Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell.
Pilcher is author and editor, respectively, of the forthcoming Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History. His previous books include The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 and Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity. Continue reading →
Trinity Groves is a treasure trove of good food, from top-notch Italian to modern Chinese. Soon, the West Dallas dining destination will expand with Milagro, a new taco-focused restaurant from Jesus Carmona, the chef behind the beloved Tacos Mariachi, that is slated to open this month.
Tacos Mariachi opened in 2015 on Singleton Boulevard, just down the street from Trinity Groves, and it quickly drew a loyal crowd of diners—it even drew in Guy Fieri, who featured the show on “Diners, Drive-In and Dives.” Unfortunately, Carmona had to close his restaurant in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Carmona focused his attention on his Argentinian bistro in the Bishop Arts District, Chimichurri. Shortly after opening, Carmona was contacted by the Trinity Groves group to relocate the original Tacos Mariachi two blocks down to the new retail space located in Phase Two of the new apartment buildings.
Mia Enriquez is one happy gal and she makes what most consider the best brisket tacos in Dallas at her namesake restaurant, Mia’s Tex Mexlocated on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. What she also makes is one hell of a great brisket enchilada. When visiting Dallas most tourists make a beeline to Mia’s and join the locals as we sup on amazing Tex-Mex.
Other crave favorites include pinto bean soup, tamales, and beef chile rellenos. The rellenos are particularly delicious and top as some of our very favorite in the Dallas area.
Mia’s is taking Covid precautions and is offering limited seating, so please check for in-restaurant dining.
Velvet Taco, the trendsetting, elevated taco concept serving up globally inspired tacos, opens its tenth Texas location in Richardson near the corner of N. Central Expressway and W. Campbell Road today, Dec. 14.
To celebrate, Velvet Taco is partnering with Richardson West Arts & Technology Magnet School to give students the opportunity to further their photography skills and amp up their portfolios by taking on-location photos of the new restaurant that will be shared on Velvet Taco’s social media and in future advertising campaigns.
Beloved restaurant brand, Tacodeli with 4 Dallas-area locations, has more to celebrate than 20-years of honoring the humble taco. Tacodeli has been invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City on April 16, 2020.
Chef and Co-Founder Roberto Espinosa and his team will host a “Texas Taco Party” utilizing the quality ingredients that Tacodeli is known for. This invite to cook for the James Beard Foundation underscores the brand’s superior sourcing and focus on approachable, wholesome food that Tacodeli fans experience on daily basis. Continue reading →
Tacodeli, the Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, opened its second Dallas location in December at The Hill Shopping Center (corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway).
The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading →