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Buenos Dias Columbus

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This time last week we were standing in a parking lot eating tacos for breakfast. While we have eaten a lot of tacos in the last 6 months, we don’t usually eat them for breakfast. This was a special occasion, we had been invited by Johnny DiLoretto to appear on Fox 28’s morning show, Good Morning Columbus. So it was that we were watching the sunrise  from a parking lot on 161.

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If you missed our TV appearances – We had Johnny riding around on Ray’s big orange cruiser to talk about the taco tour, ordering and eating Lengua tacos live on air and evangelizing about the joys of taco truck food. We are always excited about any opportunity to spread the word about Columbus’s taco truck dining opportunities. There was a lot of food and the trucks kept bringing out more and more dishes. Johnny said that he ate more that he has ever eaten on a morning shoot and I am sold on tacos and tamales for breakfast.

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We were really impressed that Johnny comes up with 90% of his location ideas himself. He films somewhere different every week day morning and coming up with novel locations every day is an amazing feat. Every suggestion we made was somewhere he had already been. He does a great job of highlighting independent businesses, interesting places in Columbus and his early morning enthusiasm is amazing and contagious.

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The trucks involved were Taco Nazo (in their regular spot near 161 and Maple Canyon) and Don Pedro’s (generally found further north at 6066 Cleveland Ave). They were fantastic as usual, up at the crack of dawn cheerfully producing tables full of food, steaming hot coffee and hot chocolate and tamales. The Taco Nazo team sporting new t shirts, had made a special cake in the shape of their truck and between segments someone even made a little satellite dish for it. It was about as much fun as you can have at 7am.

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We also got to try a new dish. Don Pedro’s whipped up some alambres – beef, peppers, onions, cheese and bacon, served with hot flour tortillas. It’s like fajitas for breakfast. Very tasty.

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The purpose of the post is mainly to thank Johnny Di Loretto for helping us to publicize the Night of 1001 tacos event; Esteban for helping us liaise with the trucks; the trucks for their enthusiasm and hospitality; and to Johnny’s friend (and former colleague) who told him that he really should do a feature on taco trucks.

Talking about health inspections

Talking about health inspections

Taco Nazo told us that they have served lots of ‘Americans’ who saw them on TV asking for lengua tacos. Good to know that lengua love is spreading.

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More photos on flickr.

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Taco TV, a Podcast plus Dining and Discovery with the Dispatch

A convergence of all things Taco Truck is in the works for June 24th.

Of course Wednesday is the Taco Trucks Columbus Meat Up with Columbus Underground at Los Guachos.

All al Pastor is Taco Roland Approved

All al Pastor is Taco Roland Approved


Columbus Foodcast
has just released the first podcast of the Taco Trucks Chronicles – click HERE to listen.

You may recall our afternoon Taco TV adventure with Channel Ten and Robin Davis a few weeks ago – the world premiere goes on the air during the noon news on June 24th.

Last week, we took Kevin Joy and Eric Albrecht of the Dispatch on a night of Taco Touring. The story of our three hour tour and more will be in the newspaper Wednesday morning.

We gave Kevin (writer) and Eric (photographer) the full Taco Truck experience: a failed search, a new find, the path of addiction to al Pastor and what turned out to be the pageant of Los Potosinos.

We formed up into a Taco Truck caravan to search for Chapis Tacos but we missed them.

Next we were off to follow up on a lead of a new Sullivant Ave. truck which turned out to be Taqueria Los Tolucos.

The discovery of a new truck allowed Kevin to observe how we sample the fare, photograph and document for a Taco Truck post.

We went on to Los Guachos for some al Pastor. If Kevin and Eric were on the Taco Truck fence – this is where they picked the right side. Both are now smitten with Los Guachos al Pastor tacos. Note to the Dispatch and next of kin, if Mr. Albrecht ever goes AWOL and it is after 4 PM, there is a 93% chance he will be eating an al Pastor taco or gringa at a certain spot on the west side.

We wrapped up the night at Los Potosinos. Since Taco Trucks Columbus and this Taco Truck started about the same time, we feel we have grown up together.

Lidia and Eladeo went all out for our visit. There was a spread of food – including the infamous Potosinos Pollo al Carbon and ice cream. Catering to Taco Gourmand – there was goat meat as well.

If that was not enough – we had a musical performance by Lidia’s niece.

It was quite a night and we accomplished our mission – two more converts to the Taco Truck Cult. This is a great way to celebrate six months of Taco Truck Tracking.

Thanks to everyone from Hungry Woolf, Taco Drew and CMH Gourmand. We appreciate the help, support and tips to date. And now that we are hitting the thirty truck mark….we will keep walking the taco truck beat.

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