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‘Machete’ Star Danny Trejo Launches His Own Taco Truck

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You may best know him as Machete or the lovable grandfather from the Spy Kids series, but I think we all can agree Danny Trejo is one tough dude. That tough dude just launched a taco truck, which you can now find driving around the greater Los Angeles area.

Last year, Trejo opened a restaurant called Trejos Tacos. So what made him take the unconventional route, going from a brick-and-mortar location to a taco truck?

Trejo told Foodbeast:

“Partly it was the clients. Everybody was asking me ‘Why don’t you cater?’ ‘Why don’t you get a food truck and come to our neighborhood?”

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The 72-year-old actor is known for some physical roles in the past like the Bad-Ass series and From Dusk Til Dawn.

I’m 72 years old and I gotta look like I’m still 50. So I watch what I eat. I’ve always been, somewhat, healthy. I’m not vegan and I’m not vegetarian but I will watch what I eat.

Drawing from this, his truck offers a variety of tacos that appeals to both vegans and carnivores. There are gluten free options, vegan options, grilled chicken, and beef brisket.

While it won’t feature the full menu of the staple restaurant, Trejo’s taco truck will have a majority of the highlights.

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You can find the truck running around Los Angeles at different locations daily. A full schedule can be found on the truck’s Instagram page. Trejo says that he’ll even occasionally ride around in the truck and surprise patrons.

“I like riding around anyway. I might even put hydraulics on it,” he joked.

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Celebrity Grub

This Is What Future’s Usually Eating For Dinner

Superstar rapper, Future Hendrix, has been known to “F*ck up some commas,” but when the rapper recently jumped on Instagram to modestly show off a photo of his dinner table, it’s clear he’s fuckin’ up some commas, even when he’s about to grub.

But, the photo makes you wonder — what’s Future eating for dinner, anyway? While no one knows what’s actually on the menu, hints at Future’s culinary preferences could be revealed within his lyrics. 

Excuse my dinner table.

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The “March Madness” rapper’s photo was posted on March 17 and captioned with, “Excuse my dinner table.” Ironically, March 17 marks the beginning of the “March Madness” NCAA Tournament. If you follow Future’s social media escapades, it’s easy to see he’s not shy about flaunting his extravagant jewelry collection and seemingly endless amounts of cash.

 

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So, here are a few guesses at what Future could possibly be eating for dinner.

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“…You n*ggas don’t exist we eat filet mignon…”

The track, “Photocopied” from his new album EVOL, hints at the rapper’s love for a good steak. Steaks are delicious and Future wants you to know he’s no vegetarian. I’ve never seen Future post a photo of steak — but Flemings Steakhouse has. Boom. I’d eat it too.

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“…Chicken wings and fries we don’t go on dates.”

The rapper is always dropping hints at what his favorite dishes are. Especially, when he says he prefers to stick to the basics. A great example of this can be found in the popular track, “Jumpman,” where he suggests that an evening of take-out food is a better choice than an expensive dinner and date night.

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“Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu / I just throwed a private dinner in LA”

 

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Future does have an affinity for expensive cuisine. If you didn’t know, Nobu is a pretty high-end sushi spot with four-star meals and a “$$$$” rating on Yelp. But chicken wings don’t seem to be on Nobu’s menu. Maybe they made an exception for Future.

What a time to be alive.

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Celebrity Grub

Hollywood Badass Danny Trejo’s New LA Joint Serves Vegan Tacos

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Danny Trejo just stepped into the taco business and we couldn’t be happier. The star of such films as Machete, Machete Kills and Spy Kids has now become a part owner of a Los Angeles-based taquieria called Trejo’s Tacos.

The three partners of the establishment are Trejo, film producer Ash Shah and  Jeff Gorgino.

Trejo’s Tacos will serve 10 different kinds of tacos, the Los Angeles Times reports. Designed by former Cook’s County chef Daniel Mattern, the mysterious menu features a couple of vegan tacos as well. This includes a tofu taco and a fried avocado taco.

You can find the restaurant on 1048 S. La Brea Ave. in Los Angeles. The official soft opening of Trejo’s Tacos will be next week and an official opening the week after.

So stoked to try this.

Photos: Trejo’s Tacos Facebook

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Restaurants

Customers Find Insects In EVERY DISH At This Restaurant, So Why Aren’t They Mad?

There’s a step-by-step process we all use more or less when it comes to discarding an intrusive insect in our homes: see a spider, kill it, flush it down the toilet, douse the house in gasoline, light a match then turn around and never stop sprinting while you convince yourself that there is such thing as “bravely running away.”

Well, the days of throwing bugs away and disposing of them through arson are over. A new restaurant is opening up in the United Kingdom called Grub Kitchen and the main ingredient in the dishes is exactly what you think it is: insects.

Dr. Sarah Beynon, world-renowned entomologist and owner/director of Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm, has teamed up with head chef Andy Holcroft to create a restaurant that specializes in popular dishes with an insect twist.

Praying mantis? More like “sautéing” mantis! Zing!

One of the more popular items on the menu is the Signature Grub bug burger, which comes with a sourdough and cricket bun along with giving you the option to put more insects on the burger itself. Assuming, of course, that you’re ok with being known as the “bug-eater” in your circle of friends. Also assuming you have any friends left after you began eating insects like it ain’t no thang.

Dr. Beynon explains that the reason she and Chef Holcroft decided to create a restaurant that specializes in serving bugs is twofold. Firstly, because the insects that are safe to eat are packed to the brim with protein and cost much less to feed, maintain and raise on a farm than regular farm animals. Second, turning this delicacy from a “novelty to normalcy” could help solve world hunger on a massive scale.

While people have been practicing “entomophagy” (the practice of eating insects) for thousands of years, the lifestyle isn’t that close to becoming standard in westernized countries, namely the good ol’ US of A and Europe. With the opening of Grub Kitchen in St. David’s, Pembrokeshire, Dr. Beynon and Chef Holcroft hope to change that and bring our world one step closer to solving world hunger.

And hey, if real worms are anything like gummy worms…screw it, I’m game.

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This Restaurant Only Serves Taquitos and It’s Glorious

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A new food joint has opened up on the Lower East Side of New York, a haven for late night snacks, fried food, and quick bites that sop up all the cheap vodka you’ve been throwing back.  Taquitoria, on Ludlow street, only serves taquitos, but since that’s all they do, they do it damn well.  

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Taquitoria has quite the résumé: its owners/chefs worked at Restaurant Marc Forgione, and are dedicated to quality ingredients and creating kick-ass street food taken up a notch. After sampling tons of different varieties, they settled on a yellow corn tortilla, twice fried to surround fillings made from Bell and Evans chicken, brined in secret spices, or short ribs from Creekstone Farms. Oh, and don’t forget Berkshire pork, topped with Cholula.

All I can say is, I’m very glad I’ll be drinking on the LES this weekend, and I know exactly where I’m getting my snack for the train ride home.

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