Houston Chowhounds Taco Truck Crawl #2
Man, news travels fast on Twitter.
On Friday, Houston Twitter user @aynsavoy dropped a simple suggestion:
“@GunsandTacos – Are you going to lead a taco truck crawl any time in the near future? Because I would totally be down.”
She may have been referencing last year’s Houston Chowhound event, where a large group of taco fanatics took a tour of several taco trucks on Long Point in a large caravan involving lawnchairs and beer. The Houston Chowhounds are a 500+ group of Houston foodies that schedule all kinds of food-related events.
Before I could reply (much), dozens of Twitter responses, emails and comments on my latest post on 29-95.com were thrown around. Houston food celebrity Jenny Wang (@imneverfull), prominent foodie blogger, founder of the Houston ChowHounds and recent radio personality on 1560’s new Southbound Food show thought it was a great idea as well, which pretty much sealed the deal.
30 people formally requested to sign up for updates to the taco crawl on the first day. Jenny formally assigned a hashtag of #TCC2 to reference the event. After some discussion, the event date was set for October 25th, 2009, which is on a Sunday (requested by Textile’s award-winning dessert chef Plinio Sandalio).
So how do I lead this expedition, following in the footsteps of the first Houston Taco Truck Crawl? The taco trucks chosen for the first epic adventure were loosely based on Robb Walsh’s Top Ten Taco Trucks list, diligently composed in 2007. There’s no telling how much blood, sweat and salsa went into composing that list, which I’ve referenced once or twice in previous posts.
My Houston area taco truck favorites span far and wide. It’s going to be tough choosing a few favorites and navigating a chosen path, a yellow adobe road of tacos- but hell, that’s what I do. If you’d like to participate in the event, you can sign up here or just email me and I’ll keep you updated on the details.
Click your heels together, folks. We’re going for a ride.