July 16--GOSHEN -- Have a favorite local taco vendor or restaurant? Now's your chance to give them some love.
Building off of the successful Pizza Wars and Burger Wars competitions of years past, the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that 2017 will be the year of the Taco Wars.
During the competition, up to 10 restaurants will be nominated to compete in an online voting contest to see who makes the best taco in Elkhart County.
The nomination phase for Taco Wars kicked off Wednesday and will last one week. To nominate a restaurant, go to the ECCVB's Taco Wars website, www.MyTacoVote.com.
After nominations close, the restaurants will move on to the voting rounds to determine who makes the best taco in the county. Voting will kick off July 21 and end July 31.
Voters can log in to vote each day to make sure their favorite restaurant gets the credit it deserves. Voters can keep checking the website and the ECCVB's social media pages for a chance to win prizes through mini contests held throughout the voting process.
The winner of the "Best Taco in Elkhart County" vote will move on to the regional round to compete against the winners from six other northern Indiana counties to vie for "Best Taco in Indiana's Cool North."
The regional round, featuring the best tacos from Elkhart, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Kosciusko and LaGrange counties, kicks off Aug. 4 and will finish Aug. 14.
Voters are encouraged to sign in and vote each round for a chance to win the grand prize of a $25 gift certificate from the overall winning restaurant.
Elkhart County Taco Wars is part of the Indiana's Cool North Taco Wars project, a joint initiative of the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission and its member convention and visitors bureaus in Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Koscuisko, Elkhart and LaGrange counties.
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