Taco the town: Tyler Wiard, John Hickenlooper meet up in DC
Tyler Wiard and John Hickenlooper.
When Governor John Hickenlooper was at the National Governors Association Taste of America Gala in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, he saw a familiar face: Tyler Wiard, culinary director of Elway's Restaurant Group, who was there to champion Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign.
And no one who stopped by Wiard's booth -- where he was serving chile-braised short rib tacos with tomatillo-chile de arbol salsa in Elsa's homemade corn tortillas -- went away hungry.
Nine chefs were providing food at the event, but Wiard was the chefs' representative, and gave a speech to the crowd about the importance of ending childhood hunger in America by making sure all children get the healthy food they need every day. See also: - Chef and Tell: Tyler Wiard of Elway's - Top six Colorado drinks Hickenlooper should promote instead of fracking fluid - Cheetos, Goldfish: What should be the official state snack for a real Rocky Mountain high?
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