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Construction Site Taco Trucks

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Construction Site Taco Trucks

Ed Dibble | Oct 5, 2006 09:11 PM

I teach at a college that is located several miles from town. Outside of the food facilities at the college (don't ask), there are no eateries close by. For last month or so, as I have driven to the college, I have noticed a taco truck parked at the construction site for the new high school being built nearby.

Finally, a week ago, I gave in to temptation, pulled into the parking lot there, walked up to the taco truck, and ordered a breakfast burrito with bacon. OMG, it was a foot long at least and packed with eggs and chunks and chunks of smoky bacon. There must've been a quarter pound of bacon inside that flour tortilla. It was three dollars. Today, I stopped back again and had two wonderful tacos de cabeza, the stewed shreds of beef cheeks topped with shredded cabbage on flavorful corn tortillas. Of course there were salsas, both red and green, to ladle on the tacos. Just wonderful. And only $2.50 total for both.

Though I do like eating at taco trucks, this is the first time that I have gone to a taco truck at a construction site. If I were not working in a chow desert, I might never have thought about it, but now that I have crossed the line, I will look at construction sites with a more careful eye. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

ed

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