Last year I tried Dos Rios’ fresh guacamole for the first time…and I have had a craving for it ever since. I mentioned on Twitter how much I absolutely love Dos Rios’ guacamole and I got an overwhelming response. I soon found out that there were a lot of other people in the social media community around the Des Moines area who also enjoy Dos Rios’ guacamole – so I decide to run with the idea by creating the GuacUp.
The GuacUp is a social event with the opportunity to network and it’s all based around food – in this case guacamole. The first GuacUp was a success and brought in approximately 60 people to Dos Rios to try the guacamole and to meet new people who also enjoy the food and social media scenes around Des Moines. The event was also featured in the Business Record article, “Groups use social media to promote restaurants.”
“I was really impressed by the crowd at the last GuacUp,” said Emilee Richardson, Public Relations Specialist with IRIS and one of the event’s attendees. “It’s a simple idea, really… A gathering of people who enjoy guacamole. But because it’s so informal (and probably because SO many people love Dos Rios’ guac), it’s a great way to meet new and interesting people.”
When’s the next GuacUp? The second GuacUp will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at Dos Rios Cantina & Tequila Lounge (in the back room) located at 316 Court Avenue in Des Moines. Come and enjoy some guacamole, as well as the drink specials for the night, which are $4 margaritas and $5 mojitos. And if you’re not a huge fan of guacamole, don’t worry! There are plenty of other appetizer options at Dos Rios that are well worth trying. I’d recommend the Queso Fundido or the Tres Salsas de Dos Rios…they are both great alternatives!
If you’d like to attend the event (or see who’s attending that you might know), check the RSVP from Twitter or search for the event under “GuacUp” on Facebook. As of right now there are already over 50 people who have RSVP’d!
Want to learn more about the GuacUp? Take a look at my post from last year, which explains what a TweetUp is and how the event got it’s name.