Rusty Taco, known for its authentic street tacos made with fresh and simple ingredients, is celebrating its roots with a return to its original name and a party on the patio Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at its founding location at 4802 Greenville Avenue. All proceeds from the event will benefit North Texas Food Bank.
The celebration will include $2 tacos and other celebratory pricing, live music from Jayson Bales – who performed at the first grand opening in 2010 – and giveaways, including limited-edition t-shirts designed by nationally acclaimed artist Sean Starr. Guests can use Uber code e9350g4 for a $10 roundtrip pass to and from the event.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →