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Carnita Don Fili’s and La Picosita win Taco Truck Cookoff

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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:05 am, Tue Jun 21, 2011.

About 500 people attended the Taco Truck Cookoff held by the Lodi Arts on Saturday.

Carnitas Don Fili’s was the Judge’s Choice winner and La Picosita was given the award for People’s Choice.

Eight of Lodi’s taco trucks — La Fondita, Tacos de Alzadero, La Sabrosita, Tacos Ochoa, La Morenita, Caritas Don Fili, La Picosita and Tacos Azteca — participated in Lodi’s first taco truck event.

Deanie Bridewell, the event organizer, was happy with the turnout and hopes to plan more taco truck cookoffs in the future.

The event was held in conjunction with a celebration of Project Lodi Art’s sidewalk mosaic installations.

Contact Lodi Living editor Lauren Nelson at laurenn@lodinews.com.

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  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:11 pm on Wed, Jun 22, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Charles, you could go to jail for illegal gambling. There's an office in Lodi with 10 employees? Where?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:10 pm on Wed, Jun 22, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Hey Charles, I'm surprised they didn't vote the wine$Roses or Ro$ewood the winner?LOL

  • Charles Nelson posted at 9:57 pm on Wed, Jun 22, 2011.

    Charles Nelson Posts: 257

    Kurt, lighten up on Doug. My co-workers and I have an office pool based on how many sentences Doug can submit before the phrase "good old boys" makes an entrance. Nobody ever takes above a 10, even if there are 11 players. Today #5 won. Dang, I would have never thought he could work it in that early. But, the man has a gift.

  • Renelle Gianunzio posted at 3:04 pm on Wed, Jun 22, 2011.

    Renelle Gianunzio Posts: 1

    Where is Carnita Don Fili's located? I missed the event and we would like to try them for ourselves. A listing of location's would be most helplful.

  • Kurt Anderson posted at 10:58 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Kurt Anderson Posts: 9

    Doug - why bother posting if all you are going to do is be negative. On every single post, on every single topic?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:42 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    The judge's choice winner must've been a chamber of commercials member. Judging by the paunches of the judges, I doubt their choice. I thought this was a peoples vote, not the good old boys favorite? And what about the Lodi Arts commission? Did anyone even bother to look at the so called "arts event" when all this great food was available? Just another dysfunctional group in livable, lovable Lodi.

  • Kurt Anderson posted at 6:25 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Kurt Anderson Posts: 9

    Great job Deanie! Fun new idea. There were a lot of people there when my son and I stopped by! Thanks for doing this!!

  • Sam Heller posted at 5:44 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Dan and Doug, thanks. I will have to try them both. Wish I could have been there.

  • Bobby Abacus posted at 1:11 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Bobby Abacus Posts: 2

    Thanks Dan. My brother & I have eaten there several times. Who pays attention to the name, hahaha.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 12:48 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Church & Turner is the best by far. Nice people, great food and reasonable prices!

  • posted at 9:18 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.


    Bobby, La Picosita is located on the corner of Churh St. and Turner Rd.

  • Bobby Abacus posted at 8:39 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Bobby Abacus Posts: 2

    Where do the winners park their trucks?



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