Slow Food Dallas is proud to present a Taco Talk with José R. Ralat at Four Corners Brewing Co. on May 8th from 6pm-9pm. José will share the story of the taco, from its humble Mexican beginnings to its place in Dallas food culture today.
As José puts it, “the story of the taco is one of religion and sacrifice, of conquest and reconquest, of multiculturalism and nourishment, both dietary and spiritually. It doesn't recognize borders, but it is specific to time and place. The taco in Oaxaca is not the taco in Los Angeles or Gutherie, Oklahoma, and at its base is corn: a food that transformed the way humanity eats and lives.”
In addition to José’s presentation, we’ll be enjoying food from Taco Party, featuring some of Dallas’ best tacos al pastor.
Tickets are $15 and on sale now. Tickets include admission to the presentation and two tacos, one al pastor and one fried potato. Beer will be available for sale before, during, and after the presentation.
6:15pm- 7:00pm: Tacos + Beer
7:00pm- 8:00pm: Presentation and Discussion
8:00pm- 9:00pm: Beer + Conversation
Get your ticket today and join us for an evening of history, lore, and most importantly, tacos!!
José R. Ralat is the associate editor of Cowboys & Indians, the premier magazine of the West, where he writes about food and beverages. Two of his noted features for the Dallas-based glossy covered the Indian fry bread taco and South Texas barbacoa. Ralat also maintains Dallas’ only taco blog, the Taco Trail (www.thetacotrail.com), for which he has visited hundreds of taquerias, trucks, stalls and restaurants. He has written for national and local print and online media outlets, including New York Press, Cuisine Noir, Dallas Observer, D Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Imbibe. In addition to his writing work he is also the co-founder of the North Texas Taco Festival and TacoCon (Cerveza) at Four Corners Brewing Co.