Taco extravaganza

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

The fourth annual Sacramento Taco Festival will take over Del Paso Boulevard on June 3 with a full-on celebration of the universally beloved street food. Rest assured that if a cuisine can be contained in a smallish tortilla, it will be. Returning vendors include traditionalists like Masa Guiseria and Jimboy’s Tacos, and newcomers feature the inventive Louisiana Heaven and Kado’s Asian Grill. The best taco will be given the Sacramento Critics’ Choice Award, and the taco eating contest ($5 entry fee) will be broken into adult and youth (13-17-years-old) divisions. The most absurd feature of the fest will be the Chihuahua Beauty Contest, emceed by local comedian Stephen B. Live music will be supplied by Lele, The Sweet Bones and La Noche Oskura. Hosting duties will also be picked up by journalist and Sacramento Kings dancer Isela Perez and the district’s city councilman, Allen Warren. Tickets are $10. More at www.sactacofest.com.