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Torchy's Tacos Headed to Mueller Market
11th outlet of devilish homegrown chain will have tacos & firewater
DAILY Food  October 16, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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...."

First Look: Torchy's Tacos Mueller
Neighbors line up for family dining
DAILY Food  December 16, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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...."

Torchy's Tacos Is Coming to Former Fran's on South Congress
Homegrown chain to create flagship store at former burger joint
DAILY Food  June 13, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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...."

Goodbye Fran's, Hello Torchy's
Junk family to be guests of honor at demolition party
DAILY Food  January 20, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

Ready, Aim, Tacos!
Area restaurant dynasties provide festival food ... and artillery
Food Story  November 8, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

So, Basically, Breakfast Tacos and Free Beer
Enjoying good food and drink for $10 a day during SXSW
Food Story  March 9, 2007, by Kathy McCarty
"...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..."

Rachel Feit's Top 10 Austin-tatious Snacks and Sips
Just eatin' and drinkin'
Food Story  January 6, 2012, by Rachel Feit
"...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..."

AC Food Fight: Tacos at ACL
Handheld food won’t interrupt the dance party
Food Column  October 4, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...National Taco Day might technically be the day before Austin City Limits Festival kicks off, but any reasonable person knows celebrating the ultimate handheld food never goes out of style. This year's ACL Eats food court vendor list is stacked, and tacos are an easy way to ensure you've got enough energy to keep up with the nonstop dance moves of David Byrne..."

What's New on the Local Trailer Cuisine Scene?
Trailer parks are everywhere, but it's not what you think
Food Story  March 19, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood

Council: It's All on Camera
City Council gets ready to dive back into the breach
News Story  May 19, 2016, by Michael King
"...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..."

ACL's Food Court Keeps the Crowds Nourished and the Good Times Rolling
Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining
Music Story  September 25, 2009, by Claudia Alarcón
"...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..."

President Obama's SXSW Keynote
PHOTO GALLERY  March 12, 2016
"...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, and some issues especially sensitive in Texas, like low voter turnout and the chilling disenfranchisement that followed the Republican-engineered voter ID law..."

Chain Gangs
Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion
Food Story  March 28, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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..."

First Look: Fork & Taco
Fusion tacos up fast-casual game
DAILY Food  September 18, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...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..."

Food Issue Extra Helpings: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
Take your love and your love for food on a journey this V-Day
DAILY Food  February 13, 2014, by Lizzie Jespersen
"...Appetizers: Torchy’s Tacos 1311 S. First Whet your appetite with Torchy’s queso and chips at this food trailer location..."

Hungry Todd Rungy Knows How to Look Good While Eating Anything
Austin's favorite flag-wearing super-patriot shows you how it's done
Screens Story  February 14, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...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"

Public Notice: The End of Single-Family?
Possibly. And look who’s leading the charge.
News Column  December 7, 2017, by Nick Barbaro
"...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..."

Into the Fold
Does Fork & Taco stand out on taco row?
Food Story  November 20, 2014, by Adrienne Whitehorse
"...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..."

Who Knew Eating Chicken Heads Would Be So Satisfying?
A list of some of Austin's offal offerings
Food Story  December 21, 2017, by Adrienne Whitehorse
"...• 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)...."

Forty Weeks of Hungry Todd Rungy
Hungry Todd Rungy has a few ideas on what to eat while you're watching his new web series on YouTube
Screens Story  August 21, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner

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