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Taco trucks are the hot thing these days, and twitter is partially to blame.
This screams "Our business is legit!". Is it owned by Mexicans?
How is this an "event"? I just don't get it. People are meeting up to carpool and check out dfferent taco trucks? What's the point? Discussing the merits and demerits of each truck's tacos? What a weird @ss 'event'. Nerds...
That's right, David; all of us Mexicans deal drugs and slip them into food that we serve to you gabachos. I myself have been responsible for lowering the property values of my white neighbors, what with parking my trucks on my treelawn and housing a couple dozen "relatives" in my place.
Anyway, the taco truck thing has been around forever in Texas. It's only been recently that the hipsters have "discovered" them.
Taco Trucks? Why don't we have these in Cleveland?
Quote from: David on April 14, 2009, 04:54:36 PMHow is this an "event"? I just don't get it. People are meeting up to carpool and check out dfferent taco trucks? What's the point? Discussing the merits and demerits of each truck's tacos? What a weird @ss 'event'. Nerds......said the guy who has over 9000 posts on UrbanOhio!
Heroin from Mexico, plied by Mexican dealers, is turning up all over central Ohio. Experts say the potency of black-tar heroin, named for its appearance, almost matches the purity of heroin from the Middle East and that the stronger heroin is leading to more deaths.The influx of heroin parallels the growing Latino population in Ohio."They're bringing with them black-tar heroin," said Michael Sanders, spokesman for the DEA's national headquarters.Heroin use goes through cycles, said Columbus Police Sgt. Bill Mingus. "It's never been a bigger problem than it is now."...These days, deals are arranged by cell phone and completed in the parking lots of suburban shopping centers, preferably ones that offer quick access to an interstate.Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Prichard said dealers fill and deliver drug orders with such ease you would think it was pizza.One deal happened in September outside the Old Navy store at 1852 Hilliard-Rome Rd. in Columbus, near Hilliard, federal court documents say. Busy shoppers apparently weren't aware that 70 balloons packed with heroin, roughly $1,400 worth, had just been sold.Over on the West Side near Hilliard, federal agents seized $34,170 in cash when they raided the 5577 Millwheel Court apartment. The three people they arrested there admitted that the cash was payment for black-tar heroin.Some dealers immigrate to central Ohio from Mexico because they know they can make a living selling heroin. Emmanuel Arturo Aguayo Hernandez and Louis Perez Puentes paid a smuggler to help them cross the border, the DEA says. They moved into a Far East Side apartment and sold about $1,200 in heroin a day, according to authorities.http://www.columbusdispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2007/12/10/HeroinOD.ART_ART_12-10-07_A1_QH8NRUS.html?sid=101
The taco trucks are EVERYWHERE here in LA. They are the LA equivalent of the NY hotdog stand. Between the taco trucks and the 24 hour walk up Mexican joints, you are pretty much guaranteed to get your fill of Mexican food whenever you want.
Press Release: Dinin' Hall Opens Today! Dinin' Hall, Columbus first street food hub, will officially open Monday April 30! We're located at 400 W. Rich in east Franklinton. Dinin' Hall features two to three food trucks and carts each day, Monday through Friday from, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you will find different street food every time they come. Better yet, you can choose to either eat in on site or take out. Pre-order is available. Call ahead to make your order at 614-427-3560. We feature Mojo Tago (freshest tacos) and Nicolasa's (creative fusion food) on Monday. Their menus can be viewed at http://dininhall.com/calendar--menu.html, where you will also find our food trucks and carts schedule for the month of May.
Starting this week Los Potosinos will be serving at the corner of Garfield and Long Street (791 E Long St). Famous for their 'Pollo Al Carbon', Los Potosinos was one of the first taco trucks to achieve mainstream popularity thru the Taco Trucks Columbus website.
There's been alot of evolution and growth in the Columbus food truck scene. What started out with taco trucks in one section of the city has evolved into food trucks of many different cuisines all over the Columbus. With this in mind, I've merged the some recent food truck posts in the Columbus restaurants thread with the older Columbus Taco Truck Tour thread. Please post any news and discussion of food trucks in Columbus here instead of the restaurants thread.
And to see how far food trucks have come over the past three years, one need look no further than the largest mainstream newspaper in Central Ohio - The Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch ran a recent feature article about 12 food trucks that operate from Food Fort Columbus, a business incubator that offers business counseling, overnight parking and networking events for food truck operators.Below is the link to the Dispatch article. Also at the link is a pretty neat video about a "day in the life" of a food truck operator that featured Laura Lee and her Ajumama korean food truck.Mobile munchies: ‘New Wave’ of food trucks broadens choices in central Ohio
Schmidt’s Restaurant launching food truckSchmidt’s Restaurant & Sausage Haus is taking its culinary show on the road.The iconic German Village restaurant, catering and retail operation is launching a Schmidt’s Sausage Truck. But company executives see the venture as more than another entry in the area’s ever-expanding food truck scene. Rather, the initiative is aimed at helping develop the 126-year-old brand outside its Central Ohio stronghold and perhaps get the company into franchising.Full article below:http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/print-edition/2012/09/07/schmidts-restaurant-launching-sausage.html
This thread started out talking about Taco Trucks in the Capital City before evolving into a broader Food Trucks discussion. So it seems appropriate to check back with Columbus' OG food truck blog - Taco Trucks Columbus. In this recent post, TTC looks at the past, present and future of Taco Trucks in Columbus:Columbus Taco Trucks: You’ve come a long way Bambina!By cmh gourmand | December 20, 2012 - 8:17 PM Taco Trucks crossed the decade mark in the Capital City last year. While still not quite mainstream, the acceptance of these kitchens on wheels has come a long way. While the non-taco truck mobile food scene has exploded since 2010, the number of taco trucks in Columbus has remained about the same, in the 35-40 range. However, the community has not stagnated. ... This year something happened under the radar that deserves mention. Again, while still not embraced by Joe Average in Columbus, Taco Trucks have gone mainstream in one area....advertising.READ MORE: http://tacotruckscolumbus.com/2012/12/20/columbus-taco-trucks-youve-come-a-long-way-bambina/
Mexican food with and Italian description?? WTH?!
Quote from: MyTwoSense on January 20, 2013, 05:15:04 AMMexican food with and Italian description?? WTH?!Obviously the blog's ironic juxtaposition of Spanish and Italian language to hi-light the melting pot of cuisines and cultures in 21st century America just flew right over your non-hipster head. Either that or they didn't realize they were using the wrong language. In any case, the taco trucks are authentically Latino, even if the reviewers aren't.
I think the author, trying to be cute, used the wrong language.
Also taco's are historically Mexican, not Latino. In this instance there is a difference.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/hottest-business-venture-food-trucks/story?id=18774278Months in the making, That Food Truck is on Nightline following them from launch to the end of their first season. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Interested in learning more about food trucks in Columbus - building them, starting them, etc. - check this out.http://streeteatscolumbus.com/2013/03/06/columbus-food-truck-culture-a-documentary/