A new touch to the event is a "say something nice" megaphone where folks can call out neighborly remarks to the patrons. One clever dad took his crying toddler to the microphone and the experience actually settled the tyke to a small whimper--so I guess the kind karma works in reverse, too.
This was our first tasting from the Baja Taco Truck and we went back for seconds. That's saying a lot for me, because fish tacos are still an exotic food choice for my palate. I liked the combo of flavors and crunchiness of the fish and pico de gallo. The fish was fried in beer batter and Mark, who is an afficiando of fish tacos said that, compared with local (La Salsa) and chain varieties, this was fresh-tasting and "a nice balance between the green sauce and the generous portions of talapia and salsa fresca." And, also--the service is friendly!
Okay, after two tacos, we went on to three BBQ pulled pork sliders--another new addition for our experience. I am a midwesterner and a niece of a hog farmer and I can tell you the pork was succulent and sauce was both salty and sweet. What I also loved was the toasted, crunchy slider buns that held the meat so that there was very little messiness to the meal.
Now, if all these photos haven't tickled your taste buds (and encouraged your pocketbook), think about this: buying from local vendors keeps the local dollars flowing through Tucson. That's how our community prospers---. More will be posted soon on that topic: community prosperity. For now, just enjoy the food show which has 0 calories but can bring pounds of pleasure.