Sydney, we’ve got some good news for your Wednesday. We wish we could tell you the pandemic was over, done and dusted and behind us. But for as long as that isn’t the case, we will keep delivering good news in the form of delicious foodie dreams—like a festival dedicated to slushie margaritas, for example.
Yes, a three-week-long slushie marg festival titled "Ritapalooza" is due to hit Sydney this month.
Hosted by the legends at El Camino Cantina, Sydney’s veritable home of giant slushie margaritas, Ritapalooza will feature 15 brand new margarita flavours, cheap eats, DJs, live music and COVID safe vibes.
Kicking off on Tuesday 25 August, alongside El Camino’s signature margaritas (the classic, mango, strawberry and tropical), you’ll be treated to a bout of nostalgia and kidult feels with flavours like HubbaBubba, fairy bread, and a grape flavoured marg sprinkled with Nerds.
There’ll be margarita mashups, like a spritz-margarita and a mojito-margarita too, and we’re also keen on the coconut, raspberry and sour apple flavours.
Keen to try them all? Rock up at 6pm and have a go at a margarita blind tasting. A $30 entry fee will see you sip six different margs and if you can guess the flavours correctly, you’ll be in it to win a double voucher for an El Camino Cantina Tex Mex Fiesta package, which involves a three-course menu and two-hours of free-flowing margaritas, beer or wine.
You can also sample the full flavour suite by ordering up the “Metre Rita”, a metre-long paddle featuring 13 margarita flavours in 50ml sizes.
As for all the cheap eats, El Camino has something for everyone. A “Party Palooza” package ($89) includes bottomless slushie margs, and your pick of the wacky flavours mentioned above, as well as three courses of El Camino classics (hello spicy buffalo wings with blue cheese mayo, soft house-made tortillas and sizzling adobo chicken fajitas).
And on Tuesdays, tacos are a very cool $4 a pop; wings are 10c each on Wednesdays with a drink purchase (obviously you would order a margarita), and on Thursdays, fajitas are $20 with the purchase of a Cadillac-style margarita.
Make your bookings right here.
When: Tuesday 25 August – Saturday 26 September
Where: El Camino Cantina, The Rocks
Image credit: El Camino Cantina