Dallas gas station famous for tacos opens new location with in-house beer bar

By Teresa Gubbins @ https://dallas.culturemap.com/

A Dallas gas station famous for its tacos is opening a new location that comes with tacos and a whole lot more: Fuel City, which has earned national attention for being one of the first gas stations to have an in-house taqueria, will open a location in Wylie, at 1800 N. SH-78.
This is the eighth location for what has become growing chain, but it will be the first Fuel City to feature an in-house beer bar, with 20 beers on tap, along with the option to get beer to go in growler or crowler formats.
According to company CEO Joseph Bickman, the facility will open at the end of December.
Fuel City was founded in 1995 by entrepreneur (and Bickman's father-in-law) John Benda, who opened the original location off I-35 near downtown Dallas.
Located just up the street from the Grassy Knoll, the station became its own tourist landmark thanks to its fun Texana milieu that included live animals on the premises including longhorn cattle.
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Mony’s Tacos Now Serving Dinner & Drinks

By Rebecca Horrigan @https://www.independent.com/

In 2013, Mony’s became the Funk Zone’s go-to spot for hungry folks craving home-cooked authentic Mexican dishes created by Monica “Mony” Diaz. A native of Colima, Mexico, where she started cooking as a child, Diaz brought her handcrafted seasonings and family recipes to Santa Barbara first in a popular food truck and then to their hole-in-the-wall joint on Anacapa Street, around the corner from the neighborhood’s many tasting rooms.
“We try to bring to the menu comfort food that can transport you back to your abuela’s kitchen or introduce you to a cuisine that is often overlooked,” explained Mony’s son Carlos Diaz, the operations manager. “Mony herself has been cooking for the past 20 plus years, but she takes a lot of her recipes from all the women in her life, like her mother, Alida, and mother-in-law, Genoveva, who have passed on the recipes from their families on to her.”
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Snag a Free Vampiro Taco in Honor of Friday the 13th Week

By Alysia Gray Painter - https://www.nbclosangeles.com/

When we turn the page on a fresh calendar, a number of questions might quickly occur to us in speedy succession.
When are the year's full moons? (We've already enjoyed a bright lunar show this year.) Is there an extra day in 2023? (There is not.)
And when should we expect Friday the 13th to show up?
We won't have to wait too long for the answer to that final question: The year's first Friday the 13th — there are two in 2023 — is happening in January.

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Texas-based Torchy's brings its "Damn Good Tacos" to Richmond next week with free tacos

By Sean Jones - https://richmond.com/

The popular Austin, Texas-based Torchy’s Tacos is set to open its first Richmond location next week in Short Pump.
The rapidly expanding craft-casual chain first opened in Virginia last month, and has several upcoming spots planned in the Richmond area, opening this year.
The 11130 W. Broad St. location has a 4,020-square-foot dining room coupled with an outdoor patio.
The restaurant and bar’s self-proclaimed “Damn Good Tacos” creatively feature new combinations with its ever-changing Taco of the Month. It also has breakfast tacos served all day long, freshly squeezed and hand-shaken margaritas and local brews.

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This restaurant started as a Mexican beach-side taco stand in a $3,000 VW bus—soon, it could come to a block near you

By Tom Huddleston Jr. - https://www.cnbc.com/

In 2006, Dario Wolos was selling tacos out of a converted Volkswagen van in the Mexican beach town Playa del Carmen.

The food truck, called Tacombi, has come a long way since then. Today, it’s a fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain with 15 locations across New York, Miami and Washington, D.C. It has $27.5 million in funding from Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer’s investment fund, fueling a rapid expansion plan across the U.S. — Shake Shack-style — to 75 total locations by 2026.

That’s a far cry from Tacombi’s beach days, which started when Wolos bought his 1963 green VW “bus” in Mexico City for $3,000. Wolos converted the van into a mobile restaurant where he sold his first tacos, he told Total Food Service in November.

