Welcome to the Taco Capital of Texas
Cool! Brownsville is so far down there! No doubt the bordertown was named Taco Capital!
I was in Austin last April (2019) for a conference and I was in taco heaven! Every night, my friend and I sojourned to one dive or another sharing tacos. And we even found this taco truck haven when exploring the city on electric scooters.
After that visit, there’s a new standard of tacos for me!
Yep, it’s a furr piece as we say. I’ve been only once, 30 years ago or so when I was in the RGV and decided to take a day to dash over to South Padre and nipped the edge of Brownsville. Knew nothing about the taco street.
I’ve spent some time in Corpus; never found anything very good to eat there but it’s been about 30 years, too. Decided to check out Kingsville where I had relatives in the 40s and 50s, hoping to find something interesting to eat near the King Ranch. Nuttin! So I got back on the highway and decided to head on down to Brownsville again. After about 30 mins, saw a sign about how far it was to Brownsville. I looked for the next turnaround and headed back.
They were talking about Tacos this morning on KSAT12 morning news. I’ll have to look for th link, but they talked to some university professors here in San Antonio in regards to the subject.They have something on the UTSA website, with a link.May have to check it out.
I’ve looked extensively on the Wayback Machine for the original version of this thread but it’s apparently lost in the transition. Apparently i twas started in September, 2019, and the discussion went on for about 2 weeks. WB made only one visit to Roadfood that whole month and missed the thread completely.
I have noted before that a couple of months of content were lost completely in the transition to the new site/software. Not just scrambled up but lost completely. This included several trip reports and posts on various threads, including the what’s for dinner thread.
I remember from the original thread that Buffetbuster had said he was headed that way after the first of the year and asked for some more recommendations. I had nothing else to offer but Scrumptious Chef promised to come up with some. I don’t know if BB ever made the trip or SC ever posted any recommendations.
Speaking of tacos, the latest craze in San Antonio is Birra and Tacos. You might have to look it up, but i guess birra is some sort of soup or stew you eat with tacos. Guess in some places in Mexico they like it.They had an article on it in the San Antonio Express news this Sunday.
Birria just means mess or stew, I think, traditionally made with goat. I found one article on MySA that turned out to be about a place in San Francisco???
I used to have an excellent birria stand near me; it was replaced by an Aldi. But apparently it’s found a new home in the Mahatma Ghandi district. That’s Houston for you. I’ll have to try to locate it down there.
It was served either as tacos or as consomme which was a bowl of the stew. The guy did nose-to-tail cookery so you’d find little bits and pieces of the animal that didn’t usually find its way onto plates or into bowls. Oh it was good.
Other places did birria on weekends, like menudo. I’d take birria any day but none of the others were nearly as good.
I’ll keep this in mind if I ever get over to SA.
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