Editor’s Note: Leading up to the Second Annual The Best Tamales in Town contest, the News will feature in preceding editions articles announcing each of the five judges. This is the second of the five-part series.
By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
A tamal is a tamal, at least that’s according to local businessowner and Veterans Advisory Board Chair Victor Garza.
As the second judge named in the Second Annual San Benito News The Best Tamales in Town contest, slated for Dec. 17 at 1 p.m., Garza said he plans to adhere to the competition’s judging-based criteria consisting of taste, texture and originality.
“You can add to it, you can take away from it, originality is very important as well as texture, but you’ll be able to tell if spices are overbearing yet good enough to where the family can enjoy it,” Garza said in anticipation of the event, noting he plans on bringing his hunger with him to the contest. “Creativity is also good. I’ll be working with an open mind to see what my taste buds say … that’s what’s more important.”
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