Because it’s TACO TUESDAY, let’s remember what a blast we had at the first TACO FEST two weeks ago. What I expected before arriving to Mago Grill in the Roosevelt Collection was the usual type of food event – participating restaurants each with their table, serving food, some drink specials, some mingling amongst guests. You know, the usual. What we actually got at Taco Fest was a PARTY, and all to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository! The music was blasting, the DJ was on point, the tacos were all delicious, tequila shots on were deck, and everyone – vendors and guests alike – had a great time all night!
My personal favorites were from Latinicity (al pastor) & Son of a Butcher (spicy shrimp), but every participating restaurant team served well thought-out and well executed tacos. Cafe Tola served a vegetarian empanada style taco with a black bean and plaintain filling that even us carnivores fell in love with. I have little more to say than that I was thoroughly impressed by all involved. So two thoughts before I share pics from the night:
- CONGRATULATIONS to the team from Son of a Butcher for winning best taco! Much deserved… and the chef cried when they were named first place! Love.
- WELL DONE to my friend, Nikki Lee, for planning, organizing and executing an incredibly successful event! So proud of you, and can’t wait for the next one. ❤
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