As the "foodie" that I am, how could I pass up an all you-can-eat-and-drink event, especially when "street tacos" are the main attraction? How could I pass on not upgrading to VIP, which includes an hour early admission, and all-you-can-drink craft beer and booze, in direction to all-you-can-eat street tacos, crafted from local restaurants? It's the 3rd Annual Taco Throw Down, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Roseville. Simply a delight for "foodies" and everyone who enjoys great tacos, beer, and an enjoyable afternoon!
As with all of reviews that I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: I saw this ad online in early March, and I was drawn like a "moth to a flame." Since I'm a "foodie" and I love to drink beer, how could I resist this event? Not to mention the Placer County fairgrounds, also known as "the Grounds" are within walking distance of my place.
The event read as "Come enjoy our 3rd ANNUAL Taco Throw Down! Local restaurants compete in a street taco challenge to make the best taco! Eat your fill while enjoying Local Craft Beer, & Wines. The crowd and judges will each crown a winner that can take bragging rights back to their business all year long. There will be lawn games, a raffle and bands to entertain you as you rest between taco tastings." Thank goodness that I'm over the age of 21!
Photo: A photo published online that advertised this amazing event. Another reason why this "foodie" event grabbed my attention...
Photo: I spent the extra bucks for a "VIP ticket," so I could "open" the event at noon, and enjoy the liquor, and the extra perks the extra bucks allowed me. I arrived at noon on Saturday, April 23, 2022 and was greeted, and welcomed to the event, by friendly folks.
Photo: After presenting my "credentials," I was welcomed, and presented a souvenir beer glass, which was good for the next five hours, to enjoy all of the amazing craft beer the event offered.
Photo: My first stop was into the VIP area to enjoy a taste of some fine whiskey. The VIP area offered shaded and relaxing tables - which were not needed on this 70-degree day - and a full-service bar. I actually only enjoyed one shot of whiskey, as beer is my "adult beverage" of choice.
Photo: Hello to my friendly hostess, at J.J. Pfister Distilling Co., who gave me a much-needed shot of bourbon to get my afternoon started off the right way.
Photo: "Cheers!" as I toast my hostess and the 3rd Annual Taco Throw Down event on this early Saturday afternoon, April 23, 2002.
Photo: After enjoying a shot of bourbon, it was time to pay a visit to Maui Brewing Company, and enjoy a delicious sample of the hard seltzer the brewery offers. I chose a "Citrus" flavor, which worked out perfectly to help get my Saturday started.
Photo: After enjoying a shot of bourbon, and a can of hard seltzer, it was time to start with craft beer, and Moonraker Beer was a great place to start!
Photo: Moonraker Brewing Company is located in nearby Auburn, CA, and they offer amazing beer, brewed locally in Placer County. Since today was an all-you-can-eat/drink event, I was able to enjoy all of the fine flavors of beer that Moonraker offers.
Photo: Thanks to my friendly host for the fine glass of "Zulu Haze IPA," which was the first beer I enjoyed from this fine vendor.
Photo: I'm a happy guy as I hold my glass of "Zulu Haze IPA" high, as I enjoy the delicious craft beer from Moonraker Brewing Company at the taco festival.
Photo: Bennett's Kitchen was my first stop for tacos, as after enjoying a beer or two, I was getting hungry. After all... didn't I come to this amazing event to enjoy all-I-can-eat tacos?
Photo: Bennett's was handing out amazing street tacos, cooked on-site.
Photo: In addition to tacos, Bennett's was offering baskets of corn tortilla chips, along with salsa, which added a whole new dimension to the afternoon.
Photo: The chips were amazing, and the salsa was simply delicious!
Photo: My friendly hostess hands me an amazing street taco, prepared on-site at Bennett's Kitchen. Bennett's is a local restaurant in Roseville, CA.
Photo: I'm ready to enjoy an amazing taco from Bennett's Kitchen!
Photo: Such an amazing street taco!
Photo: I enjoyed lots of company from fellow "foodies," as by one in the afternoon, when the event officially started, the event was being enjoyed by many others.
Photo: At Ease Brewing Company, located in nearby Sacramento, offered amazing locally-brewed craft beer.
Photo: The event featured traditional country music from the Auburn local band, "Hill Country Truckers." The band was simply amazing, and played REAL country music, and featured a steel guitar, which always works to make country music sound the way it's meant to be.
Photo: I put myself "at east" as I enjoy an another amazing beer from At Ease Brewing Company, and their fine hospitality.
Photo: It was time to enjoy delicious tacos at Kitchen 747, who operates a wonderful restaurant on the west side of Roseville.
Photo: The sign outside of Kitchen 747's booth said it all... and the tacos were simply delicious! I paid them a visit last November, shortly after the restaurant opened... click on THIS LINK to enjoy my visit.
Photo: My friendly hostess hands me an amazing taco, prepared on-site, from Kitchen 747.
Photo: I'm a happy guy as I'm ready to enjoy an amazing street taco, prepared on site at the event.
Photo: The first of several simply delicious tacos I enjoyed from Kitchen 747. The sign described the taco as, "Grilled shrimp tacos with mango pomegranate salsa, topped with chipotle aioli, on a homemade blue corn tortilla." What more could anybody ask for?
Photo: Shrimp taco from Kitchen 747, located on the west side of Roseville, CA. Simply a delicious taco!
Photo: I share a table with some friendly locals...
Photo: I enjoyed another amazing glass of beer, thanks to At Ease Brewing Company.
Photo: Cheers! I'm all smiles, as I enjoy another fine locally-brewed craft beer. No worries were on my part, as the event was held locally and was an easy walk home.
Photo: Shawarma Stakz, which is known to serve "modern middle eastern street food" set up a booth and served delicious tacos. Just a couple months ago, I paid a visit to this fine restaurant, located in Roseville. Click on the hyperlink to enjoy my visit.
Photo: My friendly host greeted me with a warm smile, along with a delicious taco.
Photo: Such an amazing taco, with a definite "middle eastern" slant to it. Roseville meets the Middle East at the 3rd Annual Taco Throw Down!
Combine all you can eat delicious "street tacos," prepared by local restaurants, all the beer you can drink, along with entrainment, live country music and fine people... 3rd Annual Taco Throw Down made for a simply amazing Saturday afternoon! The Rotary Club of Roseville is to be commended for conducting such an amazing taco and beer event! I'm already looking forward to next year...
Third Annual Roseville Rotary Club Taco Throw Down
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