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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at 'Cinco de Taco' this weekend

If you don't have any plans for Cinco de Mayo yet... now you do!

Posted: May 3, 2019 6:15 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-No matter how you stuff it, fry it or top it, tacos are a universally loved comfort food.

"A tortilla is just a vessel for flavor," Matt Bestich said.

A flavor that Chef Matt is dishing out on wheels.

Guac Box, a 'tex-mex experience,' is one of many food trucks in the Greater Lafayette area. However, its chef isn't looking for competition.

"I honestly believe that there's enough business here for everyone to benefit," Bestich said.

He's looking for community.

What better way to bring it together than with local food and drinks?

"It's really important to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the food trucks because we need them as much as they need us."

Jen Edwards, Marketing Director of Brokerage Brewing Company, agrees.

"To have this [Brokerage Brewing Company] be a nice space where we're building community," Edwards said. "We really try to champion being the neighborhood bar."

Brokerage, Guac Box, and other food trucks are coming together to put on a fiesta this Sunday on Cinco de Mayo.

They call it Cinco de Taco. 

The event is family-friendly. It features live music, pinatas and even a chili pepper eating contest, and of course lots of local food and beer.

"We just want to partner up and build on those relationships because that's what I feel Greater Lafayette is all about," Bestich said. 

Along with bringing the community together, Cinco de Taco will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Latina Welding Guild.

"I wanted to show that we can get sponsorship for these kinds of events and donate some money to charity and not get taxed as a vendor," Bestich said. "It's all about building that trust and showing up and providing quality food and showing that we can be a niche market for this community."

Cinco de Taco is this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brokerage Brewing Company. There is no admission fee to attend.

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