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Taco Takeover is a fiesta-val dedicated to celebrating the best things in life: awesome tacos and the people who love them. We're bringing together the best chefs and restaurants in NYC to sell their fare, compete for glory, and wow over 3,000 local foodies eagerly searching for their new favorite taco spot.

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the Scoop

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Three Sessions: 11AM-2PM, 3PM-6PM, 7PM-10PM

Location: Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Expected Attendees: 3,000-5,000 total

Booth Fee: $300

Earn $2 For Every Taco Sold

 
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Connect

From our attendees to our partners, judges, and volunteers, we curate a truly local festival in the heart of Brooklyn. Join your community for a day of fun and networking with both attendees and fellow chefs.

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COMPETE

Showcase your most inventive taco for the chance to win Best Dish at the festival. A panel of food writers and critics will cast their votes for the best.

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REACH NEW FANS

Share your cuisine with over 3,000 taco-loving New Yorkers who are eager to discover new restaurants and food purveyors in the neighborhood. In other words, meet a slew of soon-to-be loyal customers!

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The Judges

More being announced soon!

Jillian Anthony

 Jillian Anthony (@jillathrilla) is a journalist in New York City. She is the editor of   Time Out New York   (print and digital) and author of the sex and dating column  Let Us Sex-plain , as well as a speaker and panelist who regularly appears on  NBC   News . Her work has been published at Conde Nast Traveler, CNNMoney,  Manhattan  magazine,  Los Angeles magazine,  GOOD  magazine,  USAToday  and other websites and publications. Jillian ran NYC's favorite dating column,  The Undateables , in 2016, and she once got her septum pierced on  Facebook Live .

Jillian Anthony (@jillathrilla) is a journalist in New York City. She is the editor of Time Out New York (print and digital) and author of the sex and dating column Let Us Sex-plain, as well as a speaker and panelist who regularly appears on NBC News. Her work has been published at Conde Nast Traveler, CNNMoney, Manhattan magazine, Los Angelesmagazine, GOOD magazine, USAToday and other websites and publications. Jillian ran NYC's favorite dating column, The Undateables, in 2016, and she once got her septum pierced on Facebook Live.

Christina Izzo

 Christina is the Features Editor at  Rachael Ray Every Day,  covering all things food, lifestyle and culture. Formerly, she was the Eating and Drinking editor and chief restaurant critic at  Time Out New York.  When she’s not eating tacos, she’s…actually, never mind, she’s pretty much always eating tacos.

Christina is the Features Editor at Rachael Ray Every Day, covering all things food, lifestyle and culture. Formerly, she was the Eating and Drinking editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York. When she’s not eating tacos, she’s…actually, never mind, she’s pretty much always eating tacos.

Dara Polluck

 Dara is a born and raised New Yorker: Queens is her hometown, Manhattan is her playground, and Brooklyn is where she eats and sleeps. A lot. She graduated from FIT with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, but eventually realized that her passion for fashion was not as strong as her passion for bacon. The Skinny Pig is a local NYC food blog born in 2008, and her Instagram @skinnypignyc has 85K+ followers covering recipes, travel, and restaurant reviews.

Dara is a born and raised New Yorker: Queens is her hometown, Manhattan is her playground, and Brooklyn is where she eats and sleeps. A lot. She graduated from FIT with a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications, but eventually realized that her passion for fashion was not as strong as her passion for bacon. The Skinny Pig is a local NYC food blog born in 2008, and her Instagram @skinnypignyc has 85K+ followers covering recipes, travel, and restaurant reviews.

 
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Questions? Let's taco 'bout it!

Email teny@cannonballproductions.com