UPDATE: A Full Plate has announced that Taco Takedown has been postponed and will be combined with the fall’s rib cook-off.
A Full Plate, the Northern Liberties café and BYOB known for their rib-off and chili challenge, is hosting the Taco Take Down at Liberty Lands on Saturday, June 9th from 12-3:30 p.m. and they are looking for competitors.
The competition, which directly precedes the Northern Liberties Spring Music Festival, consists of pro and amateur teams of three creating the best tacos they can to win. Entrants can participate in the Anything Goes Tacos category, the Vegetarian Tacos category, or both. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each category, as well as a “People’s Choice” winner voted on by, well, the people.
Though taco components may be prepared prior to the competition, each pro team must create at least 200 tacos and each amateur team must create 150 to feed both the crowd and judges. Tacos will be judged on texture, taste, heat, aroma, and appearance. Each team will be allotted a 10 foot x 10 foot space in which to set up a tent, display, or anything else they might want. Themed spaces as well as team costuming are encouraged, and an honorary prize will be given to the most creative team display. To compete, each team must pay a $25 fee. For more information about the competition email email@example.com.
If you’re just interested in choosing the “People’s Choice” winner, entrance to the event at 12pm is $1 which allows you exactly one taco and one ballot. Sad, I know. But don’t be too sad, because $15 gets you unlimited tacos! Yay tacos!