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Five Restaurants That Should Serve Tacos on a Regular Basis

I sustain myself on more than tacos. However, when dining at a non-taquería, I occasionally desire to see a taco option. Below are six establishments I wish would serve tacos.

Cane Rosso
My favorite Dallas pizzeria put tacos on the menu once. Jay, wouldn’t you’d rather eat tacos from your own kitchen than from Taco Joint? Continue reading

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Meet and Eat: Velvet Taco’s Mark Brezinski & John Franke

“Meet and Eat” is a series about adventures and discussions with food writers, chefs, restaurateurs and others orbiting the food world.

In response to my not-so-favorable review of Velvet Taco, co-owner Mark Brezinski invited me to tour the restaurant and spend some time chatting with he and chef John Franke. I accepted Brezinski’s offer and last week visited Velvet Taco before the lunch rush.

Highlight of the tours included stuffing of my maw with the new Weekly Taco Feature (WTF) special, The Blue Pig (slow-roasted pork, avocado crema, fire-roasted salsa, custom pico, Danish blue crumbles and pickled Fresno chilies). The liberal application of blue cheese meant I picked out chucks of it, but the pork butt was moist.  Continue reading

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Mark Brezinski of Velvet Taco Has Class

After reading my review of his restaurant, Velvet Taco co-owner Mark Brezinski sent me the classiest response to bad press any restaurateur could. If only all restaurants and chefs comported themselves as Brezinski did. Read it for yourself. It’s reprinted below. Continue reading


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Velvet Taco

“Like most things on Henderson, it seems to be getting a little used up, or loose,” said a friend about Velvet Taco. Indeed, Dallas’ latest specialty taqueria is past its prime and revealing itself for what it really is: mediocrity wrapped in hot looks dry humping immaturity, months after its premier on the boogie Big D taco stage.


My first experience at the shop, housed in a former Church’s Chicken presaged his pronouncement.

I stuttered when the young cashier at Velvet Taco asked my name. It’s a common occurrence among those with speech impediments. She giggled while I struggled, neck muscles straining. Continue reading


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