Dayton Birria Fest featuring tacos, other dishes coming to Yellow Cab Tavern

A foodie event focusing on Birria tacos and Birria inspired dishes is coming to Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday, July 15.

The idea of having Dayton Birria Fest stemmed from a post on The Pizza Bandit’s Facebook page, Brian Johnson, Yellow Cab Tavern marketing and development manager and co-owner of The Pizza Bandit, explained.

He said The Pizza Bandit posted the question, “Who has the best Birria Tacos around?” and within an hour the post had over 100 comments. With that much interest, Johnson reached out to his friends at KungFu BBQ and More Than A Apron LLC to see if they wanted to participate in an event focusing on all things Birria.

Birria is a Mexican dish that originated as a meat stew. In recent years, Birria tacos have become popular.

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Dayton Birria Fest will feature Birria tacos, pizza, quesadillas, poutine, waffles, sliders and much more. Johnson said there will also be ice cream, Mexican soda and a beer garden.

Among the confirmed vendors are More Than A Apron LLC, KungFu BBQ, The Pizza Bandit, Taquria Mixteca, Home Cooked Vibez, Feeling Soulful, Dip Tacos. Johnson said there are a total of 13 vendors, but he is hoping to get up to 17.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at Dayton Birria Fest, email All vendors must have an approved mobile health permit on file and proper setup approved by Montgomery County Public Health.

DJ Ike B will also be at the event spinning his mix of party music from the 80s and 90s.

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Johnson said those interested in coming to the event should arrive early to avoid lines. Street and paid parking is available within the Oregon District.

Yellow Cab Tavern, located at 700 E. Fourth Street in Dayton, focuses on community building by hosting food truck rallies the second Friday and fourth Sunday of each month. Dayton Birria Fest is an extension of those events.

“It’s a celebration of the people in small businesses,” Johnson said. “It helps people get their name out there.”

Dayton Birria Fest will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit or the event’s Facebook page.

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