What happens when a Texas taco lover samples the taco truck fare in Nashville? Serious Eats has the scoop this week, and kudos to John Lamb at the very cool Hispanic Nashville Notebook blog for pointing it out.
Citizen Taco is from Austin and the manifesto on the website brings a tear to our eyes:
As Citizen Taco, I aim to be nothing less than the ultimate enabler for every person who seeks the same joy from their meals that they get from any other part of their lives. Food is more than a mere necessity. It has the ability to refashion us, to turn us from sour to sweet, from rotting to ripe. It stokes the fire of our bodies and powers the engine of our being. With fulfilling food comes a fulfilling life.
Citizen Taco hit up nine taco trucks on Gallatin Pike and Nolensville Road and while we think he missed a couple of our favorites, he has a great take on it all. he has some pretty amazing things to say about his top pick:
Gallatin Pike N at Elmore Avenue
Like that first hit that sends you down the road of addiction, the tacos at El Paisa started me off on a journey that would never yield anything quite as good. Simply stated, their tacos are some of the best I've ever tasted, on par with anything in Texas or California.
That's pretty cool coming from a Texan. We haven't been there yet and now it's on the itinerary for this week. Thanks for the visit Citizen Taco and we salute you for your work. I agree that there are some fantastic hole in the wall taco trucks and taquerias out there if only people would jump in and try them.