Category: News

09/07/17

Taco Tuesday Food Fights

Taco Tuesday Food Fights returns to Border Grill Downtown LA every Tuesday, September 12 to October 31, 2017. Inspired by different regions in Mexico – Yucatan, Mexico City, Veracruz, Sinaloa, Durango, Oaxaca, Baja California Sur, and Jalisco – two street tacos will go head to head each week. Winners will be decided by you based on votes and will compete for the top prize in the championship round!

Featured street food tacos will be priced at $3.50 each, plus enjoy happy hour all night and the dj on the patio. Call 213.486.5171 for more details and check out the lineup below.

 

2017 Street Food Fights Schedule 

Week 1 | September 12, 2017 – Yucatan vs Mexico City

Week 2 | September 19, 2017 – Veracruz vs Sinaloa

Week 3 | September 26, 2017 – Durango vs Oaxaca

Week 4 | October 3, 2017 – Baja California Sur vs Jalisco

Week 5 | October 10, 2017 – Semi-Finals Round

Week 6 | October 17, 2017 – Semi-Finals Round

Week 7 | October 24, 2017 – Third Place Round

Week 8 | October 31, 2017 – Championship Round
 

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09/01/17

Dine Out and Do Good for No Kid Hungry

We’ve partnered with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry to raise money and end childhood hunger in America. For the entire month of September we’re offering our new Triple H Taco with crispy carnitas, hass avocado, and hatch chile at the Border Grill Trucks, and restaurants in Downtown LA and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay and The Forum Shops! For every taco plate purchased, $1 will go to the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Did you know each dollar can help connect a child in the U.S. with up to 10 healthy meals? To find out more information or to donate directly to No Kid Hungry, please visit www.nokidhungry.org.

07/21/17

Who’s on First? Border Grill Catering!

While our signature tacos and Border guacamole are a hit at any party, our catering team loves to push the envelope with customized menus and dishes. So when we got a call from a repeat client about catering their baseball-themed birthday party, we were super excited to think outside the box and get creative!

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

 

Baseball-Themed Birthday Challenge: What kind of stadium food do guests enjoy most while watching their favorite teams?

Although Modern Mexican cuisine is what our chefs are best known for, we’ve been putting an inventive spin on recipes from around the world for many years. Needless to say, we were game for this baseball-themed birthday challenge!

Here in sunny Los Angeles, we know Dodger Dogs are always a fan fave, but what about all the amazing local food served at other stadiums around the country? We rounded up the best stadium eats, gave them a unique Border Grill twist, and put together our lineup of elevated ballpark fare.

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

 

Philadelphia Phillies: Philly Cheese Steaks

We took a swing at the classic Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich from Citizens Bank Park and scored! Our chefs created a mouthwatering appetizer featuring thinly sliced carne asada, grilled onions and peppers, and finished with a homemade cheese sauce. Coupled with a cool, delicious cole slaw, this was a fantastic way to start off the party!

Baseball-Themed Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

 

New York Mets: Lobster Rolls

Citi Field offers a lobster roll that we were dying to recreate. We drizzled the lobster with malt vinegar aioli and crunchy celery. Served alongside seasoned Belgian fries, the lobster roll was a home run!

Baseball-Themed Birthday

 

Next at bat: Pulled Pork and Chicken Tender Sliders

Busch stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, is known for killer chicken tenders and pulled pork sliders. So naturally, we went for the double play – a pulled pork and chicken tender combo. Topped with a tangy, sweet homemade bbq sauce, and sliced pickles, we served them with a side of baked beans. Definitely worth stealing a second.

Baseball-Themed Birthday

 

Los Angeles: Dodger Dogs

We couldn’t forget about our boys in blue! Inspired by Dodger Stadium’s Dodger Dogs, we served up all-beef hot dogs, and included a variety of toppings – bacon, chopped onions, relish, ketchup and mustard. We grilled up another gametime favorite too, Frito Pie Dogs! Who can resist chili, Fritos and cheese on top of a warm all beef frank?

Baseball-Themed-Birthday

Photo by Stephanie Gill Photography

We love bringing events to life, and this creative ballpark birthday bash really takes the cake! Special thanks to party planner extraordinaire Send in the Clowns and Stephanie Gill Photography for the photos. The entire vendor team hit it out of the park at this event!

Looking for fun and festive menus for your next event? Our full-service catering team has got you covered!

 

07/20/17

National Tequila Day

Tequila Day

 

In celebration of National Tequila Day on Monday, July 24, 2017 we have not just one tequila but three tequila ways to get in the spirit!

1. Raise a toast to Tequila day in Las Vegas at Border Grill Forum Shops with Patrón shots and giveaways or taste the tempting Tanteo tequila cocktails, Smoke and Mora or La Uve, featured at Border Grill Mandalay Bay. 

 

2. Sip three types of tequila flights, including Casa Noble, Casamigos, or Corralejo, and learn about the different flavor profiles at Border Grill Downtown LA. 

 

3. Ask our bartenders to create your favorite tequila concoction. There’s no wrong way to celebrate when tequila is involved!

 

Tanteo tequila cocktails

 

Celebrating at home? Check out our tequila recipes below and mix up a few of your own.

Cucumber Cooler, spiked with your silver tequila of choice.

Tangerine Mint Sparkling Margarita is the perfect cocktail anytime of year.  When tangerines aren’t in season substitute oranges instead.

Watermelon Lemonade. Watermelon, or sandia, Lemonade is the perfect summer refresher. Just add tequila!

Tequila Tamarindo. Tamarind’s thick brown pulp makes an exceptionally fruity sweet-and-sour juice that is perfect with hot, and spicy foods.

Raspberry Chipotle Margarita. We combine chipotle with sweet raspberry and vinegar for this smoky but fruity shrub.

Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita. One of our most popular cocktails when juicy blood oranges are in season.

If you prefer to savor the complex flavors of tequila, then try serving it alongside Sangrita and match, sip for sip. 

Eat your tequila with a California Avocado Pineapple Salsa that’s tangy, sweet, and spicy and goes great on everything. We like to serve it with Cumin Glazed Ribs.