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To do tonight: Taco Truck Throwdown III (UPDATE)

UPDATE:We now have a list of all the taco trucks participating in tonight’s event. If your favorite is not listed, make sure they contact the Grizzlies for next year. Also, congratulations to the Beehive’s taco-judge winner Angel Macias Jr. (du_ddah on Instagram).

If you’re still on the fence about going, here’s a video of the Grizzlie’s Sam Hansen talking about the Central Valley’s taco-truck culture and the motivation behind the throwdown.

Original post (9:45 a.m. Aug. 1):
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A helpful hint for today: Don’t eat.

You’re going to want to save room for the dozen or more tacos you’ll be sampling at tonight’s Taco Truck Throwdown III.

In case you missed it, the Throwdown is an annual celebration of tacos and the Central Valley’s taco-truck culture. It’s hosted by the Fresno Grizzlies and brings together THE BEST trucks from around the region (seriously, the organizers have done their homework on this).

This is the third year for the Throwdown and it’s poised to be the largest yet. The first year was a success — seven trucks sold almost 8,000 tacos during the game. The second year, was simply wild — The game was one of the highest attended last season and close to 15,000 taco were sold.

It’s not hype to say Chukchansi Park will be packed tonight. You’ll want to get there when gates open at 5:30 p.m. Here’s more info on tonight’s event from a post Mike Oz did over at Big League Stew.

In the coming days, be sure to check The Beehive for a comprehensive map with all of the food trucks and their relative locations.

Responses to "To do tonight: Taco Truck Throwdown III (UPDATE)"

The Real Dave says:

been wodnering when you all were gonna post this, seems like theres a delay now on local happenings like this on gettin the word out ever since oz split

Lisa Lindsay says:

I’d like to see that comprehensive map today! Is that ready? Been hunting online for days for the actual start time.

Josh Tehee says:

So, we have the list of truck up now. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and word is, you’ll want to get there around that time to avoid lines.

mdub420 says:

I saw the latina from ksee24 and she wA’s holding a dusty buns taco. I seen her done hold that tAco for over a half hour. She wa’s holding on to it while her the camera man were preparing to do a weather report. She went on air to talk about the effect, the did the weather report, took pictures with fans, all while holding on to that one taco that hasn’t been bitten into. I mean it’s all good, maybe she’s on a diet because she’s a thin Latina, but when you are wearing a taco throwdown judge button, I’d expect you to be eating that taco in between takes. It wa’s just funny to meh.

Go A’s!!!

Bethany Clough says:

Well, if she was indeed judge, she may have already eaten 13 tacos…

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