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Eat Me: Velvet Taco’s Kung Pao Tofu Taco

Kung Pao Tofu Taco_Velvet Tacoby Steven Doyle

Each week Velvet Taco announces what they call the WTF, or Weekly Taco Feature. Cute, eh? This week’s Weekly Taco Feature puts tofu in the spotlight with the spicy Kung Pao Tofu Taco. The Kung Pao is made with fried tofu, peanuts, green onions topped with Asian Bamboo Salad and wrapped in a crisp lettuce wrap.

This one sounded so delicious that we had to share. Available now through Sunday, August 9.

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WTF Velvet Taco? Veal Brains?

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Velvet Taco has a long standing tradition of making a special taco each week called the WTC Taco. WTF means Weekly Taco Feature,not that other thing you were thinking.

We were sent word this week that they have upped the stakes on the WTF, and you might be a little impressed by their ability t step out there a bit with ingredients. This weeks WTF is  is a cornmeal fried veal brains taco. Specifically a corn tortilla, egg, goat cheese fingerling potatoes, avocado crema, nopales pico, and salsa verde — along with lime poached and then cornmeal fried veal brains.

Haven’t had your ration of brains this week? Go get ’em, tiger. There are locations near you.

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Meet Mover and Shaker Bonnie Wilson

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Now in its eighth year, Bombay Sapphire and GQ Magazine’s “Most Imaginative Bartender” program traveled to over 40 US cities and welcomed more than 3,500 participating bartenders in 2014. With the aim of advancing best-practice bartending, cultivating mixologists’ skills and encouraging their creativity, the “Most Inspired Bartender” program has played a pivotal role in recognizing up-and-coming cocktail cities, as well as strong holds such as New York and Portland.

The local contest which sends the winner on to compete nationally was held this week in Dallas, and the winner of the competition was Bonnie Wilson, the beverage program manager for Frontburner’s Fork It Over Restaurants (The Ranch at Las Colinas, Mexican Sugar, Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco). As good fortune would have it, we spoke to Ms. Wilson recently and had a spirited conversation in this Q&A.   Continue reading

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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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The Dallas Elotes Primer

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Elotes is a devilish cup of corn that can quite possibly send you into cardiac arrest. It is definitely a guilty pleasure, and one that can be found at some local taquerias and Mexican grocers around the Dallas area. If you haven’t tried this dish we will show you how it is made and tell you where to find a decent version.

We made a stop to visit the elotes man at Taqueria El Si Hay which is located at 601 W Davis in Oak Cliff. The man is furious when it comes to making a quick cup for the low price of $2.50. At times his line will stretch across the gravel parking lot, with many families ordering up to a dozen at a time. The key to this elotes cup is patience. Our man is nothing but methodical; an artist if you will. Continue reading

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