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In light of today’s weak jobs report, a taco-based stimulus package

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Trump’s “taco truck on every corner” spokesperson actually provided a sound economic reason to vote against him, in addition to the obvious gustatory one — namely, think of the job creation!

I don’t know how many “corners” there are in the United States, but let’s round it off to “A SHIT-TON.” Now, if you have one taco truck on each and every corner, and each truck employs three people — cook, cashier, barker — that’s A SHIT-TON TIMES THREE number of jobs a Trump defeat

Moreover, there’s the ancillary services that each of those trucks requires — construction, repairs, food suppliers, etc. — and assuming each of those tasks is carried out by at least one other person, that’s a SHIT-TON TIMES SIX jobs created.

I’m 100 percent behind this “taco truck on every corner” job stimulus package — so do your part on Election Day and vote against Trump and for delicious, lime-infused prosperity.

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  • brad

    Well, not everyone’s stomach responds well to corn, tho.

    • J. Otto Pohl

      Next will be a kebab stand on every corner. Kebabs are easy on everybody’s stomach.

      • Denverite

        Ugh. The one time I ate at a kebab truck (as distinguished from gyro trucks, which I’ll have from time to time without a problem*) it was in NYC and I got sick as a dog. Serves me right for ordering something purporting to be an Italian sausage wrap.

        Btw Jotto — are you in Kazakhstan permanently, or is it just a visiting gig?

        * See wjts, not everything makes me sick.

        • J. Otto Pohl

          Kazakhstan? I was in Kazakhstan this summer for two days so I could extend my visa in Kyrgyzstan to fly out to Kurdistan rather than return to Ghana on 21 August. I am in Iraqi Kurdistan teaching at AUIS now. I am hoping it is permanent.

          • Rob in CT

            I was in Kazakhstan this summer for two days so I could extend my visa in Kyrgyzstan to fly out to Kurdistan

            Now you’re just fucking with us.

            Seriously, though, I hope it works out for you.

            • J. Otto Pohl

              No I am not. When you fly into Kyrgyzstan or cross the border from Kordai to Ak Zhol you get 60 days. I got the job in Suli soon after arriving in Bishkek. In order to be able to be in Kyrgyzstan long enough to get the new flight out to Iraq I needed an extra couple of weeks. So I went to Almaty for the weekend with my wife and upon crossing back into Ak Zhol I got another 60 days.

              http://jpohl.blogspot.com/2016/07/almaty.html

            • J. Otto Pohl
          • Warren Terra

            I am in Iraqi Kurdistan teaching at AUIS now. I am hoping it is permanent.

            Congratulations on the teaching job.

            Still: which are you hoping is permanent, the job or AUIS?

            • J. Otto Pohl

              The job.

              • MartinAlexander

                That’s American university iraq sulamani? Right?

          • DocAmazing

            Now you’ve completed visiting all the countries whose names begin with “K”. You can begin visiting all of the countries whose names begin with “L” now.

            • Pseudonym

              I hope he spent a while relaxing in Kiribati as well; it seems nice, though probably not much of an academic job market.

        • wjts

          Btw Jotto — are you in Kazakhstan permanently, or is it just a visiting gig?

          Did they not teach you the difference between Kazakhstan and Kurdistan at UIC?

          • so-in-so

            They are right next to Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, right?

            • Origami Isopod

              Beki-stan with the good halal?

              • J. Otto Pohl

                You mean halva? Halal is an adjective not a noun.

                • Origami Isopod

                  I wish I’d thought of “halvah,” yeah. But “halal” can be an abstract noun. “They serve halal.”

                • Warren Terra

                  In that sentence “Halal” is still an adjective (with a missing “food”) or perhaps an adverb (modifying “serve”) but not I think a noun.

                • Stag Party Palin

                  Drink Moxie! Now with Halvah!

                • They serve halally?

                • The Temporary Name

                  Then of course there’s Haram…

                  http://haram.bandcamp.com/

                • Origami Isopod

                  Warren: It’s basically an adjective doing noun duty. Like “the blond” or “the elderly.”

