I refuse to let a good thing end, suddenly. A month before my birthday, I expanded my taco search to all areas around
. Since the expansion, I’ve written nothing! No way, am I going to stop writing or eating tacos! I’m also not going to kill the expansion, but I still want to find that great taco place on the south side. Chicago
I’m convinced that there are great places on the south side of
that always go without notice, overshadowed by the bougie taco shacks of the north. Not, that I don’t enjoy a good taco inspired by some cultural/tasteful infusion, but I want that simple taco that cannot hide behind garnishes or some citrus/berry/chile salsa. It’s about the meat and the tortilla. Simple! Chicago
By no means does this mean I don’t crave to try “exotic” or new taco creations. Most recentely, my friend, Travis, from the north side of
, invited me to a kind of taco crawl. We went to “Antique Tacos,” and “Big Star,” two great and highly acclaimed restaurants that serve tasty tacos. Chicago
“Antique Tacos,” served this delicious pickled jalapeno, contrasting the sweetness of the glazed chicken. This taco was definitely about elevating the flavor profile of the ingredients, but I wish the tortillas had the same attention. However, “Big Star,” served a small rustic style tortilla, that won my heart; they served my favorite taco of the evening. Taco, plus, tender well-seasoned meat, will forever be my champion.
So… my taco quest still continues and I’m trying to follow this neat trend on the south side, before winter scares away the vendors. Recently, I’ve noticed an increasing number of pop-up street cart vendors, or grills outside a local restaurant serving awesome smelling tacos, since I have yet to actually taste any.
If there is a pop-up spot near where you live, please direct my eager taste buds towards the right direction.
BuscoTaco Lives! Thank you for reading!