No. 80: Migas tacos from Moontower Tacos
If you've ever been to South Texas, then you understand the general public's unwavering fidelity to breakfast tacos. You may as well just deem them "God" and call it a day. And here's where I agree with the Texans: Breakfast tacos are one of the greatest foods around -- and much better, in my not so humble opinion, than breakfast burritos.
When Moontower Tacos opened earlier this year at Grant Street and Sixth Avenue, owner and Austin, Texas transplant Brent Thrash unleashed a board of tacos, including migas, which is served all day, every day, and since I'm one of those people who doesn't relegate eggs (or tacos) to the morning hours, it's been my go-to taco joint to indulge in breakfast...for dinner. And once I wrapped my jaws around the migas tacos, the flour or corn tortillas generously stuffed with buttery, soft-scrambled eggs, slices of fresh avocado, oil-crisped tortilla strips and glossy, jalapeño-spiked, three-cheese queso that's the hue of a flaming canary, I was immediately hooked. He crowns the tacos with a blot of pico de gallo, and the result is a breakfast novelty -- at least in Denver -- that would even be a star deep in the heart of Texas.
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