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Taste of Laredo

February 2 @ 6:30 pm

The smell of delightful border confections draw record crowds to the annual LEA sponsored Taste of Laredo event every year, making this tantalizing food expo yet another popular addition to the WBCA festivities. Elaborate costumes, decorations and live entertainment entice visitors to this annual hot spot that serves up a feast of local and national restaurant favorites for a modest fee. From fajitas to Chinese food to seafood and Italian favorites galore — there truly is “Something for Everyone” in this mouth watering treat. A WBCA event since 1985, the Taste of Laredo is an almost instant sell-out so get your tickets early!

There will be over 10 restaurants to choose from, as chefs and cooks go spatula-to-spatula for the coveted titles of:
People’s Choice

  • Best Tasting Cuisine
  • Best Tasting Delicacies
  • Choice Overall Best Decorating

Judge’s Choice

  • Best Tasting Cuisine
  • Best Tasting Delicacies

People can expect a Premium Beer Tasting, Pizza and Blazing Wing Eating Competition and much more! For alcohol consumption, must be 21 years and over. A George Strait tribute will be performed by Dereck Spence.

A Texan native, who was born in Nacogdoches, Spence earned a degree in Performing Arts Production from South Plains College. He has performed everywhere from Fiesta Texas to the Grand Ole Opry. During his time spent at the Grand Ole Opry, he shared the stage with folks like Shania Twain, Diamond Rio, Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, and Restless Heart.
While in Nashville, two major record labels turned him down because they said “You look too much like George Strait”. The look and vocal talent have helped Derek become the top “George Strait Tribute Show” in America.

Admission is $25 for adults and free for children 12 years and under. Tickets are available at the LEA Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at-1-800-745-3000. Restaurants and chefs interested in participating may contact David Cuellar at (956) 523-6596.



February 2
6:30 pm


Laredo Energy Arena
6700 Arena Blvd
Laredo, TX 78041 United States
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