Food Experiment’s DC Taco Cookoff

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‘Yummy lunch at Surfside’
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Sunday afternoon the smell of tacos will be wafting down H st. NE. The Food Experiment, a national cooking competition for amateur cooks, is hosting it’s first competition in DC.

Twenty-six teams of local amateur cooks will be making enough tacos for 300 people in the hopes of earning culinary glory and going on to compete in the finals in Brooklyn. The competition was started a few years ago by Theo Peck and Nick Suarez, both accomplished cook-off pros. This year’s Food Experiment spans five cities with five different challenges.

The DC leg of the tour is at the Rock and Roll Hotel from 12-3 PM, and tickets are $10. For the sake of full disclosure, I am competing in the challenge, so come on by and grab a taco and say hello!

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at)

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