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Second annual ‘Taco Wars’ at Guido’s Burritos this Sat.

By Kara Hallissey | Apr 20, 2017
Israel “Izzy” Santoni, left, and Edgar Perez, represent Papa Grande’s during the inaugural Taco Wars, last year at Guido’s Burritos on 33rd Street. The 2017 event will take place this Saturday.

(April 21, 2017) Sample each taco and choose your favorites during the second annual “Taco Wars,” this Saturday at Guido’s Burritos on 33rd Street, from 12-5 p.m.

For $15, attendees can taste tacos from six local restaurants – Guido’s Burritos, Hooked OC, Papa Grande’s, Barn 34, Pickles Pub and Waterman’s. After trying them, visitors will use a tally sheet to vote for the best overall taco, most creative and best presentation.

“There is a mixed-bag [of tacos] and everyone busts something out that is unique and different,” said Rocco DiFilippo, owner of Guido’s Burritos. “Should be a nice event.”

There will also be a taco-eating contest around 4 p.m., with cash prizes awarded to the three participants who eat the most tacos. First place will take home $250, second will earn $100 and third place will receive $50, courtesy of BB&T. DJ BK will host and play music.

“It was a blast last year,” DiFilippo said.

In addition, there will be 150 “Taco Wars” T-shirts available for $5. Those who dress in Star Wars or Mexican attire will receive half off a 62-ounce Monsterita. Drink specials include $5 margaritas, $3.50 craft cans and imports and $4 rails.

Attendees can enter a raffle to win a number of services and prizes from local businesses including ice skating passes, hotel stays and gift cards.

All proceeds will benefit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin. WYFCS provides a broad spectrum of services and helps people of all ages with the goal of inspiring individuals to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. The nonprofit organization provides counseling services, education, outreach, support, professional education, training and advocacy for children.

“It is a good fundraiser and cause,” DiFilippo said. “A positive-vibe event and it’s a good time of year with not a lot going on.”

About 400 people attended the inaugural event in 2016, which raised $5,500 for Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services.

“There should be better weather and more people in town,” DiFilippo said. “Hopefully we will have a better turnout this year and get to use the outdoor space.”

For more information, call Guido’s Burritos at 410-524-3663.

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