The mere thought of consuming tacos and tequila together while surrounded by creatures at the Hattiesburg Zoo is more excitement than some of us can handle. For a lucky 350 ticket holders to Tacos & Tequila on June 16, it was just the right answer to a 106 degree heat index. The special event featured a five-course tapas style experience of unique Mexican-inspired dishes, including elotes (street corn) and pork carnitas, paired with tequila-based cocktails, like the agave colada sno-cone that packed a punch. Salsa dancing was led by Hattiesburg Ballroom & Beyond. A highlight of the evening was a piñata delivery to the Sumatran Tiger exhibit. Tiger brothers Kuasa and Cinta destroyed their toys and then went for a dip.
Photos by Courtland Wells