You’re not losing your mind: There really are two new taco festivals this month.
Tacos, Tequila & Cervezas is this weekend next to the Vancouver Public Library. Vancouver Taco Fest, a fundraiser for the Evergreen Public School District Foundation, happens at the end of September in Esther Short Park.
Jeff Angelo, the taco fanatic behind Taco Fest, has dreamed of having a taco festival in Vancouver for as long as he can remember. He’s so serious about tacos that he agreed to talk to me only if I could assure him that I’m not against tacos. I promised him that I was very pro-taco. (I have two pairs of taco socks and can talk endlessly about my favorite taco trucks on Fourth Plain.)
In his first meeting as president of the Evergreen School District Foundation, Angelo proposed holding a taco festival to raise money for the school district while spreading the pure joy of eating tacos.
“I just love tacos, man,” he said.
Everyone else at the foundation loved the idea and Taco Fest was born.
Offerings will include fish tacos from Woody’s Tacos, chopped brisket tacos from The Smokin’ Oak and buffalo cauliflower tacos from Heathen Brewing Feral Public House.