8 hours ago
It's Taco Tuesday! You thought this was enough for sharing? Nope. Mine. Go get your own.
I split my year between Michigan and Texas. I've got a hankering for some of my favorite Texas foods- breakfast tacos and Texas barbecue. Don't even try to tell me you know a good place here to get either up north.
In Texas, fights have broken out over who makes the best breakfast tacos. Folks are fiercely allegiant to their taquerias.
Right in my neighborhood, choices range from "Rolando's Super Tacos" to one that serves "mini taquitos." Since 'ito' is the diminuitive ending, these must be the smallest tacos ever.
Start with a fresh tortilla. Even this is a source of debate. Corn or flour? Corn has an earthy taste; flour is lighter with air pockets.
Fillings can be anything from potato and egg to machacado (dried beef), barbacoa (slow roasted beef cheek), chorizo (spicy pork sausage) or more.
My favorite taquerias feature flavorful toppings, with fire-roasted chiles, tomatillo salsa, fresh cilantro, and more.
One local writer tried a new taqueria every day for a year. He'd still not visited them all by year's end.
Taco Tuesday? I'm in!