Desert Rose by The Pizza Joint

Monthly DTEP Tasting Tour highlights Five Downtown Restaurants

As part of a new event, the El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD) would like to guide visitor’s taste buds on a Downtown Tasting Tour.

“We are excited to welcome visitors back into the Downtown, and there’s no better way to get a sense of community than with food. As we move forward, the DMD will continue to support businesses and stakeholders by offering a variety of events for people to enjoy Downtown the way it was intended,” said Joe Gudenrath, DMD Executive Director.

For the next four months, on the last Thursday, five participating restaurants will showcase an individual offering. Restaurants have been challenged to design a dish around an earth element. 

These elements of flavor will include Earth on June 24th, Wind on July 29th, Fire on August 26th, and Water on September 30th. The tour is self-guided starting each last Thursday from 6pm to 9pm.

Tickets are $30 each and are limited to 50 per event, so do not wait.  To purchase tickets, visit

June 24th Menu for the Downtown Tasting Tour inspired by EARTH.

Anson 11

Pappardelle Pasta – homemade pasta, market vegetables, green chili, braised beef, veal, veal demi and house-made herbed ricotta.

B-17 Bombers

Juicy chicken wing smothered in a fresh mango, chipotle adobo sauce.

Taft Diaz

Corn tortilla with cheese crust, tempura zucchini blossom, black bean and huitlacoche puree. Garnished with shaved spicy onions, cotija cheese and cilantro.

The Pizza Joint

Desert rose stuffed with smoked gouda, ricotta, mushrooms and bell peppers complimented with bruschetta.

Frontera Churros

Churro Cactus with Oreo cookie crumble dappled with strawberry and cherry sauce.