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Just in Time for National Endless Breakfast Day

TacoTuesday.com and OC Bitches Brunch join forces to highlight Southern California’s vibrant breakfast tacos and brunch scene in Southern California. Everyone knows that Tuesdays are for tacos and weekends are all about brunching. This year, Taco Tuesday & National Endless Breakfast Day fall on the same day and there’s no better way to celebrate than with breakfast tacos! The emerging trend isn’t going anywhere and both organizations are 100% here for it.

Stats clearly reflect sales increases for restaurants that offer Taco Tuesday promotions. The same can be said for restaurants serving breakfast & brunch on weekends. California & Texas have recently seen a large increase in breakfast taco popularity, resulting in much needed revenue during a period of recovery.

“When we started to look deeper into breakfast tacos and the popularity of brunch, we recognized that now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on both,” said Pamela Waitt, founder of TacoTuesday.com. “During a time of recovery for most restaurants, this stream of revenue shouldn’t be ignored. We’ve partnered with OC Bitches Brunch because of their fun & playful approach to brunching and we’re thrilled to give the breakfast taco it’s long overdue recognition.”

The taco is one of the most versatile and iconic dishes in the United States. It has limitless possibilities when chefs prepare it for breakfast or brunch. Scrambled or over easy eggs, nestled in a corn or flour tortilla and topped with a myriad of fresh toppings, the possibilities to wow diners are endless.

“The opportunity to work with the leading resource for the taco obsessed is a dream come true for OC Bitches Brunch,” said found Toni Ochoa. “We plan to seek out the best of the best when it comes to Mexican brunches in and around Orange County. We’re taking TacoTuesday.com’s taco finding search engine to a new level for brunchoholics.”

To learn more about breakfast tacos near you, visit TacoTuesday.com. For brunch suggestions, visit OCBitchesBrunch.com.

Find all the tacos at TacoTuesday.com, a database of restaurants that serve Taco Tuesday specials across the United States. The juggernaut of a website is quickly becoming THE free resource for restaurants to add their Taco Tuesday menu while giving millions of taco obsessed consumers a convenient way to find tacos. The site is continuously expanding, with exciting future plans to combine tacos, technology and happiness. Follow TacoTuesday.com on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter for more entertaining content and tips on how to live your best life while eating more tacos and drinking more margaritas. Sigh up to receive the TacoTuesday.com newsletter here to be invited to special events.

OC Bitches Brunch is a lifestyle and mindset for anyone and everyone that takes brunching in style very seriously. If you like to eat, brunch and dress well you’re a bad bitch that should be brunching like a queen. Stay up to date with the latest and greatest spots and exclusive events in OC by signing up for the OCBitchesBrunch.com newsletter.

TacoTuesday.com Does Houston, TX

TacoTuesday.com is on a mission to find all the best tacos and Taco Tuesdays, helping to make it easy for fellow taco lovers to do the same on TacoTuesday.com. The crew recently visited Houston, Texas to find the best tacos and margaritas throughout the city and surrounding areas. For an entire week, the Taco Tuesday team ate their way through the city in search of the most exciting, diverse and unique tacos that Houston has to offer. The team found them and are spotlighting the top ten on Instagram over the next three weeks. The videos capture each restaurant’s unique vibe, menu and culture.

Beginning today, three to four new videos a week will be premiered on social media for the next three weeks. Follow along as TacoTuesday.com explores the largest city in Texas and its’ wide variety of taco offerings.

“Houston really blew us away with how diverse their taco scene is,” said Pamela Waitt, founder of TacoTuesday.com. “Each restaurant we visited had its’ own distinct style and vibe. From BBQ to fusion tacos and fresh seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico, we couldn’t get enough of the tacos Houston had to offer. We’re excited to share what we discovered through the videos we’ll be rolling out.”

TacoTuesday.com is quickly becoming the leading free resource for the taco obsessed. With plans to visit more Texas & California taco hotspots soon, taco aficionados and restaurants alike have found a new home for everything relating to tacos. 

To learn more, follow @TacoTuesday.Official on social media and sign up for the www.TacoTuesday.com newsletter.

