Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Golden Ticket: Tacolandia

Blood sausage taco at the Mercado Olympic on homemade blue corn tortillas

In just a few hours, select loncheras, mom and pops, taquerias, and chefs will take part in the first annual  LA Weekly's Tacolandia curated by myself. The event sold out surprisingly fast and we've been inundated with requests from all over the U.S. from people trying to get tickets. One woman from the East Coast had booked a flight to L.A. only to attend Tacolandia for her birthday, and was freaking out that there were no more tickets.

Luckily, she had an in through a sponsor--she is in the restaurant business--and today she'll be enjoying the many flavors of one of the United State's favorite foods--the taco.

It seems Tacolandia has become an overnight sensation--simply because people have been wanting a proper celebration of the taco for some time--who knew?

With a small crew, limited marketing--many blogs and stories about Tacolandia were written just because people were excited about this event--we created a taco frenzy. Television spots had to be cancelled because the event had sold out, but many have told us that people are buzzing about Tacolandia everywhere.

If you happened to get a ticket, I look forward to seeing you today--there will be so many special dishes made for this event--you're in for a real treat.

See you at Tacolandia! Thanks for your support for this event, and have fun today.


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