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Torchy's Tacos

True Tex-Mex Cuisine’s Long Adios

Mar 19, 2015 By John Nova Lomax

Beset by high-end interior Mexican, mid-range fajita-and-’rita chains, budget taquerias, and taco trucks—and whatever Torchy’s is—Houston’s old-school Tex-Mex is fading away.

ACL Music Festival attracts more than just music fans

Oct 12, 2012 By Layne Lynch

The Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) kicks off today, and it isn’t just the music scene that is attracting hoards of attendees to the festival grounds. The food lineup is just as alluring as the assortment of bands scheduled to play this…

Michael Rypka of Torchy’s Tacos talks Expansion and Secret Menu

Jun 29, 2012 By Layne Lynch

Torchy’s Tacos is quickly making the rounds in Texas. The taco madness all began at a small trailer in Austin. That little trailer helped sprout several brick-and-mortar locations. Over time, Torchy’s grew and is now exploding onto the Dallas and Houston culinary scenes. The taco establishment seems to be opening a new location every…

The Truck Food Cookbook

May 23, 2012 By Layne Lynch

For the past few years, food trailers, trucks, and carts have rivaled the traditional brick-and-mortar building as primary sources of delicious, affordable modern cuisine. In fact, take a look around the state of Texas and you’ll see cities like Houston, Austin, and even Dallas jumping on the mobile food wagon…

Judging the 2011 Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

Oct 25, 2011 By Courtney Bond

Flickr/Sean Loyless Equipped with cash, personal utensils, and moist towelettes, a peaceable horde of eaters descended on the Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival the minute the gates opened. Employing a divide-and-conquer approach, they dispersed to the forty or so trailers, only to return minutes…