          • Denverite

            Bad memory, not bad geography.

        • wjts

          See wjts, not everything makes me sick.

          I’m going to use you as a case study when my A&P students start learning about the digestive system.

          • Ahuitzotl

            Adventures in Puking 203: The Denverite ?

    • I had a taco made on a teff tortilla and found it agreeable. Not so cheap as corn, though.

      • rachelmap

        Now that is fusion cuisine.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “taco truck on every corner”

    Welcome to Portland! We wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Peterr

    Will these trucks serve taco bowls, in honor of El Donald?

    • TheSophist

      This summer I saw a sign outside a Mexican restaurant that read “Mexican food so authentic Donald Trump wants to build a wall around it.” I was in Bergen, Norway at the time.

      • Mmm, gjetost quesadillas!

        • rachelmap

          My family refer to gjetost as “that cheese that only you like.” Mmmm, gjetost and crisp fall apples!

    • Charlie S

      Only the Best ones!

  • Denverite

    Can we have tamale trucks sprinkled in there? I prefer tamales, and they’re easy to serve out of a truck/cart.

    • delazeur

      Tamales are one of the best foods on the planet.

      • sparks

        Best tamales I had were handmade and sold hot by a kid with a Coleman picnic cooler full of them in a supermarket parking lot. Second best was another parking lot seller at a Home Depot. I have to go to third best to consider a restaurant tamale. Best tacos I had were from a totally illegal backyard “restaurant” that went legit later.

        • stinapag

          Every five years or so someone in my family gets a bug up his butt to host a tamalada. So everyone in the family (Tex-Mexican: big) assembles at that person’s house, and we all try to remember how to make them. There’s inevitably a “discussion” about whether to make “healthy” tamales from some chicken enthusiast. And the great pasas (raisin) fight inevitably leaves someone pissed for the duration of the tamalada. The pro-pasas contingent tends to win, though tides may turn next time. The best part was the nonagenarians getting into technical arguments with each other about the proper assembly of tamales, citing long dead relatives and cooking methods that were antiquated 50 years ago. Tia Ana died in 2012, though, so we only have Tia Dora left to guide us. Her 99th birthday is in November, so we’re gathering for another tamalada in her honor. She’s pro-chicken, though I’m not sure what her pasas stance is.

          At any rate, someone in the family has an outstanding tamale source, that I think is someone’s coworker’s grandmother, so even if (when) we screw it up, we have unbelievably good tamales.

          • I know they’re controversial, but I love me a raisin tamale. It’s also the only kind of tamale I find myself to be competent to make.

        • All the best tamales come out of a picnic cooler someone wheels around. FACT.

          The exception, of course, being tamales made by one’s grandmother. Tamale sellers are the substitute the rest of us get to have.

          • DocAmazing

            In my Oakland childhood, the best tamales were in crock pots next to the cashiers at liquor stores. Once I got to drinking age, I realized just how intelligent that product placement was.

            • Ken

              Wait until marijuana is legalized, then you’ll see product placement.

          • skate

            I have to admit being partial to the tamales made by my niece’s boyfriend.

      • Casey

        Tamales on Christmas is a Mexican food tradition everyone should steal.

        • BubbaDave

          One year in the ’90s I had an extra ticket to the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game and invited a Latino co-worker, who insisted I come to his home for Thanksgiving dinner beforehand. Tamales and turkey and tamales and incredibly friendly people with whom I could barely communicate. And tamales. I was in hog heaven.

          Can’t even remember if the Cowboys won or lost. Didn’t care. Tamales.

      • Linnaeus

        Not a big tamale fan, myself. Maybe I just didn’t have good ones.

    • Warren Terra

      Tamale trucks, Kebab trucks, Bulgogi trucks, BBQ trucks – all wheeled conveyances offering affordable food preparation should be included, and all combinations of same. After all, “Taco Trucks” is not meant to be taken literally, it refers to all vendors of street food.

