EL REY NETWORK HITS THE ROAD IN SEARCH OF REGIONAL TACOS IN THEIR NEW SHOW “UNITED TACOS OF AMERICA”
‘Taco Jounalists’ Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece Start Production On The Series and Are Sharing Their Taco Journey with Audiences This Fall
Austin, TX – June 24, 2019 -- El Rey Network announced today that production has officially began in Austin, TX on “United Tacos of America” their new docu-travel series that strives to find the best tacos across the country, created and hosted by ‘taco journalists’ Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece. The 8 episode, 30-min series debuts this fall on the El Rey Network.
Tacos come in all shapes, sizes, colors and makes. After exploring the tacos in their home state of Texas, Rayo and Neece wrote two successful bestselling books Austin Breakfast Tacos and The Tacos of Texas. For their next adventure, they wanted to embark on a journey across the U.S. to discover regional variations of the taco. “United Tacos of America” follows the Taco gurus on a cross-country road trip to discover new flavors and cultures that continue to define modern America.
"I'm excited to explore and learn from taqueros and tortilleras, Abuelas y Tios and home cooks, rancheros and chefs that infuse their culture, family and traditions through the love of tacos,” said co-host Mando Rayo. “This journey will take us behind the scenes of cocinas across the U.S. and showcase this rich food culture and how tacos and Mexican food is and has always been part of the American experience."
“Good food, especially tacos, brings people of all nationalities together,” said Robert Rodriguez, Head of El Rey Network. “As a foodie myself I can’t be more excited that Mando and Jarod’s show ‘United Tacos of America’ will showcase the love we all share for Mexican food across this country. We are proud that El Rey Network is continuing its mission of highlighting the authentic and positive stories our culture brings to this amazing nation”
“United Tacos of America” is a Taco Journalism, LLC production. Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece are the series creators and writers. Dennis Burnett is the director and Mando Rayo, Jarod Neece and Dennis Burnett are the executive producers.
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El Rey Network is a Latino-infused entertainment brand that revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys. Launched by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and run by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, El Rey Network develops and produces linear and digital programming as well as integrated branded entertainment offerings. El Rey Network’s flagship is a 24-hour English-language entertainment and lifestyle cable channel that focuses a distinctly Latino lens on popular culture. El Rey Network is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
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