For $15, today's side deal gets you a ticket to the Tamalada Throw-Down tamale-making contest ($25) and general admission ($5) to TamaleFest San Antonio, a $30 total value. All tamalegenesis occurs at the historic Sunset Station. The throw-down begins at The Spire at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010, and TamaleFest occupies Lone Star Pavilion on Saturday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. This deal also includes two drink tickets.
Watch San Antonio's top tamale masters compete to create the best traditional, contemporary, and sweet tamales. Both you and the judges will be plied with free samples, though only the pros will be allowed to judge the most accomplished husk-wrapped flavor bombs. The next day, the city's top eaters square off in a tamale-eating contest. If you wish to test your corn-pork-chomping mettle, join the lottery pool by dropping by any of Delicious Tamales' six locations more than 24 hours before the contest to enter your name and the name of your next of kin, who can finish the job in the event of fatal sudden-onset tamaleonditis. David Lee Garza and Los Musicales provide the headlining tunes. A portion of proceeds benefits several college and culinary scholarships, which means on April 16 and 17, you can finally eat your way to someone else's knowledge.
Groupon buyers must be 21 or older.
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