The food writer who once did a series on food trucks for the Houston Press, the James Beard-winning cookbook writer, restaurant entrepreneur and man who knows his way around a taco, Robb Walsh, will be curating a new food competition for the Houston Press: Tacolandia.
On Saturday, October 24, The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park will be the site of a massive but selective taco sampling from 4 to 7 p.m. in celebration of the best tacos in Houston.
Styles will range from contemporary to authentic street offerings, with a cash bar, live music and awards for best tacos in various categories.
At 10 a.m. today, pre-sale tickets go on sale. Use promo code TACOS15. Prices start at $25 for general admission (entry to event, unlimited food samples) and $65 for VIP (one-hour early entry at 3 p.m., unlimited food samples, access to VIP lounge with complimentary beer and cocktails, and access to VIP restrooms). The sale ends Sunday at 10 p.m.
Restaurants already committed to the event include El Real, Gerardo's, Moderno Tacos & Tex Mex, Tacos A Go-Go, Chilosos Taco House, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen and Los Tios. Plans are to have at least 25 restaurants on site.
We will update as more restaurants sign on for the event at 105 Sabine.
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