Grand Lagoon Tacos & Tequila Fest a Success


Marta Rose Thorpe.8 27 20By Marta Rose-Thorpe

Five hundred locals attended the Third Annual Tacos & Tequila Fest at Hammerhead Fred’s on May 8. Grand Lagoon establishments competed for the Best Taco and Best Tequila Beverage in the Grand Lagoon. Three judges from local media outlets (Jan Waddy from the Panama City News Herald, DJ No Sleep from Island 106 Radio, and Jack Smith from PCB Life) sampled all entrees and selected their favorites, with the addition of a People’s Choice vote. Dreamers Restaurant & Bar won the Judges Vote for Best Taco, with the Sheraton PCB Resort winning the Judge’s Choice for Best Tequila Beverage.

Tacos Img 0708Hammerhead Fred’s won the People’s Choice for Best Taco as well as Best Tequila Beverage. Guests were entertained by the Far2Fresh band on Fred’s outdoor stage, and a great time was had by all! Funds raised at Tacos & Tequila go to the Grand Lagoon Coalition, a community development organization that elevates and expands tourism and economic development on the east end of the beach. Stay tuned for the Fourth Annual Tacos & Tequila Fest in May 2022, and check for updates!