As you've probably already discovered for yourself, just because a Mexican restaurant in Fresno is open, doesn't necessarily mean the food is good. The same goes for taco trucks. Discovering good street tacos is like finding that amazing designer skirt for $3 at a thrift store: either you hit the jackpot your first time there or you have to keep going from shop to shop, hoping for an incredible steal. Fortunately for us, taco aficionado Mike Oz has traveled up and down the Central Valley, taste-testing tacos for some time now. It's like he's our very own personal shopper for tacos!
Tomorrow, he's sharing some of his favorite finds at Taco Truck Throwdown 2: at least 12 different taco trucks in one place, just for us to search for the tacos we think are best. Mike, representing FresnoBeehive.com and FresnoTacos.com, has teamed up with the Fresno Grizzlies for the second year at Chukchansi Park for an evening of tacos and baseball. Last year, approximately 8,000 tacos were served to 10,000 hungry attendees. This year, Taco Truck Throwdown 2 hopes to exceed the 2011 event, and satisfy attendees with its variety of local trucks. Mike says to get there early to beat the crowds (you don't want to get stuck only tasting from one truck, right?).
Gates open at 5:35 p.m. for the 7:05 p.m. game. You can purchase a ticket at the game and then tacos are sold separately for $2 each (cash only), or you can opt for a Taco Truck Throwdown package at the Chukchansi Park Box Office:
Package 1 ($20): game ticket, four tacos, and a t-shirt
Package 2 ($28): game ticket, eight tacos, and a t-shirt
Bonus for everyone: beers will be sold for $1 and $2 for Tecate Thursdays.