The lucky folks in Texas have amazing breakfast tacos, and locally, it’s almost as fun to debate top taco contenders for any meal even if burrito slabs tend to get more heat and attention. Hearing news from Erin Archuleta (co-owner of ICHI Sushi + Ni Bar and Ichi Kayika) that Eat Drink SF would have a Taco Knockdown event with 17 restaurants was a preview for what’s in store this Thursday night. The focus is on creative food, with intriguing taco entries like duck confit, chicharrones, Hokkaido scallop, Vietnamese, Bolognese, birria de chivo, chashu and egg – a global batch that is worlds away from the usual taco offerings.
[jump] Taco Knockdown ticket holders can cast votes on tacos from Bacon Bacon, CHAYA Brasserie, Chez TJ, Coqueta, Delfina, Dirty Habit, Dosa, El Capitan, Fog City, ICHI Sushi, LA Chapter (Ace Hotel, Los Angeles), El Techo de Lolinda, Mekong Kitchen, One Market, PABU, The Ramen Bar, Trick Dog, and Uno Dos Tacos. There are also tequila and other adult drinks from the Bon Vivant posse along with wine and beer for this 21 and over event.
Taco Knockdown, ($75), Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Folsom Street Foundry,1425 Folsom.
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