Young Professionals Group 11th Annual Margarita Taste-Off


Presented By

Don Julio 2017


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Kirby Ice House
3333 Eastside St.
Houston, TX 77098

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. VIP
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m General Admission




Thank you to everyone who made the 10th Annual Margarita Taste Off our best year yet! We raised more than $85,000 to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families right here in Houston!


Participating Restaurants: Alma Latina, Beaver’s, Berryhill, Cilantro’s Mexican Grill & Taco Spot, Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, Eight Row Flint, Emmaline, Emma’s Mex Grill, La Fisheria, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Grandma’s Boys Lemonade, The Grove, Habanera & the Guero, Harold’s in the Heights, Irma’s Southwest Grill, Kicpops, Line & Lariat, Lupe Tortilla, Pablo’s Mexican Kitchen, The Palm, Pistoleros Taco & Tequila Bar, El Tiempo Cantina, Los Tios Mexican Restaurant, Tito’s Cantina. 



Check out last year’s highlight video!


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!


Belmont Village Senior Living     Culture Map     Matthew Whitlock     Alex & Aron Will


Chicago Title Commercial     Clovis Point Capital     UBS


AmWins     Andrews Kurth Kenyon     The Calderwood Group     Coldwell Banker United Realtors     Iberia Bank     ICONIC Realty Group    
PrimeLending     QRS Realty     Silver Eagle Distributors     Social Behavior     Spark Energy     Kelsey & Jeffrey Tarpinian     Texas Loan Star Inc.


Bowen, Miclette & Britt Insurance Agency LLC     Kelly Colclasure     Deanna Dawson – Better Homes & Gardens Gary Greene     Rob & Sterling Evans     ExxonMobil Foundation    
Global Aircraft Services    Higginbotham     Anna & Hal Holliday     Homebridge Financial Services – Allen Team     Instrumentation and Electrical Specialist LLC     OpSolutions     
Cindi & Karl Priebe     Clair & Ryan Primm     Ashley & Jonathan Sloan     Richard & Irene Wang

Beer Sponsors

Dos Equis     Modelo Especial     Oasis Texas Brewing Company     Real Ale Brewing Company

In-Kind Sponsors

Brittney Berube Photography     Chick Fil-A     LM Photography     Texas Tamale Company


Get Involved

Candlelighters’ Young Professional’s Group was created to connect Houston area twenty and thirty-something professionals through philanthropy in support Candlelighters’ mission: to provide emotional, educational and practical assistance to families of children with cancer treated at the Texas Medical Center. Candlelighters provides a unique experience for Candlelighters’ Young Professional Group members to directly impact families in Houston.

Candlelighters’ Young Professional Group members enjoy the benefits of social and peer networking while demonstrating their commitment to their community through fundraising and volunteerism. Candlelighters’ Young Professionals Group members are also given the opportunity to develop and enhance their leadership skills by serving on a Candlelighters committee or board.

For more information, please contact 713-270-4700 or