United Tacos of America
Join hosts and Taco Journalists, Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, as they go on an epic journey exploring taco life and culture throughout the USA. Premiering this fall on El Rey Network.
The United Tacos of America is a new TV show and #DocuSeries by Taco Journalism’s Mando Rayo, Jarod Neece and Dennis Burnett. The new docu-series is produced in partnership with El Rey Network and will be premiering in the Fall of 2019.
Join hosts and Taco Journalists, Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, as they go on an epic journey exploring taco life and culture throughout the USA.
Join Taco Journalists, Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece on an epic taco journey in the United Tacos of America. As avid taco ambassadors, food explorers and street ethnographers, they travel across the U.S. to uncover the tastiest tacos, from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to L.A. and New Orleans to New York City. In a eight-city taco tour, they’ll explore taco shops, learn from abuelas, tortilleras, chefs and taqueros and and go on muy savory tour de tacos including Birria in L.A., Carnitas in Chicago, Brisket tacos in Austin, Nixtamal tortillas in NYC, Cabrito in the Rio Grande Valley, underground tacos in New Orleans y más!
Using the taco as a Trojan Horse, the taco duo explore local issues and the stories behind the tacos such as immigration & border issues, gentrification & food appropriation, the mash-up of cultures to create new ways of making tacos and more. The series goes deep into communities to understand how each city and neighborhood stand apart, we follow characters that are influencing the taco scene, explore the traditional to the newest trends of taco making and provide insights into food culture across the U.S., one taco at a time.
MANDO RAYO, JAROD NEECE and DENNIS BURNETT are TacoJournalists, executive producers of the new TV show and the PBS digital series Tacos of Texas with Indie Lens StoryCast. Mando and Jarod are the writers behind the best-selling books The Tacos of Texas, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day and the TacoJournalism.com blog. Rayo is the CEO and engagement strategist at Mando Rayo + Collective, a multicultural advertising agency in Austin; Neece is the producer and senior programmer of the SXSW Film Festival and Conference.