More than 40 folks who think they have the chops to create the region’s best salsa and tequila drinks will throw down today during the 2013 Southern Arizona Salsa and Tequila Challenge.

The cost to attend, which includes samples of drinks and eats, is $40 a person. Proceeds go to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and the event’s host, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

The challenge gets started at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at La Encantada Shopping Center, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. The event also includes live music and dancing. Details: 797-3959.