Tacos and tequila flavor Pinche Taqueria, the subject of this week's review

After Kevin Morrison left Spicy Pickle, he pursued a very different kind of venture -- he picked up a truck, gave it a naughty name and began hawking his own version of street tacos all over the city.

Pinche Tacos was so successful that Morrison was soon able to launch a cart on the 16th Street Mall. And when that, too, attracted crowds of fans, he began looking around for a permanent home for his concept.

Last year he inked a deal for a location at Colfax and York, where he was able to add liquid assets -- including tequila, whiskey and Mexican beer -- to his menu of street tacos.

For this week's review, I hung out -- frequently -- at Pinche Taqueria, to see how well the mobile brand translated to a brick-and-mortar spot. How was the food? Find out tomorrow, when the review is posted here.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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