It's that time of year for one of my favorite events in downtown El Paso. The Downtown Management District is teaming up again with some great downtown restaurants for the Downtown Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl. If you haven't checked out the great places to chow down downtown, this is a great way to do that. It's also a great way to meet new people because you'll be moving from restaurant to restaurant with a group. I've been to a couple of crawls and they are a blast!

The event will fill your belly with a five-course meal, with each course at one of the five different downtown restaurants. Spots are limited and this event tends to sell out, so buy your tickets as early as possible to reserve your spot in the crawl.

Tickets can now be purchased at DowntownElPaso.com for $40 for crawls on Wednesday and Thursday and $45 for crawls on Friday.

These are the participating restaurants and dishes you'll get to indulge in:

B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub - Appetizer of Shrimp Tacos (Shrimp and fresh pico de gallo on corn tortillas) & Oyster Shooter (Shucked California coast oyster with house-made cocktail sauce, lime juice and spices).

Taft Diaz - Appetizer of Tempura Artichoke Taco (marinated enoki mushrooms, salsa macha – epazote aioli).

Elemi Restaurant - Entrée of Quesadilla Del Momento (heirloom maiz tortilla, local asadero cheese, seasonal ingredients, and avocado).

Park Tavern - Entrée of Chicken Picatta (angel hair pasta with pan seared chicken
and lemon caper sauce).

Rockstar Burger Bar - Dessert of Rockstar Fried Cheesecake (creamy fried cheesecake towers drizzled in strawberry scrappers).

DATES AND TIMES FOR EAT AUTHENTICO:

Wednesday, May 8th at 6pm
Wednesday, May 8th at 7pm
Thursday, May 9th at 6pm
Thursday, May 9th at 7pm
Friday, May 10th at 6pm
Friday, May 10th at 7pm
Friday, May 10th at 8pm