Close to 3,000 people attended Salt Lake City's first annual Tacofest last Saturday in support of Meals on Wheels, an organization dedicated to ensuring the delivery of healthy meals to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
It wasn't long after doors opened that taco lovers from all over Utah began forming lines to try the featured vendors' mouthwatering tacos and decide for themselves which one was worthy of the festivals Best Taco Awards.
Various styles of tacos ranging from tofu to cow tongue were served along with more traditional tacos like al pastor and carne asada. It was such a hit some taco vendors had to close after having come prepared with hundreds of pounds of meat. Tacofest which took place at the historic Mexican Civic Center downtown raised over $7,000 for Meals on Wheels it's first year, a number that exceeded the event's original projection of $5,000