Find all the tacos at TacoTuesday.com, a database of restaurants that serve Taco Tuesday specials across the United States. The juggernaut of a website is quickly becoming THE free resource for restaurants to add their Taco Tuesday menu while giving millions of taco obsessed consumers a convenient way to find tacos. The site is continuously expanding, with exciting future plans to combine tacos, technology and happiness.  Follow TacoTuesday.com on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter for more entertaining content and tips on how to live your best life while eating more tacos and drinking more margaritas. Sigh up to receive the TacoTuesday.com newsletter here to be invited to special events.

Corazon Modern Kitchen Brea serves tacos made with lots of love

By KABC

Tacos have become a staple in Southern California and Localish LA is on the hunt for some of the best tacos in town.

We discovered Corazon Modern Kitchen in downtown Brea, Orange County, where every dish with corazon or plenty of heart. Every taco is filled with the freshest ingredients, which include vegan options.

One local favorite is the chorizo con papa taco plate which is made with a variety of ingredients.

"It's actually one of my favorites," said Fernando Romero, the owner and chef of Corazon Modern Kitchen. "And this is what my mother showed me. It's like treat the cilantro like you would treat a bouquet of flowers just a stem a little bit on water so it doesn't wilt. So when you see my cilantro is nice and beautiful, because we treat our cilantro with love. And that's how it kind of how we garnish all our plates. So once you wrap that taco, it's an explosion of flavors."

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Taqueria Ramirez and Greenpoint Fish Team Up for Taco Tuesday

By Jennifer Rosini-Gentile @ GreenPointers.com

Mexican eatery Taqueria Ramírez (94 Franklin St.), is teaming up with seafood shop, Greenpoint Fish (114 Nassau Ave.), to give Greenpointers the collaboration that Taco Tuesday dreams are made of. 

Both Greenpoint hotspots announced on Instagram that this collaboration will take place on Tuesday, August 16, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or until the menu sells out) at Greenpoint Fish. 

Chefs Orion Russell from Greenpoint Fish and Lobster and Giovanni Cervantes from Taqueria Ramírez have created a special menu, which features a variety of playful fish tacos and more including monkfish al pastor, scallops Ramírez, and a tuna tostada.

A few of Greenpoint Fish’s classics will also be available, plus a selection of natural wine and local beers and specialty drinks like Clamacheves and Micheladas. Limited edition shirts will be for sale also.

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Taco Tuesday: 13 of Dubai’s best deals

By Time Out Editors

Tuesdays mean tacos. Tacos are for Tuesday. Tuesday tastes like tacos. We all love a good deal. And we all love tacos. At least here at Time Out we do. If like us, you’re on the hunt for the very best Taco Tuesday deals, look no further than this list.

You might also like: The best dining deals and offers in Dubai 2022

From soft shells to crisp exteriors, marinated meats, crispy chicken and very tasty vegan fillings – tacos are for everyone and for every taste. So if you’ve got a taste for tacos, its time to read on.

These are the best Taco Tuesday deals in Dubai right now.

Cactus Jacks

Get ready for a fiesta, a fiesta of feasting on tacos. Every Tuesday, you’ll be able to load up on those tasty things called tacos. Load up those delicious tacos, and dip your chips into freshly smashed guac before sipping on Mexican mixed drinks.

Happy hour from 3pm-6pm. DJ from 10pm-3am. Millennium Airport Hotel, Al Garhoud (04 702 8855).

Chalco’s Cantina

If you fancy getting the most bang for your buck, why not hit up Chalco’s Cantina at the Dubai Marina. Tuesdays mean unlimited tacos all washed down with free-flow lemony mixed-drinks and hops. Spice up your Tuesday night with some of the best tacos in town, great live music and a good deal.

Dhs200 per person. Every Tuesday from 2pm-midnight. Marina Gate, Dubai Marina. (052 112 8923) @chalcoscantina

El Chapo’s Tacos

Make sure you’re hungry for this one. If you’ve got an insatiable appetite for tasty tacos, this is the deal for you. Dive into this unlimited taco deal for just Dhs99 at El Chapo’s Tacos. Bump your package up to include drinks for an additional Dhs80, and you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of unlimited house beverages.

