Thursday, October 4, 2012 , Updated 6:44 p.m., March 17, 2013
UPDATED: Finally! DFW gets a taco festival
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DEEP ELLUM Happy National Taco Day. Great news: Dallas is finally getting a proper taco festival. The North Texas Taco Festival will be a celebration of our area’s taco diversity held in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and presented by the Taco Trail and Entrée Dallas.
The event will host more than 10 taquerías, restaurants, and food trucks, serving some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite tacos. Among the vendors offering classic and unique tacos will be Cafeteria y Loncheria El Padrino, Rusty Taco, Rock and Roll Tacos, and So-Cal Tacos. Those curious about Filipino tacos will amble into Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar.
During an Iron Chef-style competition, Dallas chefs, including Brian C. Luscher (The Grape Restaurant), will go tortilla to tortilla for the honor of best taco, as judged by a panel of local writers and discerning taco enthusiasts.
And that’s only the beginning. More exciting announcements will be made leading up to the festival.
The North Texas Taco Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., on the 2800 block of Main Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Crowdus Street, alongside the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and its 40 vendors.
For questions and sponsorship or vendor inquiries, contact José Ralat-Maldonado at 917-854-2917 or ralatMaldonado AT Gmail dot Com or Brandon Castillo at 972-898-9227 or Brandon AT DeepEllumMarket dot com. Visit www.northtexastacofestival.com for up-to-date information.
Now, go eat some tacos.
UPDATE: Participants are:
- El Tizoncito
- Velvet Taco
- Rusty Taco
- Revolver Taco Lounge
- Chile Pepper Grill
- Taco Party
- Urban Taco
- La Nueva Fresh & Hot Tortilleria
The festival will also feature a Taco Throwdown, where five chefs attempt to make the best taco. The winner of a raffle will get to sample the tacos, and judges will pick the winner.
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