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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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Re:Taco Idiocy Thu, 07/29/10 10:47 AM (permalink)
I hear you, Davydd, but I was kind of going for something else with the poll.  Just about everyone, everywhere, puts butter on toast or corn-on-the-cob.  I wasn't looking for folks' favorite uses of butter.  I was going for excessiveness - places where butter is used where most people don't expect it, like a burger or brat or fried fish, or where an unconscionable quantity is used, as on a hot lobster roll or pierogis.
 
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    Born in OKC

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    Re:Taco Idiocy Fri, 07/30/10 7:14 AM (permalink)
    I have no comment about the poll that led to this thread but as regards the "cleanliness" of American (Taco Bell) and ethnic stands,  I can only comment that argueably in Atlanta the best tacos come from the orignal Taco Veloz on Buford Highway in a part of town that friends from East LA  told me looks like home.  It is in a recycled Dairy Freeze or some other little known failed franchise building.  Their chilli relleno taco with onion, cilantro, and green salsa is to drive forty miles for.  Presumabley they meet the local health code just like the very much more expensive Buckhead Life restaurant where we ate dinner last night does.  I can't see the workers make these tacos from my car in the drive through lane and I don't know if they wear gloves or not, but I wish I had a couple of them right now.  Taco Veloz has been mentioned before on roadfood.com, by me if no one else,  but I'll put up a link again.  The menu which can be accessed from the homepage is for  another branch which probably was a Pizza Hut or something like.
     
    http://www.tacoveloz.com/index.html
     
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      Milt

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      Re:Taco Idiocy Fri, 07/30/10 6:29 PM (permalink)
      Shame on me if I have not also praised El Taco Veloz.  It is an excellent choice for authentic Mexican food in a very casual setting.  I have never yet been disappointed - and I have eaten at various locations for probably ten to fifteen years now.  Metro Atlanta is fortunate!
       
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        Cosmos

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        Re:Taco Idiocy Thu, 08/5/10 2:54 PM (permalink)
        leethebard


        How about "any taco made not by someone with dirty hands or not wearing gloves". Too many taco places using kids(and adults) who don't use latex gloves...and handle all that food you eat moments later...It's gross!!!
        I never understood the magic of latex. Its not the gloves but the idiot in the gloves. I have seen latex gloves handle raw chicken, clean sinks, count money, blow noses, just the same as naked hands...I don't feel any safer if someone is wearing gloves..


         
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          Rick F.

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          Re:Taco Idiocy Thu, 08/5/10 3:57 PM (permalink)
          In twenty years as a parish priest I served communion about 3,000 times, at a guess, and at each service I took the elements last. That means drinking after uncounted thousands of people. I never caught anything from that.

          Granted, my experience in that area is limited to people who were probably pretty clean, for the most part. I don't doubt that unsanitary conditions are breeding grounds for disease, but I don't think we need to be obsessive-compulsive about it!
           
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            TacoDrew

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            Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 4:20 PM (permalink)
            Tony Bad

            Just because the big plastic light up sign out front has Taco in the name don't think they'd know a real taco if it bit them on the rump roast. 



            Quoted for agreement. Taco Bell now has what they call 'authentic-style Mexican tacos'... we compared them to taco truck tacos here:


            http://tacotruckscolumbus...e-taco-bell-challenge/

             
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              1bbqboy

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              Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 4:22 PM (permalink)
              Well, I'm not a snob. Maybe a slob. But if the Bell wants to make mexican tacos, more power to them.
               
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                Foodbme

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                Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 4:28 PM (permalink)
                TacoDrew


                Tony Bad

                Just because the big plastic light up sign out front has Taco in the name don't think they'd know a real taco if it bit them on the rump roast. 



                Quoted for agreement. Taco Bell now has what they call 'authentic-style Mexican tacos'... we compared them to taco truck tacos here:


                http://tacotruckscolumbus.com/2010/08/11/cantina-vs-taqueria-the-taco-bell-challenge/


                Are there any other Kind??? I've never heard of an Italian Taco or a Chinese Taco or a Polish Taco or a Irish Taco or a .....
                 
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                  TacoDrew

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                  Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 4:39 PM (permalink)
                  If you ask most Mexicans, the majority of the tacos sold in the US (by chains, at least) would be considered 'American tacos'.

                  Beyond that, how about Korean BBQ tacos like from Kogi's?
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 4:47 PM (permalink)
                    TacoDrew


                    If you ask most Mexicans, the majority of the tacos sold in the US (by chains, at least) would be considered 'American tacos'.

                    Beyond that, how about Korean BBQ tacos like from Kogi's?

                    Never heard of Kogi's so I googled it. A Fusion Roach Coach??????? C'mon!
                     
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                      TacoDrew

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                      Re:Taco Idiocy Wed, 08/11/10 5:01 PM (permalink)
                      Surprising, but it's becoming a trend.  There's even a Kogi's-style truck roaming Indianapolis.
                       
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                        PapaJoe8

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                        Re:Taco Idiocy Fri, 08/13/10 8:33 PM (permalink)
                        There are also Tex Mex tacos. Those are made w/ ground beef.
                        Joe
                         
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                          TacoDrew

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                          Re:Taco Idiocy Sat, 08/14/10 11:58 AM (permalink)
                          PapaJoe8


                          There are also Tex Mex tacos. Those are made w/ ground beef.
                          Joe



                          True enough, I was negligent in not mentioning it!
                           
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                            PapaJoe8

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                            Re:Taco Idiocy Sat, 08/14/10 5:28 PM (permalink)
                            Thanks Drew! And, nice comparison deal yall did!

                            There are all kinds of good and bad Tex Mex tacos also. Some use coarse ground beef while others use a finer groind. El Finix in the DFW area has maybe my fav Tex Mex taco. It's kinda a medium grind w/ great flavor.

                            There is a FF place around here called Taco Casa that has a good FF taco. It is kinda like the ones Taco bell made in the old days.

                            The best tacos I can find are at small flea markets w/ Mexican folks serving them.
                            Joe
                            <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Sat, 08/14/10 5:43 PM>
                             
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                              ChrisOC

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                              Re:Taco Idiocy Tue, 09/21/10 2:04 PM (permalink)
                              Here in Ocean City we have a place called Don Jose Rojo's Tacos.  They offer their tacos American (lettuce, tomato and cheese) or Mexican Style (cilantro, onions and lime).  You also get to choose crispy corn tortillas, or soft corn or flour tortillas.  I get the Mexican style Tacos de Lengua.  They are made with cubes of marinated tongue.  Each one has a little salsa verde, onion, a handful of fresh cilantro and one or two radish slices.  You get a wedge of lime also.  Wow are these ever full of flavor.  
                               
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