Monday, March 15, 2010

Tacos Velos

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Taco Truck Leaving Idaho

One of my taco truck operatives (TTOs) discovered this truck as it was being shipped to Washington. It's a shame; it has a lot of character. Would that a truck like this would park semi-permanently in downtown Boise.

This taco truck is an International Harvester Metro Van. IH made these from 1938 - 1975. The body was built in Bridgeport Connecticut as was my friend Rick Pinchera. Since I am talking history it seems appropriate to bring up a war story; history is full of war stories. One of the first Metro Vans was sold to the Czechoslovakian Army and destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. The Nazis went on to destroy a bunch of other stuff after that.

If you are interested in a new Metro Van it was re-issued in 2000 by Navistar.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Taqueria Revisted

If you find yourself hungry at 12:30 am, 1:00 am or even later this truck is open until 2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. I discovered this when some friends flew in from Chicago and arrived hungry. I thought we were going to have to settle for an all night joint like Denny's. I do not know if Boise has a Denny's but now I know it has an excellent taco truck open late on weekends.
Last time I was there I ordered a quesadilla that was big and full of meat (there is something wrong with that phrase) and cheap (not getting better...). Let me regroup.
The woman in the truck asked if I like guacamole. I was speechless. I looked at her like a deer in the headlights. There can only be one answer to that question. Search your mind and you will find that answer. She gave me - for free - a lot of guacamole. If there was a little thumbs-up icon I would click it.