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'Best in Chow' settling ‘Taco Wars Las Vegas’ on Cooking Channel

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On tonight’s Cooking Channel episode of “Best in Chow” fun loving host Cris Nannarone went to Sin City, Las Vegas, Nev. Cris took his winning personality and love for people to search for the best taco in Vegas.

Cris visited this city that never sleeps to find a taco worthy of his trophy. First place he was sent was the Luxor to Tacos & Tequila so inside the pyramid, he went to find this taco everyone was raving about. He met up with Saul Ortiz, the executive chef who came here straight from Mexico City. Saul made him the Pulled Pork Carnitas with Flour Tortilla, Slow-Roasted Pork, Habanero Salsa, Pickled Onions and Cilantro.

Because Cris is not used to desert heat, he jumped into a pool and proceeded to ask people where he could find the best taco in Vegas. Diego’s was the next place he was sent to at the MGM Grand. Here Cris met with executive chef, Matt Sprister who made him the Diego Fish Taco. He used grilled Pacific halibut, instead of fried, and Cris was loving it. It contained, Fresh Masa Tortilla, Chipotle Aioli, Grilled Halibut with Chili Seasoning and Cabbage Slaw.

Cris was sent off the strip for the next taco. So off he went to Leticia’s Mexican Cocina and met with owner and chef, Leticia Gardea. Leticia made Cris her Quesa Taco using Grilled Shrimp, Pico de Gallo, Salsa de Abuelo, Oaxaca Cheese Blend, Chipotle Cream Sauce on a Handmade Masa Tortilla.

Next Cris found the nine locals he recruited to vote for the best taco. So he took them around in style in a stretch limo. As they went from place to place, they had a tough job on their hands. They ended up at the Neon Museum, where some of the most iconic signs have come for their final resting place. When they placed their votes, Cris announced the winner, and Leticia’s Mexican Cocina was declared the hands-down best taco in Vegas on this episode of “Best in Chow.” Congratulations, Leticia, display that banner and trophy proudly!

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