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The Taco Trail Top Tacos of 2011

December is for curling up on the couch with family, a pint of heady stout in hand, Bing Crosby’s seasonal standards competing for aural real estate with the proclamations of lovestruck teenagers tipsy from sneaking sips of Grandpa’s eggnog—“Hey, look, we’re under the mistletoe! You know what that means?”—emanating from the next room and for recollections of Christmases past, not to mention tamales. Tacos, not really. So, before I get anymore yuletide happy and completely forget about tacos, I’d like to offer a list of my 2011 favorites (i.e., those that kept me up late because I was pondering their insides).

Cabeza at La Norteña

An esteemed colleague of mine believes the best tacos come from carnecerias (butcher shops). Thanks to the cabeza at (below, right) La Norteña Food Mart, I believe it to. Cooked for hours by owner Baldemar Martinez, the cabeza taco is a capital taco where de todo un poco parties on your tongue. It’s succulent (that one’s for you, Joe Flowers). Continue reading

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CBS DFW’s Best Taquerías List

CBS DFW published my best North Texas taquerías list. It includes a far-flung, eclectic selection with some hidden gems—and rarities.)

Check it out and let me know what you think?

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Dallas Observer Gives Some Taco Love in 2011 Best Of Issue

The annual Dallas Observer Best Of issue was released today. In the Food & Drink section there was some major taco props spread all around Dallas.

Taco El Guero, which I have profiled for City of Ate more than once and serves the best tacos in town, garnered Best Taqueria.
Cool & Hot Tacos was awarded Best Street Tacos.
Good 2 Go Taco was given a nod for Best Menu Expansion. More than one SoCo breakfast taco and your waistline will expand.
Best Breakfast went to The TacoJoint‘s The Great Gordo.
Ssahm BBQ was showered with praise as the Best Food Truck.

Check out the rest of the superlative tipples and eats here.

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