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Saturday, April 13, 2013
The First Annnual Tacolandia drops on 6/23 at the Hollywood Palladium. Come Join the LA Weekly and I for the Ultimate L.A. Taco Party
Well, let me say it has been a couple years of dedicated work behind the scenes to see this finally happen--I'm having my first big event on Sunday, June 23rd at the Hollywood Palladium called Tacolandia--with a little(not so little) help with my friends at the L.A. Weekly. A portion of the proceeds will go to Homeboy Industries, an organization that's been doing good in the hood, making L.A. tastier and safer.
It will feature over 30 vendors that have been hand picked by me, with the goal of putting together a unique event to celebrate one of the city's most beloved foods--the taco. You've been to events with fleets of "gourmet trucks"--I love them too--and you've been to fancy chef fests in which you paid a $100+ ticket where you've also had some great tacos, but on this day we will celebrate mom and pops, my personal relationship with Baja California, stands, traditional loncheros(catering trucks), and taquerias at what will be the tastiest and most approachable food event ever produced in L.A. Street food should be inexpensive in price and luxurious in flavor my friends.
Tacolandia is Los Angeles--we live in an urban sprawl covered in outlaw street stands and tables, old school taco trucks, taquerias, modern taco concepts; shiny,shrink wrapped gourmet trucks serving global tacos; chef driven taco carts, and hipster taco trailers. From the barrios of Boyle Heights to Huntington Park; from the after hours hits in Highland Park to Silver Lake; from the strings of dim white globes that are festooned above sizzling meats along the avenues and boulevards of East L.A. to South Central; and from the West Side to the Oaxacan coffee scented block of Mateo St.--L.A. is a land of tacos.
There will be no two vendors alike--there will be friends from Baja (Chef Javier Plascencia, La Guerrerense, Tacos Kokopelli, and Mariscos El Mazateno will be there), and it's just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the Hollywood/Vine metro station.
Tickets go on sale April 18 at 10am, and check the website for updates on confirmed vendors.
Thanks for your support, and I hope to see old friends and make new ones at the first annual Tacolandia.
Sunday, June 23rd
$20 admission, for tacos only
$40 admission, for tacos, beer, and tequila!!
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