Down With Racist Haters In Idaho
It seems that some ignorant white supremacists in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho took their weak little hater campaign one step further last Thursday and cut the propane, water and power lines to Ignacio Sanabria’s taco trailer Tacos Los Panchos, causing $1500 damage. In December, thieves broke in and stole $1600 in electronics and cash. In February, he had to endure the vitriol of racists protesting at his stand, telling him to go back to Mexico.
Tacos Los Panchos wasn’t the only taco stand targeted by Aryan Nations members. El Chiludo and Taco Works, also in Coeur d’Alene, were both picketed by Wonder Bread thugs, according to an article in the Spokesman-Review.
Mucho Taco Love For Cacao Mexicatessen
I love taco orgies. So I present you a link to the great food blog Pleasure Palate, wherein our hostess dives into several awesome looking and sounding tacos at Cacao Mexicatessen. I’m so excited I’m going to make a list of tacos below to get a sense of how groovy these tacos sound.
Wild Boar Chorizo Verde Taco
Tocino en Chocolatado Taco (Made with house cured bacon, salsa de cacao, creme, bean puree and Serrano chilies)
Chicarron de Pato Taco (fried duck skin, cabbage, radish, onion, cilantro and salsa verde)
Venison a la Yucateca Taco (shredded venison, achiote, habanero, red onion and cilantro)
Cochinita Pibil Taco (smoked pork in achiote, citrus and yucatan spices topped with pickled red onions and cilantro)
Flor de Jamaica Taco (hibiscus flower with melted cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo)
Taco de Vampiro de Chicarron de Pato (The bottom layer had Mexican cheese and cebollitas and the top layer had fried duck skin, guacamole, radish, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and salsa.)
Is there room in Southern California for another hip taco slinger?
This is the question posed in this LA Times article featuring the new Taco Asylum in Orange County. And the answer in the article is Yes. (I had my fingers crossed) So the concept here is to create fillings authentic to the cuisines from which they come, such as braised duck under thin Camembert slices and a creme fraiche topping, then plop them into a house made flour tortilla. Word is that the flour tortillas are more neutrally flavored than corn and thus go better with the disparate fillings, the likes of which include curried paneer with raita and tomato chutney, grilled baby octopus under a sprinkling of feta and Kalamata olives, Provencal-style braised lamb chunks over garlicky ratatouille, and pork belly garnished Vietnamese banh mi-style with crunchy-sweet pickled daikon, carrot and a thatch of cilantro. How can you go wrong when the cilantro comes in thatches? The tacos are 5 and 6 bucks a pop, with a flight of 8 tacos at $18.
World’s Longest Line Of Sustainable Seafood Tacos
Um, like, whatever. View at your own peril.