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NON-DRINKING-FOOD ONLY Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly

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NON-DRINKING-FOOD ONLY Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly


+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station Shed

1500 E. Main St. Richmond, VA

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Combo Package + Convention Center C Craft Beer B Food F Music M Wine W

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All-inclusive. This sumptuous culinary event, a sell-out out since its inception, will be held in the spectacular Main Street Station Shed in Historic Shockoe Bottom. In addition to the cool venue, the tacos, craft beer and other craft beverages will be expertly curated. NOTE: This ticket EXCLUDES all alcoholic beverages and INCLUDES all of the tacos.

NON-DRINKING-FOOD ONLY Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly features 12+ very creative, artisan tacos (including the legendary chocolate "dessert" taco) from some of RVA's finest chefs and food trucks and live music.  This is a perfect event for foodies looking for a cool night on the town with some live entertainment. 

Ticket Package Availability:

There are no ticket packages that include NON-DRINKING-FOOD ONLY Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly. 

Here's What You'll Experience at Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly:  

  • Twelve+ of Richmond's finest chefs will create artisan, handcrafted tacos with a myriad of different ingredients and spices.  The tacos will feature various ethnic and regional cuisines.  Vegetarians will have several delicious options.   You'll have the opportunity to eat them all while enjoying live music in the coolest venue in Richmond.
  • This is a "walk-around" grazing and mingling event, but there will be some seating available and plenty of stand-up cocktail tables.
  • The ticket price includes ALL of the tacos and soda or water to drink.​
  • There will be great live music.  Details on the band coming soon
  • Awards presentation for the top taco chosen by our expert panel of foodie judges assembled by Style Weekly.
  • Event will be held in the gorgeous Main Street Station Shed
  • Dress comfortably - casual attire if you like!  Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Attendees under 21 ARE PERMITTED to attend with a parent or guardian.
  • There will be a kids' area available staffed by Capital Ale House.

Restaurant & Taco Descriptions 

(These are from the 2016 event; 2017 tacos will be available in early October)

Africanne on Main - Wild Life Taco

Aramark - Chorizo, beef & black bean with tomatoes and sihrachi slaw in a flour tortilla

Boka Taco

Capital Ale House - Pork belly tacos topped with roasted corn salsa, cilantro slaw, and roasted tomato aioli

Casa Del Barco - Braised Lamb Tacos with Mexican Coke BBQ sauce, apple-fennel slaw, crispy polenta and lemon-mint crema

Coco Bans - Chicken Curry w/Coconut Rice & Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin w/Creamy Apple Slaw

Culinard - Smoked Chili Braised Octopus, Mexican Street Corn Salsa, Avocado and Cojito Taco And White chocolate Grand Marnier mousse with fresh seasonal berries in a Pecan praline crunch Taco

India K'Raja - Chickpea Taco with Pickled Carrots

Lehja - Tandoor Grilled Organic Free Range Chicken Breast, Mango-Chili Salsa, Spiced Mint-Hung Yogurt Chutney

Mosaic - Three Day Prime Short Rib: Lavash Taco, Grilled Spring Onion Salad, Coffee Stout Glace, Crème Fraiche

Sophisticated Soirees - Taco #1:  Thai Chicken w.Fennel/Apple Salsa - Taco #2:  Local Veggie Blowout w.Tomatillo Pico de Gallo



Strawberry Street Café - pulled pork with chipotle slaw

The Hungry Turtle - Banh Mi Tacos - Choice of either Braised Vietnamese BBQ Pork or Lemongrass Chicken: Topped with julienned carrots and daikon radishes in a sweet & tangy brine, julienned english cucumbers, cilantro and sriracha aioli on a flour tortilla

Live Music provided by RVA favorites, Notch 9!

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