      • Man. Did my church ever lead me wrong on the Sermon on the Mount….

      • (((Hogan)))

        Other Person: I think it was “Blessed are the Greek.”
        Gregory: *The* Greek?
        Other Person: Apparently he’s going to inherit the earth.
        Gregory: Did anyone catch his name?

        Wife: Oh it’s the *Meek* … blessed are the Meek! That’s nice, I’m glad they’re getting something, ’cause they have a hell of a time.

    • (((max)))

      Can we have tamale trucks sprinkled in there? I prefer tamales, and they’re easy to serve out of a truck/cart.

      Second! You could have the afternoon residential drive-by by the tamale truck man in a truck playing (because Murica) ‘La Cucharacha’.

      Strawberry tamales! Chocolate tamales! Sweet carnitas tamales!

      max
      [‘I am going to have to go and make tamales tonight, dammit.’]

      • rea

        If you are going to have music in your food truck, a song about (stoner) cockroaches is a bad choice

  • BobOso

    You misunderstand. His spokesman was clearly calling for a comprehensive sustainable zoning plan for food establishments in urban areas. Well that and ethnic cleansing but really he meant zoning.

    • DAS

      You say “ethnic cleansing”, I say “zoning”. Toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe; poe-tay-toe, poe-tah-toh … let’s call the whole thing off.

    • (((max)))

      Well that and ethnic cleansing but really he meant zoning.

      ‘Reduce evil zoning regulations and increase urban density to accommodate people who won’t live here anymore! Make real estate great again!’

      max
      [‘NYT headline: Trump Tempers Anti-Immigration Rhetoric to Appeal to Libertarians.’]

    • Dagmar

      TRump did say he was going to rebuild the inner cities. So, revised urban zoning would go hand-in-hand with that. If assimilation into a mythical American mainstream is a centerpiece of Trump’s campaign, taco trucks would be banned, but apple-pie trucks would be unregulated.

  • Eliza1600

    Election day is on a Tuesday, a day of the week often known as Taco Tuesday. Obviously the election is rigged.

    • catclub

      Something, something, I love you,
      let me count the ways.
      I love you more than Taco days.

      • (((max)))

        Baby, if I went to the corner,
        I bet I would find you on a truck,
        Because you are one hot tamale.

        max
        [‘Poems from the Wild PUA.’]

    • Matt McIrvin

      Lord Business will fasten us all in place with Krazy Glue!

  • wjts

    Although I support the idea in principle, I’d need more information on the quality and types of tacos before I can fully embrace it in practice. Because if it’s going to be a bunch of bullshit-fusion taco trucks serving shit like chicken satay in a tortilla, I’m voting for Trump.

    • SEK

      You know not of what you speak — the best tacos I’ve ever had were Korean BBQ and kimchi tacos back in the OC. Bulgogi, kimchi, thinly sliced Napa cabbage, all on a fresh tortilla pressed right on the truck and grilled before your eyes — there’s nothing better.

      • wjts

        No.

        (Actually, I guess that, specifically, sounds OK, but I’d still rather have a regular taco.)

        • Warren Terra

          SEK’s not kidding. The Kogi trucks aren’t as insanely popular as they were five years ago, but they mostly do justify the hype.

          • SEK

            That they are. For those who remember All Internet Traditions, they’re the ones I directed Bill Clinton to without realizing he was a vegan.

            • Warren Terra

              For a non-vegan (and possibly for a non-vegetarian) it really is something a visitor to Southern California should check out.

      • Pat

        Me, I love fish tacos.

        If there’s a taco truck on every corner, surely they could have a variety of tacos. Maybe even some Pollo Ranchera.

      • trollhattan

        See you and raise you the “California Burrito”: Bulgogi, kimchi, cabbage and…sweet potato fries in a giant flour tortilla. “California” because reasons, possibly because it’s from a food truck in California, parked at the local hipster nanobrewer.

