Tommy's Taco Thursday: The Hardest Taco Shells Never Get Eaten

sad tacoThis is the hardest Tommy’s Taco Thursday post I’ve ever had to write. Don’t fret – this is not the last post. I assure you that this is not the last Tommy’s Taco Thursday post. This is, however, the most difficult post. In fact, it’s hard enough that I find comfort in lingering too long on how difficult this is. Part of me wants to not make a big deal out of it. The other part of me knows that not making a big deal out of it would be too easy. And there’s no place for easy in the most difficult Tommy’s Taco Thursday post ever. And this is that post. The most difficult Tommy’s Taco Thursday post. And hardest. I’m not eating carbs.

(Tommy pauses, hands folded, and stares at that sentence for minutes. Fives of minutes.)

That is the hardest sentence to write, in a post that has already proven to you, without a doubt, to be the most difficult Tommy’s Taco Thursday post ever.

I’m not eating carbs. I’ve been eating chorizo and egg with cheese tacos from Tin Star. You can get two, good sized breakfast tacos with cheese and chips and salsa for $4.99 plus tax. This is a good deal (unless you throw away the tortillas and refuse the chips). Their salsa is of the fuego variety – meaning they char all of the tomatillos, tomatoes, and jalapenos before they make the salsa. It has great flavor… The tortillas… look… amazing. They sit there discarded, next to where the chips should be, just staring at me with their great big brown crispy tasty spots. They exude this wonderful aroma of fresh made paradise. They want me, and I want them - bad. Dammit, I bet they are delicious. Argh.

Yesterday, I had taco salad from Taco Bueno with no crispy, crunchy, flaky, fried, flour shell. No beans, no tomatoes, add extra cheese. I opened the Styrofoam container and nearly cried. A taco salad doesn’t belong in one of those. It belongs in a shell with beans to glue the lettuce to the shell’s floor. Ahhhhhhhhh!

I just have to keep telling myself that taco guts are better than no taco at all. And that I’m not eating carbs (one of the best parts of my second love in this world), so I can look damn good for my first love at our wedding. I got this. It’s worth it.

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Tommy Lee Brown teaches and performs at Dallas Comedy House. He is your man on the street, determined to eat. He is the belly of the city. No taco is too small or too commercial. He will eat it all, and tell you all about it. Direct taco related questions to