Dhs99 (unlimited tacos), Dhs179 (unlimited tacos and drinks). Every Tues 4pm onwards. El Chapo’s Tacos, Studio One Hotel. (04 514 5411)

El Mostacho

JLT isn’t short of places to eat out, but we reckon El Mostacho deserves your attention for its tempting taco Tuesday deal. It’s a tiny nook in Gold Tower, so (as well as keeping your eyes peeled) be prepared to get cosy as you enjoy tacos ’til they come out your ears. Every Tuesday El Mostacho offers a buy-one-get-one offer on all their tacos. Grab an amigo and get on down.

From Dhs15 (for two tacos) Every Tuesday from 12pm-10pm. Gold Tower, Cluster I, JLT (04 551 6679).

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Chef specializing in birria tacos moves into Miamisburg

By Natalie Jones

Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot better in downtown Miamisburg. A new chef cooking up birria tacos, salmon cheesesteak and much more has moved into The Vault Event Center.

More Than A Apron LLC, owned by Darion Lewis, recently signed a lease to sell and cook food at the event center, located at 23 E. Central Avenue.

Lewis told Dayton.com he has always enjoyed cooking because food brings people together. He said his passion for cooking first started at 14 or 15 years old when his father taught him how to cook at their home in West Dayton.

“I just loved cooking and I never looked back,” Lewis said.

Lewis was previously a travel consultant in the medical industry, but when the coronavirus pandemic hit, he lost his job. He said his family and friends encouraged him to start selling food and once he started cooking birria tacos, his business went “crazy.”

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Get to know the 10 local restaurants competing in Louisiana Food

By Meredith G. White of Shreveport Times

Food Prize's annual Taco Wars showcases 10 local restaurants that are competing for the best taco in Shreveport and will be at the Municipal Auditorium on April 30th. Check out the restaurants competing and the tacos that are battling it out for the grand prize. 

El Novillo Carniceria 

A locally owned store dedicated to providing great quality products like fresh produce, baked goods, meat and deli food is putting up their al pastor taco up for battle. Located at 2242 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City.

Ramirez Mexican

Authentic Mexican made with fresh ingredients which includes their taco chica which will be put to the test during the taco battle. Located at 6715 Pines Rd. Ste. 108 in Shreveport and 929 Westgate Ln. in Bossier City.

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Tacos Are Bringing Latino and Muslim Communities Together

The first thing one notices in Rida Hamida is her hot pink hijab, tied in a turban style at the nape of her neck. She laughs calling it her signature color.

"Everyone calls me the pink hijabi of Orange County," Hamida, founder and executive director of Latino & Muslim Unity says.

A reflection of her vibrant, energetic personality, she says, she dons the hijab every Ramadan as she takes her #TacoTrucksInEveryMosque initiative to local mosques in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The trucks serve halal meat, which has been prepared in adherence to Muslim law, alongside her latest civic mission. This Ramadan, with the primaries around the corner, her goal is to register Muslim and Latino Americans to vote. She also has a summit in the works to empower women to be financially free.

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Descanso-An OC Mexican Dining Experience

By Jessica Wilburn

You know the saying "Taco Tuesday"?  It is part of our weekly lives as a Southern California community.  We are blessed with many options to choose from: the fast-food version, the make it at home yourself version, the taco truck version, the happy hour version, and so on.  Now I can't say "Taco Tuesday" without thinking of the BEST taco Tuesday experience my family has ever had!  I am NOT exaggerating!  It was a night to be remembered and to be repeated monthly.

I have heard of Descanso restaurant several times over the years.  I didn't know much about this restaurant and because the restaurant is in Costa Mesa, I didn't give it much thought. I was then given the opportunity to experience their TAQUERO Tuesday in the Plancha room which is an immersive experience as you watch your food being prepared right in front of you.  The place was packed which is a good sign to me as that shows a great repeat business and people were happy all around us.