        Yes Hillary, deliver us to this Trumpian Paradise, do it like, yesterday. I’m hungry.

        • q-tip

          I don’t know how this weird Korean hybrid with sweet potato fries ended up on your nanobrewer’s doorstep claiming to be a California burrito.
          (That is to say, it’s fine if that’s what the food truck people want to call it, but that’s not what I think of as a California burrito. And please don’t malign my good friend CB, or her cousin, Carne Asada Fries.)

        • The real California burrito is called that because it’s originally from San Diego.

      • Linnaeus

        I gotta pass on the kimchi.

        • Steve LaBonne

          That’s OK, I’ll have your helping.

          • Linnaeus

            Please do.

      • Steve LaBonne

        Oh yes. A food truck that shows up to a lot of events where I live does a mean Korean burrito. Good stuff.

    • leftwingfox

      Hey, if I have a choice, I’ll happily have a bulgogi or fried chicken taco once in a while, so long as I can get a good carnitas elsewhere.

      (Which is why I’m happy we have a fantastic little burrito and taco shop and an upscale fusion taco place with a late night bar open up in the same year after 4 years of nothing)

      • DrDick

        Some Tacos de lingua and chorizo tacos are also a must.

        • leftwingfox

          The lunch burrito place here has an amazing vegetarian chorizo which has really saved my sanity since going (mostly) vegetarian.

    • Alex.S

      Look, if you don’t like the food on 9th and Main, you can go to 10th and Main, 8th and Main, 9th and Washington, or 9th and Jefferson.

    • NonyNony

      chicken satay in a tortilla

      Sounds delicious. I’d eat it.

      Fusion tacos are great. They only become a problem if they force out more traditional tacos. But I don’t see that being an issue. I think they’re more likely to force out hot dog stands which, frankly, is even more reason to support them!

      • There’s an entire city block in Portland downtown that is easily 95% taco stands, shawarma stands, or taco + shawarma stands. It would take nuclear war to force out those two standbys.

        • BubbaDave

          Reason #39 that I’m moving to Portland next month. ;-)

    • Origami Isopod

      Taco fusions have a long and venerable history.

      • leftwingfox

        There’s probably no space between a shwarma pita and a shwarma taco, but I have a sudden craving now.

        • trollhattan

          First read that as ShamWow taco. Was that ever taking me in a different direction.

          • Origami Isopod

            Made with nuts? As in, “You’re gonna love my”?

      • I note with some alarm that the cut-line of the photo at that URL is “Carving the ‘trompo’ of pastor meat”.

        • Origami Isopod

          Ewwww. Who’d want to eat that?

          • (((Hogan)))

            I demand at least a monsignor.

    • (((max)))

      Because if it’s going to be a bunch of bullshit-fusion taco trucks serving shit like chicken satay in a tortilla, I’m voting for Trump.

      On the Make Tacos Great Again ticket.

      I am personally not down with this Korean BBQ fusion but if there’s a damn taco truck on every corner, I’m sure someone will make proper tacos.

      max
      [‘If you like your style of taco, you can keep it.’]

    • (((Malaclypse)))

      Because if it’s going to be a bunch of bullshit-fusion taco trucks serving shit like chicken satay in a tortilla, I’m voting for Trump.

      Will they be serving Belgian beer with this? Because then life will be perfect.

      • wjts

        Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

        • (((Malaclypse)))

          If I can’t dance drink tasty Belgian beer, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.

          • Steve LaBonne

            +12% ABV

    • sharculese

      Because if it’s going to be a bunch of bullshit-fusion taco trucks serving shit like chicken satay in a tortilla, I’m voting for Trump.

      Why?

      It turns out that lots of things from all over the world taste good nestled in a warm corn tortilla. what’s the point of denying yourself that?

      • wjts

        If you think chicken satay tastes good, inside a tortilla or out, then I’m afraid I can’t help you.

        • sharculese

          If this the about chicken satay in particular I have no special allegiance to it.

          If it’s about fusion tacos in general you’re insane.

