Texas knows tacos, and Austin has a very intimate relationship with the popular food. So when the national Tortilla Awards came to Parlor & Yard on Tuesday, September 11, five local restaurants jumped at the chance to compete.
Austin was the last stop on the three-city tour of powerhouse culinary cities – Los Angeles and Chicago being the first two – and at the end of the night, two local tortilla makers were crowned champions.
Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez was head judge and he sampled tacos from all of the competing chefs. From jackfruit tacos in soft corn tortillas from Cool Beans to wild boar al pastor al carbon from Dai Due, Sánchez watched chefs get creative with the batter to elevate the often humble tortilla.