Organizers have asked participants to showcase indigenous ingredients and techniques found throughout Mexican cuisine.
Proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s kid- and family-friendly art education programs, which benefit more than 10,000 participants in Austin. You can find tickets ($50 for museum members; $60 for general admission; $75 for VIP) at mexic-artemuseumevents.org.
Food and beverage participants are ATX Cocina, Cruzteca, Cool Beans, Cornucopia Popcorn, Curra’s Grill, Dai Due Taquería, Eldoraco Cafe, El Norteño Jerky, Grizzeldas, El Nuevo Mexico, Hay Elotes, La Pera, Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Mellizoz Tacos, Pancho Bigotes Salsas, Pueblo Viejo, Sazón
Serranos, Tacos Guerrero, TNT Tacos and Tequila, T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs, Tamale Addiction, Vivo, H-E-B, La Mexican Bakery, Las Mangonadas
Parkside, Regia Bakery, SRSLY Chocolate, Sweet Tsopelik, Amorada Tequila, Alegria! Aguas Frescas, Bud Light, Caffe Del Fuego, Chango Loco Mezcal, Clase Azul Tequila, Cuvée Coffee, Dulce Vida Tequila, Estrella Jalisco, Herradura Tequila, Ruta Maya Coffee, Soley, Tequila Sheela, Third Coast Coffee and Topo Chico.