It would be fair to say that despite the fact that we do an awful lot of events, we don’t consider ourselves event planners. This is why we are such believers in collaboration. We always try to work with the best of the best who bring their game to whatever event we have going.

This is especially true of the upcoming La Lucha de La Cocina on August 13th at Pier 70 in San Francisco, a collaborative fundraiser for La Cocina, the non profit culinary incubator in San Francisco’s Mission District that helps <primarily immigrant> women start formal food businesses. In addition to the Lucha Libre and Taquiza (taco extravaganza) which we previously wrote about, there will also be three bars hosted by some of San Francisco’s most innovative bars and restaurants – ABV, Old Bus Tavern, and Novela.

Each bar will present special cocktails and punches that marry the lucha theme with pure deliciousness. There will also be beers on tap from Baja Brewing, Calicraft, Lagunitas and Modelo Especial. If that isn’t enough to whet your whistle, we’ll also have some hard “aguas” by Hard Frescos on tap.

Recent Tales of the Cocktail best bar winner ABV will be serving up “The Paloma Rosada” featuring Espolon tequila and “El Maximo” powered by Del Maguey’s Vida mezcal. Top 100 SF Chronicle Old Bus Tavern will be throwing down a special take on their “OBT” with Espolon Tequila and fiery poblano chiles. They will also be serving the “El Santo,” an Ilegal Mezcal fueled treat. The SOMA favorite Novela, working with the Bon Vivants, will be packing the punches with their Tito Santana, The Man of a Thousand Masks  and Pepper Gomez featuring Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes and Wild Turkey 101.

Of course the event would not be complete without a special mezcal lounge tasting area where you’ll be able to sample mezcals from El Jolgorio, Wahaka Mezcal, Marca Negra, Bruxo, Montelobos, Del Maguey, and Ilegal Mezcal. This is definitely the place to be!

A huge thank you to everyone listed above for graciously donating their time and product to the event, meaning all proceeds will go to La Cocina.