LOS ANGELES TACO SHOWDOWN JULY 29

CULINARY FIGHT CLUB LA!

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S&P RESTAURANT AND SPORTS BAR

13225 Telegraph Rd Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

It's all about the TACO and we're looking for the most Gourmet PlateUp with the Perfect Bite. Though the history is not as sexy as we think, Culinary Fight Club believes the Taco is a staple perfect street food here to stay. Easy to handle, wrapped in multiple flavorful carriers, holding all the goodness food can offer that we can possibly imagine to combine.

So what the heck are we asking for when we say "Gourmet". Well here you go ... Gourmet: of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation

The History of Taco:

The origins of the taco are really unknown. My theory is that it dates from the 18th century and the silver mines in Mexico, because in those mines the word “taco” referred to the little charges they would use to excavate the ore. These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is really a lot like a stick of dynamite. The first references [to the taco] in any sort of archive or dictionary come from the end of the 19th century. And one of the first types of tacos described is called tacos de minero—miner’s tacos. So the taco is not necessarily this age-old cultural expression; it’s not a food that goes back to time immemorial. (smithsonianmag.com)

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