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Texas restaurants reopening: Austin independent shares coronavirus struggles

Texas restaurants reopening: Austin independent shares coronavirus struggles


Limited capacity, masks, sanitization and tracking every guest are just a few of the things the staff at Foreign & Domestic in Austin, Texas, thinks about every day in addition to the food and drinks it’s serving.

Texas began its restaurant reopening phases May 1. Nathan Lemley and Sarah Heard, owners of Foreign & Domestic, decided to reopen their farm-to-table restaurant in mid-June after a lot of deliberation — and hesitation.

“The threat seemed a little bit less, also to-go sales dropped off and rent was still due.” Heard said in a video diary shot for The Daily Meal.

And guidelines and recommendations to consider from both the state of Texas and the city of Austin have complicated the process. “The guidelines are all different depending on who you’re listening to,” Heard said.

So how do the operators of a 1,300-square-foot restaurant navigate reopening? They improvise, do their best and sanitize everything.

Foreign & Domestic’s protocol is similar to that of many other restaurants reopening across the country. Employees wear masks at all times, servers wash their hands constantly, tables are spaced 6 feet apart and are no longer pre-set, diners wear masks when not seated and every guest’s name and contact information is kept on file. These are just a few of the many ways coronavirus has changed dining.

It’s a lot of work, but longtime line cook Bianca Fraser told The Daily Meal that everything is worth it when she gets to chat with regulars and see them enjoying her food again.

“That filled me with such love,” Fraser said. “I got to see regulars that I didn't realize how much I missed until I saw them walk through those doors, even with a mask on.”

According to Heard and Lemley, staffing has been the biggest struggle throughout their reopening. Staff members have cited COVID-19 fears and lower income with half capacity as a few of the reasons they are wary of returning to work just yet.

And it will be a long road ahead as an influx of new coronavirus cases in Texas may change things again — Governor Greg Abbott closed bars for a second time and ordered restaurants to not exceed 50% capacity as a result of the latest spike. Watch the above video to learn more about the reopening of an independent restaurant during the pandemic, and click here to learn about diners’ biggest concerns as they return to restaurants.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


Taco News Roundup: Texas Taquerias Are Reopening Their Dining Rooms

Plus: Torchy’s removes the Republican and Democrat tacos from its menu.

Two taco spots made Food and Wine&rsquos Best New Restaurants list. One of them is Austin&rsquos Nixta Taqueria, which earned high marks for its &ldquotender tortillas that taste more intensely of corn than the vegetable itself.&rdquo The magazine&rsquos other taco pick was El Ruso, in Los Angeles.

Austin&rsquos Comedor has reopened its dining room.

Former Man v. Food host Adam Richman explores El Paso&rsquos food scene on a new episode of his YouTube series, Copa90 Stories.

Also in El Paso, modern Mexican restaurant Elemi is featured on the first episode of Padma Lakshmi&rsquos new Hulu series, Taste the Nation. All episodes are available to stream.

Eater Dallas says the city&rsquos diners don&rsquot understand social distancing. Thankfully, Revolver Taco Lounge owner Regino Rojas does. La Resistencia, his new yakitori-inspired taco experience, has just three tables and three reservation-only seatings&mdashplus a wildly creative menu.

The Dallas Observer gives the new home of local favorite Mia&rsquos Tex-Mex the first-look treatment. They also offer readers a preview of La Resistencia.

Veracruz All Natural shares its recipe for a calabacitas con queso taco.

Cuantos Tacos, which makes an excellent lengua, has found a new Austin home: Arbor Food Park.

Torchy&rsquos Tacos removed the Republican and Independent tacos off its extensive menu. According to a &ldquodeclassified memo&rdquo posted on the Austin-based chain&rsquos social media channels, the decision had &ldquoabsolutely nothing&rdquo to do with politics and everything to do with lagging sales. The company is working on improved versions of the low performers.

Business at Torchy&rsquos must be good overall, though: owner Michael Rypka, who started the company in a trailer in 2006 and now oversees 75 locations in six states, recently gave the Wall Street Journal a tour of his Austin mansion.

In Houston, the fast-growing neighborhood of East Downtown, or EaDo, is home to a lot of great restaurants. Brothers Taco House and the Original Ninfa&rsquos on Navigation, which has been going strong since 1973, are two not to miss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Taco Cabana is the 133rd biggest restaurant chain in the nation, according to Nation&rsquos Restaurant News&rsquos top 200 ranking. The list ranks chains by comparing their annual sales the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain pulled in $315 million last year. Sister chain Pollo Tropical, Austin-based Chuy&rsquos, Forth Worth&rsquos Fuzzy&rsquos Taco Shop, and Irving-based On the Border also earned spots on the list.

Fly By Taco Co., a new breakfast taco joint, began operating last month out of the Washington Avenue location of Houston Max&rsquos Wine Dive.

Ortega Foods is unleashing its cauliflower tortillas and taco shells upon the world&rsquos supermarket shelves.

Los Angeles&rsquos Tacolicious is going to sling tacos until it runs out of money. As founder and co-owner Joe Hargrave puts it, &ldquoI anticipate running out of money. If I hit my target, if I do everything the way I&rsquom supposed to do, we will be at zero. We will have no money left. I fully anticipate that happening.&rdquo

La Bonita Supermarkets in Las Vegas is giving away free tacos to the class of 2020.

Ladybird Taco, an Austin-inspired breakfast taco joint, opened in Nashville&rsquos 12 South neighborhood.

After a Taco Bell employee in Youngstown, Ohio, claimed that he was fired for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, the fast-food giant made a public statement clarifying its support for the BLM movement.

On a lighter note: if you want to know how Taco Bell makes its refried beans, TikTok will show you.

As summer road trips and outdoor activities increase, Outside explains why everyone needs a go-to camping spot. Among the best reasons: tacos taste better when eaten outdoors.


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