Wednesday, June 24

Calling Texas Taco Fans! Do you have what it takes to be on the Texas Taco Council?

Ripped From The Headlines! "Do you have what it takes to be on the Texas Taco Council?" Thanks @Statesman. So do ya, do ya??? If you got the huevos, nominate yo'self, yo abuelita, yo mariachis, yo neighbors or yo cousins!

Calling all Taco Aficionados! 
Nominations Open for newly formed Texas Taco Council
Click here to nominate a taco ambassador today!

Selected members to represent 10 cities across in Texas for the new book The Tacos of Texas by Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, to be published by University of Texas Press.

AUSTIN – June 23, 2015 – Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, authors of Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day, today announced an open nomination for local taco lovers and aficionados to be selected for the newly established Texas Taco Council. Taco Ambassadors will be selected from 10 cities in Texas and provide insider input that will be included in the new book The Tacos of Texas, to be published by University of Texas Press in the Fall of 2016.

The Texas Taco Council will help in identifying the best taco dishes and restaurants from around the state of Texas, and will be featured in the book, sharing their top 10 taco list and insights on the taco culture in their respective cities.

“When we decided to start The Tacos of Texas, we knew it would not only be a huge undertaking but it was incredibly important to accurately reflect the rich histories and cultures each of the 10 cities on our list,” said Mando Rayo, Author of The Tacos of Texas. “By establishing the Texas Taco Council, we hope to gather together those influential and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about their communities and share our deep love of tacos.”

“A great book, like a great taco, demands collaboration among its makers to reach its full potential,” said Casey Kittrell, the book’s editor at UT Press. “We can’t wait to see what the TTC brings to light.”

You can nominate your cousin, your abuelita, your co-worker, your favorite taquero or chef, your local mariachi, cultural icon or historian, or even yourself. Local taco ambassadors should have a good knowledge of their town's taco scene, from the well-known favorites to the secret destinations that only locals know about. Nominations are open to anyone living in the participating cities:

Corpus Christi
El Paso
San Antonio

To nominate a taco ambassador or learn more about the upcoming book, please visit

The Tacos of Texas is a new book by Taco Journalism’s Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, authors of the popular book and Austin Bestseller, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day. We will explore 10 cities, all with their own brand of taco charm. We’ll learn about them from the restaurateurs, Taqueros, Abuelitas, Chefs and Texas legends that make each city’s tacos the best. There will be over 50 recipes from around the state. We’ll hit local favorites, flea markets, hole in the wall discoveries and go into peoples’ homes and kitchens.To Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, The Tacos of Texas is a subject that is near and dear to their hearts. Both lifelong Texans and taco eaters they are setting off to explore this great state and all the tacos it has to offer. We’ll be visiting 10 Texas cities on our journey this summer. We’ll be stopping in big cities, small towns and everywhere else along the way.
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