2014 Rock Your Taco Celebrity Chef Showdown
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THE EXPERIENCE

7:00 – 9:30PM @ REPUBLIC SQUARE PARK

Saturday night, Austin’s third time reigning champion Chef Tyson Cole returns to defend his title for the greatest taco in the land – will he prove victorious once again? Watch the country’s top chefs go head-to-head, adding their own take on the tortilla-wrapped treat, while guests taste bite-sized bribes from the chefs themselves.

Sample each inventive taco creation from the contenders and wash them all down with the perfect beer, wine or tequila pairing. Combine rhythm and bites with a live performance by new soul maestro JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. Rock Your Taco will be an incredible evening to witness, just check out the mouthwatering photos from last year at the bottom of this page.

Tickets to Rock Your Taco are included with the SAVOR Pass or you can upgrade your TASTE Pass to join the party.

THE CHEFS

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Rick Bayless

Topolobampo/Frontera Grille/XOCO
(Chicago)

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Richard Blais

FLIP Burger/The Spence
(Atlanta)

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David Bull

Congress Second Bar & Kitchen/Bar Congress
(Austin)

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Tyson Cole

Uchi/Uchiko
(Austin)

2012 & 2013 Champion

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John Currence

City Grocery Restaurant Group
(Oxford)

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Bryce Gilmore

Barley Swine/Odd Duck
(Austin)

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Mike Lata

FIG Restaurant/The Ordinary
(Charleston)

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Tim Love

Lonesome Dove/Love Shack/
White Elephant Saloon (Ft. Worth)

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Georgia Pellegrini

Chef/Author
(Austin)

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Monica Pope

Sparrow/Beaver’s
(Houston)

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Kent Rathbun

Abacus
(Dallas)

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Chris Shepherd

Underbelly
(Houston)

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Ming Tsai

Blue Ginger/Blue Dragon
(Boston)

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Tandy Wilson

City House
(Nashville)

THE JUDGES

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Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot Restaurant/
Graham Elliot Bistro

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Christina Grdovic

Publisher of Food and Wine Magazine

Judge


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Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality

Judge

THE MUSIC

JC BROOKS & THE UPTOWN SOUND

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2013 EXPERIENCE

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