October 4 is National Taco Day
I know, I know … there’s a holiday for everything. Does it come as any surprise that Tacos have a day too? So, Sunday, October 4, 2015 is National Taco Day. I suggest you go out and celebrate all day.
Start the day out with some breakfast tacos. My preference would be to head out to the taquería to have tacos de barbacoa or machado or papas con huevo (potatoes and egg). Second choice is to try out the local carnicería (Latino meat market), where they probably sell tacos from a stand in the back of the shop; trust me, they’re usually wonderful, if you can get past the location and the fact that you’ll have to order in Spanish. Of course, you can always go to McDonald’s or Whataburger and try one of their taquitos, both are good though Whataburger actually gives you a choice of bacon, potato or sausage.
For lunch, try out some gourmet tacos, like Torchy’s where you can get such mainstays as the Trailer Park Taco (with fried chicken and green chile) and The Independent Taco (with fried portobello mushrooms and refried black beans). By the way, Torchy’s Taco of the Month is The Scarecrow, which includes pumpkin seed breaded chicken tenders.
And for dinner … maybe it’s time to make something at home. Honestly, you can make almost anything into a taco: fried hotdogs, grilled vegetables, barbecues meats, cheeses, and other things. Go, experiment, and share with friends and family.
Sandra Fernandez is a professional communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. You can find her main blog at SandraSays.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.