Today you should… treat your taste buds at Taco Throwdown

Long Beach and Los Angeles taco pop-ups Renegade Tacos, LBTacos12, Lechon and Corazon LA are the vendors scheduled to seduce your taste buds on Saturday as Trademark Brewing hosts a Taco Throwdown. Each vendor will prepare a signature taco—there will be meat and vegetarian options—for guests to try and then cast a vote for their favorite.

Twenty dollars gets you one taco from each vendor (four), one raffle ticket and a voting token. The $50 VIP pass, which can only be purchased online, also provides four tacos, but ticket holders receive two raffle tickets, a crowler certificate that must be redeemed on Saturday, Nov. 16 and a Trademark Brewing T-shirt. Raffle prizes include guest passes to Trademark’s neighbor, Long Beach Rising, an indoor climbing gym, as well as other merch.

Another great thing: Beer, obviously. You’re at Trademark Brewing. They’ll have a selection including a new blonde ale, a new IPA and their fan-favorite, 10 Hour Stout.

Giving us a moment’s pause: In addition to guests getting to cast their vote for best taco, a panel of celebrity judges will be offering their opinions on “whose tacos take the torta,” including the Post’s very own food writer, Brian Addison, former Bachelor contestant Bekah M and one judge yet to be announced.

The Taco Throwdown starts at 2 p.m. at Trademark Brewing; 233 E. Anaheim St. Tickets are $20 online (presale ends on Nov. 15) and $27 at the door; for more info, click here.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.