Coast Packing Company, the West’s largest supplier of healthy animal fat shortenings – an enterprise whose VIVA® lard has launched literally tons of tortillas — today announced that the company has signed on as a sponsor of Gustavo’s Great #TortillaTournament (https://kcrw.co/2MpQxmL), a no-holds-barred challenge that pits some of Southern California’s most iconic tortilla brands against each other to determine definitively which one reigns supreme.
Organizing the tournament – which wraps up on Sept. 16 at the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens in Cypress Park — are SoCal muckraker and author of Taco USA Gustavo Arellano (@gustavoarellano) and KCRW Good Food (@KCRWgoodfood) host Evan Kleiman (@evankleiman). Gustavo, Evan and their team are spending the month scouring Southern California for the best corn and flour tortillas, visiting supermarkets and mercados, restaurants and factories, new spots and places that have been around for generations, using the following criteria: does the tortilla reheat well? Will it quesadilla? And how does it taste? Fittingly, the winner will take home an actual golden tortilla.