Family files lawsuit against Torchy’s Tacos after child hospitalized from salmonella, report says
A mother has filed a lawsuit against a San Antonio-area Torchy’s Tacos restaurant on behalf of her son who was hospitalized in intensive care after contracting salmonella from eating contaminated onions, KPRC 2′s sister station KSAT reported citing the San Antonio Current.
Eat your way through the taco capital of Texas at these 7 taquerias
Armando Vera’s stoic face lights up with a smile when customers mention how far they’ve traveled to eat at his restaurant, Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que. AdThe tacos you’ll find on Southmost come in three varieties: breakfast tacos, fried tacos, and beef tacos. These seven taquerias—vetted from many days of repeat visits—are great places to start your grand tour of this South Texas taco haven. Although Marcelo’s serves typical Southmost tacos, its guisados, or home-style stews, are truly spectacular. 956-579-7983At the end of La Southmost taco district, a truly outstanding taqueria awaits.
Discover 7 popular restaurant chains that you may have not known originated in Texas
HOUSTON – While restaurant chains like Pluckers, Torchy’s Tacos and Whataburger make their origins well know, there are other Texas treasures that aren’t as loud and proud. Dating as far back as 1975, some of the most recognizable restaurants have suppressed its history of being found in the Lone Star State. Here are seven restaurant chains you may not have known originated in Texas:Chili’sEstablished in 1975 in DallasFuddruckersEstablished in 1979 in HoustonLa MadeleineEstablished in 1983 in DallasMaggiano’s Little ItalyEstablished in 1991 in DallasPei WeiEstablished in 2000 in IrvingPerry’s SteakhouseEstablished in 1979 in HoustonWingstopEstablished in 1994 in Garland
Torchy’s Tacos’ Green Chile Queso available at a Houston Whole Foods near you
HOUSTON – Just in “queso” want to know, Torcy’s Tacos' award-winning Green Chile Queso will now be available to grab at select Whole Foods in the Houston area. The Austin-based restaurant’s signature Diablo Sauce will be also available to purchase in stores. The Green Chile Queso will cost approximately $7.99 for an 11.5-ounce jar, which can be found in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods. The Diablo Sauce will cost approximately $9.99 for a 6.7-ounce bottle, which will be located in the hot sauce aisle. “In those early days, our Green Chile Queso became our calling card – when guests would try our tacos and queso, we’d often hear, ‘That’s damn good!’ It’s been a fan favorite ever since.
Taco Bell welcomes new items, says goodbye to Mexican Pizza
HOUSTON – Taco Bell is dropping the Mexican Pizza from its menu on Nov. 5. The company said the Mexican Pizza packaging accounts for over 7 million pounds of paperboard material per year in the U.S. Taco Bell is also removing shredded chicken for its menu, meaning no more Shredded Chicken Soft Taco, Shredded Chicken Burrito, and Shredded Chicken Quesadilla Melt beginning on Nov. 5. Guests can still order Fresco Style, which swaps out nacho cheese sauce, shredded cheese, mayo-based sauces, and low-fat sour cream with tomatoes. Taco Bell is also introducing two new menu items: the Chicken Chipotle Melt and Dragonfruit Freeze.
2020 graduates can win free tacos for a year from Torchy’s if they share their ‘Taco Dreams’
HOUSTON – Class of 2020 graduates, are you craving some Torchy’s tacos? The Austin-based Taco franchise tweeted that 20 lucky graduates can earn a year’s worth of tacos by telling their “Taco Dreams." 🎓 2020 Grads, post a photo in your cap and gown or with your diploma and tell us your “Taco Dreams” for your future. pic.twitter.com/ZHRB4rTmZU — Torchy's Tacos (@torchystacos) May 27, 2020To enter, Class of 2020 graduates from high school or college can post a picture of themselves wearing their cap and gown or with their diploma. They must tag @TorchysTacos on Twitter along with the hashtag #TorchysClassOf2020.
Here are 8 ways you can support Houston small businesses that are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic
As the pandemic began to impact the economy, small businesses in Texas, especially in the Houston-area took a deep hit. To find local restaurants in your area, check out this list here. Here are seven ways to support small businesses during this time of crisis. If it is on social media, don’t hesitate to “like” or “follow” its pages to get the latest updates, such as sales and specials. Encourage businesses to get publicityKPRC 2 is asking local businesses to fill out this form and will then be featured on our website to appear in this story showcasing several local businesses.
Taste of Houston: Tacos El Bigotes brings delicious flavors, Mexican authenticity to Houston’s taco scene
(Left to Right) Chef Arturo Molina, Chef Justa Alvarez, Owner Juan Jaimes and Chef Humbertina Cardenas at Tacos El Bigotes. Fajita tacos at Tacos El Bigotes (Tacos El Bigotes)“We start off by marinating our beef inside skirt numerous hours before with our own house marinade,” Celis said. Barbacoa tacos at Tacos El Bigotes (Tacos El Bigotes)“Our barbacoa is thoroughly prepared,” Celis said. Tablita mixta at Tacos El Bigotes (Tacos El Bigotes)The new dish features “delicious mesquite-grilled fajitas served with homemade tortillas, tasty charred salsa, rice, beans and guacamole,” Celis said. Must-have meal.”Don’t forget dessertIt may be in the name, but Tacos El Bigotes does more than just tacos.
Torchy’s Tacos Kingwood to bring back Harvey floodwater marker despite criticism
KINGWOOD, Texas – Torchy's Tacos in Kingwood said Thursday in a statement that it is planning to bring back a floodwater line marker the restaurant recently removed due to criticism. Several members of the Kingwood community strongly voiced their distaste for the Flood Line Marker we displayed after reopening in Kingwood this past December. It is never our intention to offend anyone or imply a negative connotation to the culture of Torchy's Tacos. After receiving this initial feedback, we chose to remove the Flood Line Marker. The significance of our shared history is not lost on us, and the Flood Line Marker will be back and proudly displayed in the near future."