The Takedown returns with taco competition during SXSW Interactive 

A cooking competition called The Takedown will return to Austin during this year’s South by Southwest Interactive. The theme? Tacos. Photo by Addie Broyles

The Takedown returns during South by Southwest Interactive, but this year’s theme is tacos.

Forget bacon and mac and cheese. Tacos is the theme of this year’s big culinary competition from Brooklynite and Takedown founder Matt Timms.

An unofficial fixture of South by Southwest Interactive for years now, the Takedown encourages home cooks to bring out their best recipes, and this year’s challenge is tacos. The contest will be from 2 to 4 p.m. March 15 at Shangri-La, 1016 E. Sixth St.

If you think you’ve got just the right recipe, email Timms at for the chance to compete for some prizes. To learn more or buy a $20 ticket, visit

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Women’s Education Project.

— Arianna Auber

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and

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