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Mike Oz Previews the 'Biggest Taco Party' in USA



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Fresno’s annual Taco Truck Throwdown is almost here.
In its eighth year, the ode to taco trucks takes place July 19-20. The first day coincides with the Fresno Grizzlies playing the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the rival Sacramento River Cats.
The Grizzlies will wear special Tacos uniforms on Thursday as well (see left).
On day two, it is all taco trucks lined up in the outfield (there is no game). The back end of the taco truck doubleheader features live music, a Major League Eating taco eating contest, and Lucha Xtreme professional wrestling.
Oz is the Taco Boz
Mike Oz co-founded the event and continues to promote one of the premiere taco festivals in the Central Valley.
On “Taco Five,” Oz talks about:
— Why Fresno is the taco truck capital of the world.
— Why tacos are revered in our region.
— History of the event.
— What makes a good taco.
— And he answers the big question: Will Taco Bell ever be invited to the throwdown?
Watch the video above.
For more info on Taco Truck Throwdown 8, click here.

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