The specialty taquerÃa model has choked the Dallas-Fort Worth market, and residents are losing their taste for it.
ROANOKE â" By now youâve probably read that Jason Boso of Twisted Root fame is closing the last of his Cowboy Chow restaurants. Whereas the Dallas location closed in May 2011 and was replaced by Buzzbrews, the second Cowboy Chow, this one in Roanoke, will become Tacos & Avocados, Bossoâs new fast-casual specialty taquerÃa concept.
Menu selections listed in the press release, including a rib-eye steak taco with bacon-onion marmalade, blue cheese crumbles, and potato straws, as well as a mango-chile pepper paleta and daily fish taco specials, seem appetizing enough, but what separates Bosoâs steak taco from any other gussied-up beef option?
Then there are the concerns about Tacos & Avocadoâs timing and location. One of my favorite taquerÃas in the suburbs just north of Dallas is looking for an alternative site. Business in the burbs isnât that great. Another, this one in Downtown Dallas, is â" as the owner put it to me â" ânot doing well.â Even though tacos are more popular then ever, the specialty taquerÃa model has choked the Dallas-Fort Worth market, and residents are losing their taste for it.
Iâll certainly check it out after the restaurant opens in September at 101 South Oak Street in Roanoke. Will others do so and keep going back â" and from how far?
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