The San Antonio Food and Wine Alliance's inaugural Taco Rumble has settled — at least for now — a long-simmering dispute over whether San Antonio or Austin makes the best tacos.San Antonio team La Fonda de Jaime 2.0 wooed a panel of judges and took home the belt at Thursday night's competition. The fundraising event, which took place at east-of-downtown event venue The Espee, is expected to be an annual affair.
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- Cuishe Cocina Mexicana's VIP fare included scorpions and fried crickets.
Fifteen teams from San Antonio and Austin duked it out for taco supremacy at the gathering, which raised money for the Alliance, a nonprofit supporting the South Texas food and beverage community. Proceeds will fund a grant program for chefs, farmers and artisan producers.
Other notable tacos at the event included Chef Jesse Kuykendall’s Taco Arabe with shawarma-style pork, crema Mexicana, cucumbers, cilantro and chile arbol salsa, and Lala’s Gordita’s puffy tacos Norteño with shredded chicken, adobo sauce Curtido, crema and salsa verde.
Check out the Current's slideshow of the event for more photos of the food, chefs and hungry attendees.
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