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One of Mexico City’s Biggest Taco Chains in Hollywood

by Bill Esparza  

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee

While Mexico City is a torta city, its variety of regional taco styles are world famous and coveted items for travelers to Mexico’s street food capital. There are multiple trompos slicing al pastor in every neighborhood, sweaty tacos de canasta (basket steamed tacos), suadero (beef belly), and offal simmering in silver discs of fat from tacos de fritanga (fried tacos) vendors. And there’s an endless menu of guisados, where tacos are covered with Mexican rice to absorb the liquid from colorful stews, braises, and deep-fried foods. But perhaps the most popular tacos for locals in CDMX are tacos a la plancha, where slender steaks, thinly sliced bone-in pork chops, spicy longaniza or chorizo, cecina (salt cured beef), and other meats are cooked on a flat top, then wrapped in a corn tortilla dressed with salsas and often generous sides like whole beans, nopales, grilled onions, and fried potatoes.

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Can tacos help solve global challenges?

By Emily Heil

Not all heroes wear capes. Some, according to an eclectic group of writers, activists, academics, and others, are instead draped in tortillas.

To this group, a taco isn’t just a taco: The humble dish can be a conduit for conversations about communities and inequities, an ambassador for Mexican cuisine, a political tool, and a force for good across the globe.

Meet the International Taco Council, a nascent organization whose small mascot belies its big ambitions.

“We’ve always used food as a means of connecting with others,” says Serena Maria Daniels, the Detroit-based editor and founder of Tostada Magazine, an online publication focused on the voices of immigrants and people of color, who is the council’s inaugural president. “You might have a contentious topic, but when you sit down over a plate, it takes away the distance.”

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One of Mexico City’s Biggest Taco Chains in Hollywood

by Bill Esparza  Oct 15, 2021, 12:40pm PDT

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee

While Mexico City is a torta city, its variety of regional taco styles are world famous and coveted items for travelers to Mexico’s street food capital. There are multiple trompos slicing al pastor in every neighborhood, sweaty tacos de canasta (basket steamed tacos), suadero (beef belly), and offal simmering in silver discs of fat from tacos de fritanga (fried tacos) vendors. And there’s an endless menu of guisados, where tacos are covered with Mexican rice to absorb the liquid from colorful stews, braises, and deep fried foods. But perhaps the most popular tacos for locals in CDMX are tacos a la plancha, where slender steaks, thinly-sliced bone-in pork chops, spicy longaniza or chorizo, cecina (salt cured beef), and other meats are cooked on a flat top, then wrapped in a corn tortilla dressed with salsas and often generous sides like whole beans, nopales, grilled onions, and fried potatoes.

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Top 10 Taco Tuesdays in Los Angeles

Duke’s

Duke’s Malibu honors surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku, but also pays tribute to the early days of surfing in Malibu. Adding to the lore, Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, the inspiration for the Gidget novel, movie and TV series that sparked the California surfing craze, works at Duke’s Malibu as their Ambassador of Aloha. We recommend their two tacos with chips & salsa for $14. They pair perfectly with the Spicy Cucumber Margarita with Herradura silver, agave, fresh lime, jalapeño, cucumber for $14.

Tu Madre West Hollywood

Tu Madra has been making tacos and breakfast burritos with love since 2015. Their food celebrates flavors from across the city with a diverse array of ingredients and cooking techniques, including slow-roasted and braised meats and house-made fermented chili salsas. Plant-based tacos, burritos, and bowls are available so vegans can fiesta too. We have fallen in love with their West Hollywood locations AND their red velvet churros. They have Street Tacos for $2.40 all day, featuring the V-K BBQ plant-based taco with pickled fresnos and cilantro, a rotisserie chicken with salsa roja and queso panela, and brisket taco with onions and cilantro.

