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Velvet Taco Offers Special Taco In Memory Of Rusty Fenton

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Velvet Taco sends along word that he will be offering a special taco in honor of Russell “Rusty” Fenton who passed away last week. Rusty is of course the founder of Rusty Taco. The special taco is actually a play on the Rusty #9 with a Velvet twist and includes  a house made corn tortilla with slow roasted achiote pork shoulder, avocado crema, grilled pineapple, queso fresco, fresh cilantro and pickled red onions.

Velvet Taco is donating half the proceeds from each “Rusty” Taco this week to the educational trust fund that has been set up for his daughters.    Continue reading

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Rusty Fenton Passed Away Today

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Rusty Fenton, owner of Rusty Taco passed away today and we extend his wife and family our deepest condolences. Fenton was a veteran in the restaurant industry, and as one of the original principals of Uncle Julio’s he moved on to a magnificent career in the industry. Fenton  had a hand in Stephan Pyles’ Taqueria Cañonita, and also in the reanimation of the Trader Vic’s in the Palomar Hotel in Dallas.

I recall at the opening of the original Rusty Taco, Fenton was on premises tending to last minute details after he had just been released from a major surgery. That is how he operated. He was hard working with a love for the hospitality business.   Continue reading

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Rusty Taco To Open In Denton

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Rusty Taco has leased a 1,828-square-foot space in Denton, Texas near the University of North Texas. This will be the tenth Texas location for Rusty Taco and the first location in Denton. It is located along West Hickory Street between Fouts Street and Avenue E.

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Following The Taco Trail With José Ralat-Maldonado

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There is a man roaming the streets of Dallas with a mission. He is the undisputed king of tacos and is the editor of the Dallas Taco Trail. José Ralat-Maldonado is a fun loving aficionado of tacos and loves good craft beer and life in general. His positive outlook on life is infectious as his love for tacos.

I caught up with Jose just off the heels of a taco inspection at a local taqueria in Oak Cliff. The restaurant swore they had puffy tacos and were well worth inspection. Jose differs with their assessment and you are sure to read about the restaurant soon on his Taco Trail website.   Continue reading

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