Twenty amateur cooks will go taco-a-taco at the NoHo Taco Cook-off Festival, an afternoon fund-raiser out to proclaim the best taco in L.A. The judges are food truck chefs (Dosa Truck's Leena, No Tomatoes!'s Kim, OG Tempura's Jae and Baby's Badass Burgers' Lori and Erica), and a portion of the proceeds benefits dog-rescue organization the Forgotten Dog Foundation. Other food trucks on scene: Komodo, Truck Norris, Mossie Lee's Southern Cuisine, Jose O'Malley's, King Kone, the Poutine Truck, the Greasy Wiener and Me So Hungry. As well as arts and crafts vendors, the nonstop entertainment includes music by the Rock Nation Band, the Heights, the K.J. Walker Band and AllanÂ Arambula; dance by the Center Stage Dancers and the Patsy Metzger/Debbie Reynolds Dancers; and aerialists, belly dancers and hula hoopers. Adoptable dogs, too! Sears parking lot, 12121 Victory Blvd., N. Hlywd.; Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $5, $4 in advance. nohofoodtruckfest.com.
Sat., Sept. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2011