  • Waitaminute! the pending arrival of driverless vehicles means this taco truck plan could employ significantly fewer drivers than one might first assume! Heck, there’s no reason those taco truck need to have humans inside them at all! An automated tacobot in a driverless vehicle could permanently park the taco truck as we know it.

    • SEK

      TacoBots would require arms, and they’re not quite there yet. (Also, yes, that is larded with Doctor Who inside jokes, because it’s Friday.)

      • N__B

        I prefer my tacos without lard, thanks.

        • CaptainBringdown

          What? The best tortillas are made with lard.

          • Warren Terra

            Well, that’s possibly true. But there’s a lot of vegetarians and people who to a greater or lesser degree keep Kosher or Halal (yes, to do it fully would mean avoiding the food truck, but some people just avoid pork, or avoid combining milk and meat, etctera).

            Mixing pork fat into the tortillas, a superficially non-meat item, excludes these consumers. You can choose to exclude them, that’s fine, especially if you make sure everything’s labeled well – but how much better is the tortilla with lard, to make doing so worthwhile?

            • CaptainBringdown

              You can choose to exclude them, that’s fine, especially if you make sure everything’s labeled well

              I have never come across prepackaged tortillas that contain lard. I’ve only come across them in local torterillas, restaurants and street vendors.

              • Warren Terra

                local torterillas, restaurants and street vendors.

                whose customers may include vegetarians, and moderately observant Jews or Muslims.

                For instance, I know a popular chain of burrito restaurants that makes it extra clear that their default rice is made with chicken stock, and vegetarian rice is available on request. Using lard in your tortillas in a cosmopolitan environment would seem to call for similar practice.

                • stinapag

                  My sister’s boyfriend is a quasi vegan, and his favorite breakfast tacos are lard laden. He knows this and everyone has agreed not to mention it, because he loves them so much. The establishment that sells them is hole in the wall in a small town in Texas. It wouldn’t occur to anyone there that lard WASN’T in the tortillas.

                • (((Hogan)))

                  Vegan Police: Freeze! Vegan Police!
                  Vegan Police: Vegan Police!
                  Vegan Police: Todd Ingram, you’re under arrest for Veganity Violation Code Number 827: imbibing of half-and-half.
                  Todd Ingram: That’s bullroar!
                  Vegan Police: No vegan diet, no vegan powers!
                  Todd Ingram: But-But this is only my first offense. Don’t I get three strikes? I mean…
                  Vegan Police: [to Policeman #2] Take it.
                  Vegan Police: [whips out notepad] 12:47 on February 1st: You knowingly ingested gelato.
                  Todd Ingram: Gelato isn’t vegan?
                  Vegan Police: It’s milk and eggs, bitch.
                  Vegan Police: [still reading] On April 4th, 7:30 pm, you partook of a plate of chicken Parmesan.
                  [Envy gasps, then glares at Todd]
                  Todd Ingram: [feeble] Chicken isn’t vegan?

            • DAS

              In re keeping kosher, “don’t ask, don’t tell has a long and venerable history” (don’t try to tell today’s frum Olympians this, they won’t listen). E.g. an old joke from vaudeville:

              Jewish comic: thank you for having us over for dinner last night. That salmon you served was wonderful
              Gentile straight man: that wasn’t salmon, that was ham
              Jewish comic: who asked you?

              • efgoldman

                In re keeping kosher, “don’t ask, don’t tell has a long and venerable history”

                My dad’s parents were kosher, my parents weren’t, but my grandparents never had a problem at our house. My mom didn’t to obvious things, like cheeseburgers or pork products when grandparents visited, but they knew the roast chicken they were eating wasn’t kosher, and didn’t care.
                Some of my cousins, on the other hand, wouldn’t have a glass of water in our house except in a paper cup. Fuck them.

                • Origami Isopod

                  My mom didn’t to obvious things, like cheeseburgers or pork products when grandparents visited, but they knew the roast chicken they were eating wasn’t kosher, and didn’t care.

