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Gordita is the New Black

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I am stepping out on a culinary limb today and pronouncing the end to all things taco.

Well, not really. The taco is a delicious canvass for enjoying various meats and vegetables, and I think it has had a pretty good run, especially in these parts for the past several years.  Continue reading

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Tacos Mariachi Honors Tesar With His Own Taco

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Wait, it’s not Tuesday. We can’t possibly do a taco story today, or can we? Yes we can, especially with a little number like this presented by Tacos Mariachi who pays an homage to Top Chef contender John Tesar.

The John Tesar Taco is a flour tortilla, charred tomato salsa, avocado, toy box pico and jalapeño tomatillo cream. Sounds legit and we happen to be on a relleno binge at the moment.   Continue reading

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Good 2 Go Taco Shuttering

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Restaurants and bars had a rough 2016, and we will see some terrific places closing into the new year. Another tragic loss is Good 2 Go Taco which is located in East Dallas and owned by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare who also ran Mot Hai Ba (sold in 2016). Good 2 Go is in the same strip as Goodfriend and 20 Feet Seafood at 1146 Peavy Road.   Continue reading

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A Trompo Taco with Benefits

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There are times when I feel this national taco obsession might be a bit out of control. It is just then that happenstance smacks me in the grill with a killer version of the street meat. This was the case yesterday as I meandered down Harry Hines.

There is actually no excuse to be on Harry Hines unless you are looking for a good price on a dozen cheap sunglasses, a used tire on the DL, or trying to make your way from north to south very quickly. Or if you are in need of a taco. The latter was the case yesterday and I found a nice one at this bizarre gas station that is really just a front for a lavenderia.   Continue reading

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Tortaco Opens in Fort Worth and Soon Dallas

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Firebird Restaurant Group which currently operates the four award-winning concepts El Fenix, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana and Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, recently opened its latest, Tortaco Mesón Mescal.    Continue reading

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Celebrates National Taco Day with Buck Tacos

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It’s that time of year again — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is celebrating National Taco Day with $1 tacos today, October 4, 2016.

 All of its Baja Tacos — including breakfast tacos — will be $1 all day long, except for the fajita, shrimp and “California Heat” tacos.    Continue reading

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Celebrate This Taco Holiday With Trompo Tacos

DSC09050by Steven Doyle

If you have read craveDFW for any length of time, you know we adore our tacos. We create an annual taco list and one of the highlights is usually the gas station trompo taco across from Bachman Lake off Northwest Highway. Some years ago I was sharing taco secrets with Chef Kent Rathbun, and he claimed this to be his most favorite taqueria in Dallas.  I pretty much agreed. These are amazing little tacos of grilled meat sliced off a trompo, which is Spanish for ‘spinning top’.

How this all works is that pork is marinated over one or two days in a combination of dried chiles and then slowly cooked with a gas flame on a vertical rotisserie called the trompo. Perched on top of the trompo of meat is generally a whole pineapple that drizzles its juices downward, further breaking down the meat with flavor and enzymes to make it even more tender.  Continue reading

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