Amor y Tacos

Amor Y Tacos is a multi-award-winning full-service restaurant specializing in Alta Californian cuisine. Their flavors are inspired by Chef Ortega’s Mexican roots growing up as a Chicano in Los Angeles, featuring a chef-driven kitchen and craft cocktail bar using the highest quality, fresh and natural ingredients. Their Taco Tuesday specials are available from 2-10pm. We recommend their tacos, choice of short rib, chicken, carnitas or veggie for $2.75. All served with salsa, cilantro and onion.

Te'kila

Te’kila is LA’s go-to tequila oasis, boasting over 150 different bottles. Their daily happy hour – featuring made-to-order margaritas – is a draw for visitors and locals alike. On Tuesdays, they have tacos all day, choice of chicken, asada steak, carnitas for $2 if you order three and purchase of a drink. We highly recommend the Te’kila Margarita with fresh lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar, and El Jimador Blanco Tequila for $12. They also have $3 vegan taco options.

Long Beach Taco Co.

Their authentic Mexican cuisine, hand-made tortillas & brunch are why they are one of LA’s favorite go-to spots. They have 36 craft beers and delicious late-night grub. We recommend their $2 tacos, choice of asada, baja fish, birria, chicken, carnitas, fried avocado, calabasitas, mushroom, rajas (peppers) con queso, and the OG with veggies, beans, and guacamole. They go great with their 32-ounce micheladas.

El Cholo Santa Monica

El Cholo is LA's very first Mexican restaurant. Since first opening their doors in 1923, El Cholo has operated as a family-owned business and today, the restaurants are run by Ron Salisbury, grandson of the founders. We recommend going to their Santa Monica location for some fresh ocean air, the $5 Tres Cantina Tacos & $7 El Cholo Margaritas all day long. 

SaMo’s Oaxaca

This family-owned restaurant serves authentic Oaxacan and Mexican casual food. They’re open for takeout, delivery and offer outside patio seating. Their menu boasts Tlayudas, Mole, Tortas, Tacos, California Burrito, Oax Burrito and so much more. On Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm they offer 3 tacos with your choice of meat for $6.

Mercado Los Angeles

Founded by Jesse Gomez with partner/chef Jose Acevedo, Mercado takes pride in offering a traditional yet contemporary experience that has paved the way for elevated Mexican cuisine that is accessible to everyone. On Tuesdays, from 5pm to 7pm enjoy a wide variety of drool worthy tacos from $7 to $12

Petite Taqueria

Open all day, this West Hollywood restaurant puts a unique spin on Mexican cuisine. If you’re looking for a place to grab some crave-worthy food, Petite Taqueria provides a trendy dining experience that will leave you full with a smile. We can’t get enough of their Soft and Crispy Shell Tacos with choice of chicken, baja fish or steak for $2. Margaritas are $9 but ½ off margarita pitchers all night long are our favorite!

Lola's Mexican Cuisine

Established in 2007, the Lola’s family has always had a love affair with Mexican recipes that have been passed down for generations. Everything is made from scratch and their vegan options are plentiful. Their menu changes with the seasons and the availability of ingredients. On Tuesdays, we recommend their $2 tacos with choice of mesquite grilled chicken, carne asada, or zucchini mushroom. You can’t go wrong with their specialty tacos for $2.50 too. Don’t miss the Mexican Coca-Cola glazed carnitas birria. They have Modelo Especial on draft for $3 or pitches for $10.50, but we dream about their Mexican Lollipop Shots: tequila, fresh squeezed lime, watermelon purée, and Tajin rim for $4.

To view more Taco Tuesday specials throughout Southern California, visit TacoTuesday.com,

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TacoTuesday.com is a fun search engine to find tacos across the United States. With 90,000 plus Taco Tuesdays nationwide the juggernaut of a website is quickly becoming the resource for restaurants to spotlight their Taco Tuesday menu while giving millions of taco obsessed consumers a convenient way to find tacos. The site is continuously expanding, with exciting plans to combine tacos, technology and happiness.  Follow TacoTuesday.com on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter for more entertaining content and tips on how to live your best life while eating more tacos and drinking more margaritas. Sigh up to receive the TacoTuesday.com newsletter here to be invited to special events. 