                  My parents kept kosher, more or less, when we were growing up. Sort of. Separate sets of silverware, but not separate sets of plates. If we got takeout Chinese, it was okay for us to have pork fried rice, but we’d have to eat it off paper plates. I don’t think they care that much these days. They don’t buy ham or shrimp at the supermarket, but I think that’s as much a matter of taste and what they’re accustomed to.

              • Origami Isopod

                Obligatory “ham on matzoh sandwich for Passover” goes here.

        • leftwingfox

          Look, pigs are just land-seals…

      • I understand the field of tacobotics is advancing at a breakneck pace and is completely unrelated to Lowebotics

        • ninja3000

          Kevin Drum keeps insisting that driverless cars, AI and tacobotics will be here in 2020. Well, no later than 2025. Okay, 2030 at the latest.

      • BruceJ

        Seriously, I expect it to be about 3.5 seconds before some wag duct-tapes a plunger to it…

        • trollhattan

          The very thought makes my afternoon. Fiddle the programming so it only helps female customers. “Your evident hotness exterminates prices. Come back, come back here!”

      • NonyNony

        Designing a robot to cover the basics of customer service does seem like an admirable endeavor for a chain like Lowe’s — the cliché about never being able to find a store representative in these retail warehouses is a cliché for good reason

        I’m fairly certain that shortly after these are rolled out our complaint will become that it’s impossible to find one of these roving kiosks when we need them. Letting them wander around the store rather than putting them in strategic fixed locations around the store sounds kind of dumb from a customer service standpoint actually.

        • As customers enter the store, they will be swiftly and nearly painlessly implanted with mini-mini-RFD chips, to help the roving kiosks find them. And it only has to be done once per customer!

      • Dr. Ronnie James, DO

        In college we had a whole bit about a Transformers-style rivalry between the Tacobots and their arch-rivals, the Chimichangacons. Looking back, the words “in college” at the front of that sentence were probably redundant.

        • Warren Terra

          The panel would also have accepted “in high school”.

          • Dr. Ronnie James, DO

            IIRC we were freshmen aka “13th graders.”

    • (((max)))

      Actually, what you want is a driverless taco truck, so the taco truck dude/lady can stay in the back making the food fresh.

      max
      [‘Hands-free driving.’]

      • (((Hogan)))

        And that way they wouldn’t have to stay on the corner; they could drive through the neighborhood like ice cream trucks, blaring narcocorridos through their roof-mounted PA systems.

      • Warren Terra

        I have two words that will transform your idea: burrito cannon.

        Can’t you imagine your driverless taco truck swerving through the neighborhood, delivering bean-and-cheese payloads with pinpoint accuracy from its belt-fed burrito cannon?

        (apparently “Burrito Cannon” is also the name of a cheap online burrito ordering-and-delivery system that, fatally, involves no ballistic trajectories nor indeed any cannons. This is a travesty and a betrayal of trust).

        • Can’t you imagine your driverless taco truck drone swerving through the neighborhood, delivering bean-and-cheese payloads with pinpoint accuracy from its belt-fed burrito cannonbomb bay?

        • (((Hogan)))

          This is the biggest case of false advertising since my lawsuit against “The Never-Ending Story.”

        • dmsilev

          No no no. We need to invest in our national food-transportation infrastructure, by expanding the network begun by the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel.

        • (((max)))

          This is a travesty and a betrayal of trust).

          And I doubt it would useful in the War on Christmas.

          What we want is the fully-weaponized taco truck: A forward-facing rapid-fire bean gun, side-mounted tamale cannons and a roof-mounted burrito mortar. Also, for ant-personnel purposes you can got hot queso-throwers at front and rear. (In both treaded and wheeled versions for maximum flexibility.)

          Of course, on the front, I’d put a big red ‘1’ button in the style of the old AT&T push-button phones. When you push the speakers would broadcast ‘Happy Holidays y Feliz Natividad, espera por favor.’

          max
          [‘OK, usage of that last item would probably constitute a war crime but there rest should past muster.’]

