Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Catellus Development announced today that the fast-growing local chain, Torchy's Tacos, will open its 11th area outlet in the Mueller Market District in the summer of 2014...."
"...The last time folks in the central east Austin neighborhoods around the Mueller development were this fired up about a restaurant debut was when H-E-B's Cafe Mueller opened in the summer of 2013. Area residents are so hot for the new Torchy's Tacos, they've been lining up out the door since the opening in November...."
"...Austinites bemoaned the loss of a 40-year-old iconic burger joint when the Junk family didn't renew a more expensive lease on the original Fran's Hamburgers location on South Congress in 2013. We've learned the rapidly expanding Torchy's Tacos chain has leased the prime SoCo property for the flagship of their next generation of restaurants...."
"...Rapidly expanding local taco giant, Torchy's Tacos, signed a lease on the prime corner property at 1822 S. Congress when the Junk family declined to renew the Fran's Hamburgers lease in 2013..."
"...Turns out the controversy would emerge around a completely different festival food group – tacos. As any Fun Fun Fun fester can attest, the Gatling gun-style cannon that peppered the crowd with Torchy's Tacos has produced memorable moments of festival entertainment the past couple of years..."
"...Most Mexican restaurants have breakfast tacos on the menu, and typically they're the cheapest item. You might get free chips and salsa, too especially closer to lunchtime which goes a long way toward rounding out a single-taco breakfast..."
"...The Extra-Trashy Trailer Park Taco at Torchy's Tacos When Torchy's opened a few years ago, it set a high bar for Austin-tatious tastes. Its Trailer Park taco is fried chicken strips, green chilies, lettuce, and pico de gallo..."
"...That leaves plenty more work for this week, including those afternoon and evening public hearings, Items 53-59. Sparks might fly over proposed higher gas rates (Item 53), the "Vision Zero Action Plan" (54, with the worthy and national goal of eliminating traffic fatalities, which engendered a highly abstract work session debate over whether "Zero" is just too ambitious), and two requests (55 and 56) for restaurant waivers of the 300-foot rule (from public schools) for alcohol sales (Torchy's Tacos on South Congress, and Austin Pizza Garden on Hwy..."
"...A longtime Downtown favorite for tapas and Mediterranean-style cuisine, Louie's 106 makes its ACL debut with cool, light fare for the Austin heat: penne pasta salads with three choices of toppings; primavera (all veggie), pulled Jamaican jerk pork, or grilled chicken. Torchy's Damn Good Tacos..."
"...On March 11, President Obama made history as the first sitting president to speak at SXSW. On a brief but packed trip to Austin (including tacos with Mayor Adler at Torchy’s), the president discussed with Texas Tribune CEO and Editor in Chief Evan Smith the importance of technology in civic engagement, the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov, and some issues especially sensitive in Texas, like low voter turnout and the chilling disenfranchisement that followed the Republican-engineered voter ID law..."
"...While still at Comida Deluxe, Rypka started investigating the food truck trend; soon after, he struck out on his own as one of Austin's food truck pioneers, alongside Hey Cupcake and Flip Happy Crepes. He launched the first Torchy's Tacos trailer on an empty lot overlooking Bouldin Creek in August of 2006..."
"...In a town glutted with enough tortillas to resod the Zilker lawn, it takes a bit of audaciousness to enter the taco game. It takes extra stones to set up shop near Torchy's Tacos and the upcoming Crestview Tacodeli..."
"...Appetizers: Torchy’s Tacos 1311 S. First Whet your appetite with Torchy’s queso and chips at this food trailer location..."
"...Today, having participated (eagerly if not always triumphantly) in many such culinary battles, he's the fourth most-followed competitive eater on all of Twitter. Also, the popular gastrojock, whose impassioned cries of "USA! USA!" break any extended silence the way Julia Child broke quails' eggs, is a frequent spokes-eater for Torchy's Tacos, Micklethwait Craft Meats, and East Side King, so we teamed up with those fine kitchens to provide a sort of style guide for readers online, a photo gallery in which Chronicle photographer John Anderson captures Hungry Todd Rungy vividly demonstrating "How to Look Good While Eating Anything." Check it out at austinchronicle.com/photos...."
"...Most notably, the plan would eliminate parallel parking along Guadalupe, create fully separated bike lanes in both directions, plus transit-only lanes both ways, from MLK to 29th Street, and one car lane in each direction. Under the preferred "Modified – Scenario 1," bike routes would bypass the dodgy section north of 27th Street (around Dirty's and Torchy's Tacos), going down Nueces to 25th, and up Hemphill to 29th..."
"...But can too many taco restaurants coexist on one street? Burnet Road, specifically the mile-long stretch between 40th and North Loop, makes a good case study. Torchy's Tacos, Tacodeli, Taco Flats, and two Taco Shacks reside along Bur-Ro, all within 10 blocks of Fork & Taco..."
"...• Sweetbreads: The thymus gland of a calf or lamb is essentially a gourmet chicken nugget. Licha's Cantina recently debuted tacos de mollejas; Wink almost always has sweetbreads, but the preparation is seasonal and ever-changing; and Dai Due gets them locally when they can ("It takes a while for our producer that's killing two cows a week to come up with enough to keep on our menu for three days – so it's a treat," says Griffiths)...."
"...Austin's not just a hotbed of talented independent chefs and artisan pitmasters, it's also proven to be a reliable incubator for homegrown restaurant chains. Outfits such as County Line Barbecue, Kerbey Lane Cafes, Chuy's, and Thundercloud Subs have impressive track records dating back to the Eighties, while some of the newer triumphs involve Torchy's Tacos, Verts Kebap, and P..."