Win Lunch (and Lots of Fried Tacos) With Gustavo Arellano on Thursday

Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, is coming to town on Thursday. While he's here, he's going to do some very hands-on research into a few Mexican dishes that actually got their start in Denver. The Mexican hamburger, for starters, and the eggroll-style chile relleno, and a recent subject of research: the fried taco.

The Mexican will be hosting a lunch at 1 p.m. on November 19 for a handful of faithful Westword Food & Drink readers. Want to win a seat at the table? There are two steps to enter. First, the easy one: Send an e-mail with the name of the place that serves the fried tacos pictured above (where the lunch will be held) to And then in the comments section for this story, list your three favorite tacos in town. We'll judge entries for accuracy and appetite-whetting ability! 
If you miss lunch, though, you can still meet the Mexican Thursday night, November 19, at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, where he’ll offer a sneak peek of Bordertown, his collaboration with producer Seth McFarland, an animated series that will debut on Fox in January. Come at 6:30 p.m. to grab a beer, enjoy a Mexican Hamburger Extravaganza and ask the Mexican all of your burning preguntas; the show will screen at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a $3 donation for the Grupo VolArte after-school arts program. For more information on Arellano's appearance at Su Teatro, call 303-296-0219. 

Watch for the winners of Thursday's lunch, who will be announced Tuesday afternoon.
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