      • trollhattan

        They better damn well put the deep fryer on a gimbal.

    • A tacobot? At last, the Safe, Fun Taco of my dreams!

    • Ken

      There are going to be enough lawsuits over driverless vehicles, we don’t need to add deep fryers to the mix.

  • sky

    We need to discuss taco truck financing. Surely, quite a few entrepreneurs will have good credit and be able to buy them with no problem. Then, loan money to less worthy borrowers and combine all the loans into TTBS (taco truck backed securities). We’re talking about trillions of dollars of investments here, with great prospects as the taco market is sure to increase forever.

    • (((Hogan)))

      Mohammad Yusun could probably work out a different model, but he gave money to the Clinton Foundation, so he’s never allowed to speak to Hillary again.

    • Warren Terra

      If Uber can raise untold sums and lose a billion a year driving people around in their own cars, something must be possible for food trucks.

      • catclub

        There was some Food truck company that was all the rage for a moment. I think they were ‘valued’ at $100M and had 4 trucks at the time.

        Valued means they issued stock for a small fraction of the company and it sold like hotcakes!

        • John Revolta

          Too bad the hotcakes didn’t sell like stocks

      • N__B

        We need a catchy mascot, possibly based on a sock puppet.

    • Mellano

      Mmm, nothing as tasty as synthetic collateralized tacos. I want some equity tranches!

    • stinapag

      A few years ago, my brother engaged a local taco truck to be available in the parking lot where his birthday party was being held. (This was well before the gourmet food truck thing that has since become a Thing around town.) When it pulled up to get set up, he was shocked that it was being pulled by the latest mode Suburban with all the bells and whistles.

      Apparently there IS money in the banana taco stand.

  • njorl

    Can we make Mexico pay for them?

    • Warren Terra

      “We’re going to have a big, beautiful food court … and Mexico is going to pay for it!”

  • FlipYrWhig

    I call Cultural Appropriation on all of you. You have to report on the historic foodways of each proprietor’s family before encouraging anyone to sample any of these treats, and then you’d better be good and guilty rather than what the un-woke might call “enjoying” it.

  • stinapag

    This whole thing tells you how unimportant Texas is to the Republicans these days. We’ve had taco trucks on every corner for decades. I can’t imagine NOT having taco trucks everywhere.

    • wjts

      For what it’s worth, I don’t remember ever seeing a single taco truck in Lubbock.

      • I’ve laid over in Lubbock exactly once. I’ve tried to avoid it since.

        • wjts

          Is Fisher-Price’s My First International Airport as unpleasant and incompetent for pilots as it is for passengers?

      • rea
        • wjts

          I am reasonably certain they weren’t around between 2003 and 2005.

          • rea

            It’s a victory for civilization that they have them now.

  • I am for this.

  • iiii

    As long as there’s room mid-block for the curry truck, I just can’t see a problem with taco trucks on every corner.

    • Warren Terra

      As I said above, cribbing from The Life Of Brian, “Taco Trucks” is not intended to be taken literally and can refer to any conveyances offering affordable food at the curbside.

      • efgoldman

        Yeah, I’d love a Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese food trucks , if we had food trucks, on every corner, if we had corners.
        Where I live, GrubHub has exactly two restaurants: pizza places that already delivered, and which make lousy food we don’t like.
        You can have any kind of food you want in Northern RI, as long as it comes from a place that starts with pizza and subs and has red sauce.

  • Mike in DC

    I’m an empanada guy myself. Mmm, empanadas.

    • Davis X. Machina

      “Empanadas”?

      That doesn’t even look like a Cornish word.

    • Origami Isopod

      Agreed. Nice ‘n ‘bready.

  • efgoldman

    My daughter works on K Street in Farragut Square. She says they only get the second-rate food trucks; the good ones are a couple of blocks away at McPherson Square – too far away to walk in the time she has, and in the DC heat and humidity.

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