Exciting Taco Truck Throwdown Hosted by VFW Post 76 will Soon Be Underway
The VFW Post 76 at 10th Street and Broadway will host the 8th Annual Exciting Taco Truck Throwdown, a taco and food truck competition, on Sunday May 27th, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
This free all ages event will feature live music from Los #3 Dinners and Finding Friday as local taco trucks and food trucks showcase their most delicious menu items. Attendees will enjoy a sampling period from 12 noon to 4pm when tacos al pastor will be available from all trucks for only $1. Each truck will feature a signature item as well, giving event-goers a variety of eats from which to choose. The Official Tortilla is Mission Foods, providing corn and flour tortillas many participating trucks, making this year’s tacos more delicious than ever!
Adults can enjoy $3 Twisted Tea, from which a portion of the proceeds benefit the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund, providing assistance to veterans in need. The VFW Post 76 is the oldest post in Texas and this event has historically been one of their top fund raisers.
The 2017 competition featured 28 of San Antonio’s favorite taco trucks, from which the 2017 Grand Champion Salinas Mini Tacos was crowned (their second Grand Champion win), along with Freestyle category winner Mr. Meximum and People’s Choice winner Truck N’ Taco. The Grand Champion is based on each trucks’ tacos al pastor and the Freestyle category winner is based on a taco entry of the contestants’ choice. Entries in both categories are scored by local celebrity judges and the People’s Choice winner is chosen through text voting during the event.
The 8th Annual Taco Truck Throwdown is sponsored by the San Antonio Current, Mission Foods and Ricos Products. More information, contestant applications and contest rules can be found at www.TacoTruckThrowdownSA.com.