Based in San Antonio, Texas

Twisted Taco Truck Throwdown, Taco Libre take over S.A., Austin, respectively

Credit: Courtesy Thomas Bishop

As your friendly neighborhood Tacoist, I thought you’d like to know about two taco-themed events this weekend:

The 7th annual Twisted Taco Throwdown takes places 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday at VFW Post 76, 10 10th Street. This is one of the better food events in San Antonio, in my humble opinion. Full disclosure: I’m one of the judges. They did not ask me to blog about it. But I want to because this event is a great deal. Admission is free and there are $1 al pastor taco options from the 20 or so food trucks participating. The trucks will also sell other tacos, but you can’t beat $1 tacos. This event sells itself. Click here for more info.

Yes, Austin blows. But this event actually looks cool. The taquerias represented are curated by José Rabat, a legit taco critic from Dallas who runs the Taco Trail blog, and a friend of The Tacoist. Plus, S.A.’s own Piñata Protest and Nina Diaz are among the acts. $16 admission, so it’s not cheap. I won’t be going because it’s Mother’s Day and also Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. But I look forward to checking out the restaurants showcased at this event down the road. Click here for more info.

Benjamin Olivo

Have any taco news, issues or concerns? Email me at ben@thetacoist.com.

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