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Dos Santos Porky Taco: The Dishes of DISH 2015

On Sunday, September 20, Westword will host DISH, its 21st annual celebration of the Denver dining and drinking scene. More than forty favorite restaurants of Westword food writers and readers will be sampling delectable dishes at DISH. And this year, we're introducing something new: Tacolandia, a special area devoted to offering diners a taste of street tacos.

Dos Santos Taqueria de Mexico, which recently opened at 1475 East 17th Avenue, specializes in street-style tacos, including the beer-battered fish taco shown above. For DISH, it will be serving its Porky Taco, which is made of lechon-style slow-roasted pork over guacamole, pickled onion, fried cilantro and poblano pepper sauce. It was created by chef Kris Wallenta and plays off a style of pork done in the Yucatan Peninsula, adapted for the menu with a modern interpretation.

DISH 2015 runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, in Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets — which include unlimited samples of food and drink — are $50 for general admission; the $85 VIP ticket includes early admission at 11 a.m. Buy your DISH tickets here — and as a food fan, if you use the promo code "Denverdish," you can get a GA ticket for just $25!

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