Corazon Modern Kitchen Brea serves tacos made with lots of love

Tacos have become a staple in Southern California and Localish LA is on the hunt for some of the best tacos in town.

We discovered Corazon Modern Kitchen in downtown Brea, Orange County, where every dish with corazon or plenty of heart. Every taco is filled with the freshest ingredients, which include vegan options.

One local favorite is the chorizo con papa taco plate which is made with a variety of ingredients.

"It's actually one of my favorites," said Fernando Romero, the owner and chef of Corazon Modern Kitchen. "And this is what my mother showed me. It's like treat the cilantro like you would treat a bouquet of flowers just a stem a little bit on water so it doesn't wilt. So when you see my cilantro is nice and beautiful, because we treat our cilantro with love. And that's how it kind of how we garnish all our plates. So once you wrap that taco, it's an explosion of flavors."

Read Full Article Here >>

Taqueria Ramirez and Greenpoint Fish Team Up for Taco Tuesday

By Jennifer Rosini-Gentile @ GreenPointers.com

Mexican eatery Taqueria Ramírez (94 Franklin St.), is teaming up with seafood shop, Greenpoint Fish (114 Nassau Ave.), to give Greenpointers the collaboration that Taco Tuesday dreams are made of. 

Both Greenpoint hotspots announced on Instagram that this collaboration will take place on Tuesday, August 16, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or until the menu sells out) at Greenpoint Fish. 

Chefs Orion Russell from Greenpoint Fish and Lobster and Giovanni Cervantes from Taqueria Ramírez have created a special menu, which features a variety of playful fish tacos and more including monkfish al pastor, scallops Ramírez, and a tuna tostada.

A few of Greenpoint Fish’s classics will also be available, plus a selection of natural wine and local beers and specialty drinks like Clamacheves and Micheladas. Limited edition shirts will be for sale also.

Read Full Article Here >> 

Tacos Are the Perfect Breakfast Food

The Origins and Anatomy of the Texas Staple By Laurel Randolph

When you hear the word breakfast, the first thing that comes to mind might be pancakes, cereal, or eggs and toast. Or it might be that energy bar you scarfed down on the way to work yesterday. But if you live in the southern half of Texas, chances are the word that popped into your head was “tacos!”

Breakfast tacos are a staple dish in Tex-Mex country, with their popularity spreading nationwide thanks to tourism. Festivals such as South by Southwest have exposed food lovers from around the country to the iconic dish, and restaurants in cities outside Texas now offer breakfast tacos on their morning menu.

The Origins of Breakfast Tacos

Tacos have long been eaten for breakfast in Mexico, but there’s nothing especially breakfast-y about them outside of the time of day. You can enjoy the same tacos at lunch or dinner, frequently consisting of fresh tortillas topped with a filling of meaty stew. It wasn’t until the rise of Tex-Mex that breakfast tacos became a thing—and now they are the thing.

While most out-of-towners assume the dish originates from the dynamic Austin food scene, it likely started further south and spread north. The exact origins are unknown, but the phrase “breakfast tacos” began to appear in San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley newspapers in the 1950s and 60s. They can now be found throughout southern Texas in restaurants and cafes, and at roadside stands and food trucks.

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Tacos Are Bringing Latino and Muslim Communities Together

The first thing one notices in Rida Hamida is her hot pink hijab, tied in a turban style at the nape of her neck. She laughs calling it her signature color.

"Everyone calls me the pink hijabi of Orange County," Hamida, founder and executive director of Latino & Muslim Unity says.

A reflection of her vibrant, energetic personality, she says, she dons the hijab every Ramadan as she takes her #TacoTrucksInEveryMosque initiative to local mosques in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. The trucks serve halal meat, which has been prepared in adherence to Muslim law, alongside her latest civic mission. This Ramadan, with the primaries around the corner, her goal is to register Muslim and Latino Americans to vote. She also has a summit in the works to empower women to be financially free.

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