Welcome back disinterested readers, to the Pot and Pan Handlers frivolous blog, Taco Tuesday edition. As you may remember we took to the campus-esque streets of Chapelborro, NC and swam through a sea of fake ID’s to find our favorite chicken soft taco among the many taco dives that populate the area. This mission of taco greatness is a delightfully frivolous, yet tasty endeavor that came to a delicious end, with the crowning of a champion, allow us to recap…
Cosmic Cantina’s tacos disintegrated into a taco salad, still tasty, just not a taco.
Lucha Tigre’s General Tso’s chicken soft tacos although tasty, are not what you think of when trying to satiate a drunken taco craving.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill’s tacos were apparently allergic to seasoning, which led to a one note blandness that could not be masked by a salsa and hot sauce bar, no matter how extensive.
City Bus Tacos were the only taco truck in the competition, their authentic Mexi-style street tacos made for a hopeful favorite, but surprisingly under seasoned chicken, sent them trucking.
Chipotle’s tacos, exactly how you’d remember ‘em, good, not great, but they did have the best green salsa of all combatants. There’s more to tacos than salsa.
Carrburrito’s tacos were tasty, but a faux pas in the semi-finals disqualified them when our tacos were prepared by the staff, that was cleaning windows, and they never changed their gloves. Too bad, but that’s just gross. Those gloves were as ancient as the Mariner’s Rhyme and long ago should have been banished to the land of wind and ghosts or combined with scrapings of fermented hobo taint and turned into Bud Lime.
That left us with the two heavy hitters, Armadillo Grill and Bandido’s. While both of these were an exceptional example of a drunken frat boy, chicken, soft tacos, well-seasoned chicken, with enough cheese to appease the most discriminating of Wisconsinites, queso overindulgence. However there can only be one winner and Armadillo Grill’s house pressed tortillas gave them the edge.
Congratulations Armadillo grill, you officially reign chicken soft taco supreme.
Coming soon… Taco Tuesday Take Down -The loser’s brackets, we continue to stalk Franklin Street in search of the best, of the worst and find who will reign not quite, chicken soft taco supreme.
Same time, same channel, we continue our adventures in the Windy City as we duck behind a mural and find a Violet Hour. Until then, Cheers, we’ll see ya there!- The Pot and Pan Handler