San Antonio, TX: Throwing It Down Taco Truck Style

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By Benjamin Olivo | My San Antonio

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Twisted Tacos Truck Throwdown

4 p.m.-midnight Saturday
VFW Post 76, 10th Street and Broadway

A taco competition of food truck proportions is slated for 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday at VFW Post 76. In its third year, the Twisted Tacos Truck Throwdown benefits the VFW Post 76 Veteran Relief Fund. To appease the massive crowds the event experienced in the first two years, all 17 mobile kitchens will be offering a quick $1 al pastor taco, the same taco the trucks will be judged on, until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., the trucks are allowed to get jiggy with the menu. Beer and $2 Twisted Teas are among the refreshments being served. Aside from taco trucks, Kona Ice San Antonio and Saweet Cupcakes will join in the fun.

(Luis M. Garza / LMG Photo Arts)
(Luis M. Garza / LMG Photo Arts)

The competitors:

• Salinas Mini Tacos (2012 Grand Champion)
• Chela’s Tacos (2011 Grand Champion and 2012 People’s Choice Winner)
• Dona Kika Tacos y Gorditas (2011 People’s Choice Winner)
• Mr. Meximum
• Tacos D’Imelda
• Taco Bombers
• Esmi’s Tacos & Gorditas
• SAboresfood
• Frank’s Tacos
• Texasada Mexican Street Food
• Tacos La Bamba
• Tacos Tuyos
• Gracie’s Kitchen
• The Institute of Chili
• The Grilled Jalapeño
• Panchos Mini Tacos
• TACO De Cortez

Finding Friday and Los #3 Dinners will provide the live music.