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Recap: How the North Texas Taco Festival Stole Deep Ellum

The tortilla. The filling. The salsa. They are, in the doctrinal words of Mexican author Alejandro Escalante, the “Holy Trinity of the Taco.” If so, then Saturday saw a veritable Taco Mass, when hundreds of hungry Dallasites genuflected before the altar of this elemental, but infinitely variable mainstay of Texan cuisine at the first-ever North […]

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Best of Big D 2013: Vote for Your Favorite Restaurants and Chefs in Dallas

Hey kiddos, Today marks the beginning of Best of Big D: Food and Drink voting for the 2013. Upset that Torchy’s Tacos won “Best Taco Joint” last year? Well, do something about it. Exercise your power and right to vote, and tell us who you think deserves the crown for best taco joint in 2013. We […]

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El Padrino, Kicked Out of Bishop Arts, Finds New Home in Southeast Dallas

I’ve been rooting for the little El Padrino taco stand in Bishop Arts since last November, ever since we found out the Lombardi group’s plans to takeover/(maybe) bulldoze the iconic red-and-white building that housed those famously nice taco ladies. For the last couple months, Juan Contreras, managing parter of El Padrino, has been trying his […]

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Eat This Now: Taco Party’s Fried Potato Tacos

Darn you, TacoTrail, for introducing me to these terribly addicting potato tacos. They’re all I can think about. My 2013 wish is for the Taco Party food truck to make it into the Arts District rotation. Please make this happen, Arts District people. Really, it’s for the good of downtown. Potato tacos are commonly found […]

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Meso Maya and Taqueria La Ventana Open Downtown Locations Today

Good news. Remember the old Luna Tortilla Factory building downtown? About a block from the Perot Museum? Mike Karns, who also owns the El Fenix chain, has moved into the Factory at 1611 McKinney Ave. and turned it into the second location of Meso Maya. He’s kept the original floors and archways, but the place […]

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Best of Big D Giveaways: Tickets to the Grand Opening of Torchy’s Tacos’ SMU Location

Today’s Best of Big D giveaway is a pair of invitation-only tickets to Torchy’s Tacos’ grand opening party on Wednesday, August 15. Last week I told you about the new Torchy’s location that’s opening along SMU Blvd. on August 16, and now this winning taco chain (picked by our editors for 2012’s best taco joint) is hosting […]

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