New York Takes a Bite of Breakfast Tacos

The city has already adopted several Texas dishes, including barbecue, kolaches, and Frito pie. Now a few restaurants are serving up breakfast tacos, much to the delight of Tex-pats and New York natives.
Mon June 24, 2013 11:45 am
Tacombi is a taco trailer inside a restaurant helmed by Aarón Sánchez, an El Paso-born chef and a familiar TV face from Iron Chef and Chopped.
Jason Cohen

Texas food typically doesn’t thrive outside Texas—especially not in New York City, the culinary punch line to San Antonio-based Pace Picante Sauce’s old series of television commercials, in which a campfire cook tries  to serve salsa made in the Big Apple.

“New York City?” a group of cowboys exclaim in horror.

“Get a rope,” another threatens.

So it’s no surprise that the breakfast taco, that distinctly Tex-Mex assemblage of egg, cheese, potato, beans, and meat tucked inside a flour tortilla, has never been popular up north.

It’s a topic that Lisa Fain, a blogger  (a.k.a. the Homesick Texan) and cookbook author who has lived in New

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