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


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Participating Restaurants

Ambriza Social Mexican Kitchen, Bayou & Bottle, Berryhill,
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Chuy’s – River Oaks,  Cilantro’s Cocina,
Eight Row Flint,  
El Tiempo Cantina,  Emmaline,  Emma’s Mex Grill,
Field & Tides,  Grandma’s Boys Lemonade,  The Grove,
Harold’s in the Heights,  
Kicpops,  La Fisheria,  Line & Lariat,
Los Tios Mexican Restaurant,  
Lucille’s,  Lupe Tortilla,  On the Kirb,
The Palm,  Poitin Bar + Kitchen,  Superica,  Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

Check out last year’s highlight video!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Belmont Village,  Kirby Ice House,  Matthew Whitlock,  Alex & Aron Will

Gold Sponsors
Clovis Point Capital,  CultureMap,  Iberia Bank,  Kendra Scott,  Le Palais Apartments

Silver Sponsors
Amegy Bank,  AmWins,  Bud Light / Silver Eagle Distributors,
The Calderwood Group,  EaterPass,  Guaranteed Rate Affinity,  Higginbotham,  Iconic Realty,
Jimmy Erwin – Chicago Title Commercial,  PRN Realty,  Social Behavior,  Spark Energy, Kelsey & Jeffrey Tarpinian

Bronze Sponsors
Axis Communications,  Bowen Miclette & Britt,
Cross Country Mortgage / The Jennifer Grube Team,
Deanna Dawson / BHGRE Gary Greene (Better Homes & Garden),
ExxonMobil Foundation,  Global Aircraft Services,
Houston Pediatric Dental Specialists,  Anna & Hal Holliday,
Jeff & Jane Hurley,  Mary Caroline Lee,  Lisa & Mike O’Leary,  OpSolutions
Origin Bank,  Cindi and Karl Priebe,  Clair & Ryan Primm
Jonathan & Ashley Sloan,  Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.,
Richard and Irene Wang Family

8th Wonder,  Bearcom Wireless Worldwide,  Ditta Meat Company, Dos Equis,  LM Photography,,  Texas Tamale Company

Thank you to everyone who made the 10th Annual Margarita Taste Off our best year yet! We raised more than $90,000 to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families right here in Houston!


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 Elizabeth Haines at or (713) 270-4700