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Taco Preview: Local Cantina, Balboa, Sunnyside, Tostadalicious & More

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Taco Preview: Local Cantina, Balboa, Sunnyside, Tostadalicious & More
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Are you an expert on the local taco scene? You should know that Columbus Underground is bringing back our popular event Best Bites: Tacos for the third year in a row! We are gathering the best tacos in the city and we want you to be the judge in picking the best! On Thursday, August 10 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Mapfre Stadium, we will be celebrating all things tacos and giving you a chance to vote on your favorite of the night!

Till then, we thought we’d give you a little sneak peek of what you can expect to taste.

Local Cantina serves up classic Tex-Mex fair with their own twist! They are all about creating an inviting space for you to enjoy it! At Best Bites: Tacos, they will be serving up their CrunchWEEZY, a ‘double decker’ taco with two shells. Containing one hard corn shell and a soft flour shell ‘glued’ together with queso and guacamole and filled with braised beef brisket, lettuce, black bean corn salsa, chipotle cream and queso fresco. For more information, visit localcantina.com.

When you walk on the front patio at Balboa, you might feel like you’ve been transported to a different state. Inspired by the chill vibes you can find in Southern California, they are all about giving you a space to kick back and relax over a plate that will have you thinking you are on the border. At Best Bites: Tacos, Balboa will be dishing out their al pastor taco with thinly sliced pork shoulder in a pineapple-adobo marinade, roasted and topped with tropical salsa and cilantro. For more information, visit Balboagrandview.com.

Sunnyside Tacos is changing the world, one tremendous taco at a time. Slinging delicious tacos from their taco cart all over the city, you are lucky if you can catch them at a farmers market during the week. You can also book them for your own event (or personal taco party). At Best Bites: Tacos they will be serving their Lengua Taco – a braised beef tongue taco with fresh pico de gallo, queso fresco, and creamy avocado sauce on soft corn tortillas. For more information, visit facebook.com/sunnysidetacos.

Tostadalicious (previously known as Phatt Taco) brings authentic Mexican cuisine to the Downtown area. Focusing on fresh, healthy, bold flavors in their menu items and giving guests an array of sauces to embellish the experience. Gearing up to open a new location in Westerville, they will be joining us a Best Bites: Tacos to provide some delicious new bites. They will be serving up black pepper carnitas with orange, jalapeño and blue cheese salsa. For more information, visit, facebook.com/PhattTaco.

Tickets are available now! General admission tickets are $30 and include unlimited access to the event, including taco samples, live entertainment and a specialty cash bar featuring Corona1800 Margarita and Riunite Sangria. A limited number of Early Bird Tickets are available for $35, which gives guests early access to the event (and tacos!) at 6 p.m. for an extra hour of taco time!

The 2017 edition of Best Bites: Tacos will feature bite sized samples from: Mi Tradicion, Local Cantina, Sunnyside Tacos, Nada, Condado, Balboa, Dos Hermanos, Tostadalucious, Yabos TacosCajohn’s Fiery Foods,Pretzels with a Twist, Cosecha Cocina, plus more to be announced before the event!

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to a local charity. The Columbus Underground Best Bites event series been raising money for local charities since launching in August 2014!

Best Bites: Tacos is made possible by the help of ECDI.

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