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The Tacos of Tacolandia: Roxie's Tacos

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On Sunday, August 14, Westword will host Tacolandia, a celebration of the city's street tacos in all their tortilla-wrapped glory. Join us at Sports Authority Field to enjoy unlimited samples from many of Denver's top taquerias, cantinas, Mexican restaurants and food trucks, including Roxie's Tacos. This newcomer will be dishing up three styles of Indian tacos for a blast of South Asian spice.

You'll have your choice of chana masala tacos stuffed with tender chickpeas cooked in tongue-warming curry, creamy saag paneer tacos with fresh Indian cheese and spinach, or savory red oven chicken — all wrapped in tortillas made locally at Las Americas Tortilleria and picked up fresh off the press each morning.

"Roxie's Tacos is the harmonious dance of Latin and Indian flavors, rolled up in a soft handmade tortilla," says chef/owner Fletcher Starkey. "It's the perfect contrast of warm, exotically spiced curry cooled by the zesty crunch of citrus slaw and topped with your choice of our handcrafted chutneys and signature green-chile sriracha."

Roxie's uses organic ingredients and serves many vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes, along with gluten-free options. "Of utmost importance to us is speed of service and value — our delicious handcrafted Indian curry tacos are served at fast-food speed, and for fast-food prices, while delivering a premium taste sensation to each customer," Starkey adds.

The truck, with the slogan "India meets Mexico in the Rockies," hit the streets for the first time this spring; it can be found on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Cherry Creek Fresh Market, Sundays at the City Park Esplanade Fresh Market, and Thursdays at the Stapleton Fresh Market.

If you're craving the unique taste of Indian tacos, pick up Tacolandia tickets for $40 for general admission, which gets you unlimited food samples and entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m.; a $75 VIP ticket includes early entry into the event at 3 p.m., plus two Estrella Jalisco beers and plenty of surprises...including food from Jamey Fader of Lola.

Get your tickets now at westwordtacolandia.com. (If you hurry, you still may be able to snag a fiesta four-pack: four GA tickets for just $100.)

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