Sad news that the taco joint on Tillary Street, Loading Dock, is closing after their new $25,000 taco truck was stolen. Seems that the taco place was already in financial uncertainty and this recent event sent them over the edge. Luckily, insurance should help with the stolen truck but for now they’re closing up shop on Tillary street. Even though I’ve had their great tacos, I never got to formally review them. Cheryl Tan has an in-depth write up here.
The loading dock location will close Jan 30. Their tacos will still be available at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene.
I was excited for this event since I missed every other taco-related event this summer. We bought two $8 tickets in advance – not sure why because no one checked any tickets. We’ve been to a lot of food events this summer so maybe we were expecting too much. This wasn’t so much an event as it was just a temporary taco truck selling over-marketed food. The result: waiting 1 hr for two bean tacos, some arugula and a picked pepper. The tacos were OK, but the 1 hr wait was not – a poorly managed event left a bitter taste in our mouth. The beans needed some salt but the taco overall showed some thought was put into it. I did enjoy the carbonated iced coffee from Blue Bottle Coffee. To full the void in our stomachs, we finished the night with a burrito and taco from Little Mexico at The Woods (which were pretty good).
One last East River Bar rant: Why is the Poor Man’s Pina Colada $9?
Image credit: 5burrocafe.com
From Timeout: 5 Burro Café The owners of a 20-year-old Forest Hills Tex-Mex cantina open a sister location in Brooklyn, serving the same menu of tacos, fajitas and nachos. The bonus: a garden ideal for sipping the margaritas in the heat.
127 Columbia St between DeGraw and Kane Sts, Brooklyn (718-875-5515)
Gave FnF a second try today. (A second taco try, that is. I’ve eaten quite a few of their burritos). I ordered 1 chicken, 1 beef, and 1 vegetable taco. However, I just received 3 vegetable tacos instead and by vegetable I mean, rice-and-bean tacos. That said, they were good and didn’t make me feel dirty like the other tacos did. I hope next time to eat some meat. The mango shake was pretty good.
Crappy pic courtesy of Eric at BrooklynLyceum’s iPhone
Brownstoner reports a new taco place coming to 4th ave. Of course, after I move from 4th ave! People are speculating if it’s the same Oaxaca from Smith St. I hope not because I’m about equidistant to Smith St so I’d like a new place to try!