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In the spirit of Taco Tuesday 🌮
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In the spirit of Taco Tuesday 🌮

Corn vs. flour tortillas? Soft vs. hard shells? We have so many questions.

In Orlando, you can’t just taco ‘bout it, you’ve got to be about it. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top four picks for where you can find our city’s most delicious tacos and get them muy rápido. Check ‘em out:

Below is a few fast facts about our top four quick-service taco spots:

  1. Tin & Taco

With a focus on craft tacos, craft beer and craft sodas, Tin & Taco seems to know their audience. (Owner Rob Bair has been in the taco business for a long time. He founded Gringos Locos before his business partners went rogue). Our best tips:

  • The tacos al pastor are on fire.
  • Don’t sleep on the meatless taco.
  • You won’t smell like Tin & Taco for days after you leave, which in our opinion, is a nice plus.
  1. Black Rooster Taqueria

Honestly, I have no idea what I did with my life before this place. If I’m ever unsure what I want for dinner, this is always the best option.  Our best tips:

  • Is their guac the best in town? We say yes…
  • Def go with the kale salad (if meat’s your thing, we prefer the chicken tinga)
  • If you don’t feel like dining out, it’s one of the very few places when ordered through UberEats that still shows up looking good AND tasting great.
  1. Gringos Locos

This is the O.G. For years, I worked downtown, and late nights would call for Gringos Locos (then I retired from both late nights and late night tacos). Our best tips:

  • The Double D’s – aka the DOUBLE DECKER – a soft taco, wrapped in a crunchy shell –  are so good, they even have shirts named after them.
  • Local say the Mouth Hugger is a close second favorite.
  • For the last eight plus years, it’s arguably been THE most requested drunk food Downtown.
  1. Hunger Street Tacos

This spot is the closest you’ll get to true authentic Mexican street tacos. Read more about the incredible story behind how it opened and created its menu here. Our best tips:

  • If you’re dining in, try the sopas. Also, take in the murals and art around you.  
  • Crowd favorites? The brisket, chicharrón de queso, and chicken tinga tostadas.
  • The hibiscus and guac taco is also a fun choice.

Would you rather have Double D’s at Gringos, the brisket tacos at Hunger Street, the tacos el pastor at Tin & Taco, or the fire kale salad with chicken tingas at Black Rooster? One thing’s for certain, if you want tacos, you don’t have to drive very far to find quality ones.

Any other tips you’d pass along for these four places? Are there other taco spots we should highlight? Hit reply and let us know.

 

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WHAT’S GOING DOWN IN PULPTOWN

OMG, OWC… Central FL finally has an inflatable water park. The Orlando Watersports Complex debut beats out the Lake Nona park, that has been long talked about, to be the first of its kind in the area. At $40 for a day pass, it’s a cheaper alternative than the neighboring brand name parks and you might even get a glimpse of one of Orlando’s resident pro wakeboarders next door.

Let’s plant some roots… Orlando has been making waves on plenty of best of lists as of late. This isn’t one of those lists. A new LendingTree study looked at 100 cities’ mortgage requests and ranked them according to the average age of the buyer under 35, their credit score, down payment, and requested loan amount. Orlando ranks 80 out of 100, meaning that Millenials in Orlando are in the bottom 20% as far as planting long-term roots.

Murals, Murals, on the walls… Have you heard about the Florida Mural Trail? Don’t worry, we haven’t heard much either. The expansive mural trail crisscrosses its way through 27 Florida cities, including Central Florida’s own, Mt. Dora and St. Cloud. As proud Orlandoans, we can’t help but to feel a little left out though. Especially, when we boast some of the most creative murals outside of the Banksy infested NYC. Don’t sleep on Orlando.

Simon said what? The just released “Love, Simon” is sure to be one of those seminal teenage movies that people talk about for years to come. Celebrities all over the country have been buying out theaters for local audiences because of its message of inclusion. Orlando City’s own, midfielder Sacha Kljestan, said “The movie spreads the message of tolerance, acceptance and equality. We were inspired by other people who did this, so we just want to pay it forward and help spread the love to the people of Orlando.”

With Orlando’s history of acceptance and embracing all backgrounds, including the LGBTQ community, it’s awesome to see an Orlando transplant continuing the tradition. Kljestan and his wife, Jamie Lee Darley, will be hosting the 8pm showing this Thursday at Regal Winter Park. Tickets will be first come, first serve starting Thursday when the theater opens (limit of two per person)

 

 

IN & AROUND TOWN

TODAY 3/27
💻 Head over to Catalyst to listen to local tech rockstar, Jason Eichenholz as he chats about his success with Luminar, autonomous driving vehicles, and more. 

🚌 Get your learn on (on transit) at the next Rethinking the City. (NoDo)

👻 Take a tour through Greenwood Cemetery and learn more of our dark past! (Downtown)

🤨 Who knows Rachel, Monica and Phoebe best? There’s a Friends Trivia at Tin Roof! (I-Drive)

🧘🏻‍ If Rooftop Zumba wasn’t your thing, perhaps Rooftop Yoga is?  (Downtown)

 

WEDNESDAY 3/28

📆 Anyone can hear Orlando Sentinel​ columnist Scott Maxwell​ at The Collective’s one-year anniversary (no really, everyone is invited to this one). Just don’t forget to RSVP! (Downtown)

 

THURSDAY 3/29

🐶 BYOP (bring your own pet – but first, you’ll have to sign the waitlist) to the Pet Photoshoot at Orlando Brewing –  (SoDo)

👩🏻‍💻 If you have a kid or sister in 6th-12th grade, teach them how to code! (Winter Park)

 

THIS WEEKEND

🍻 3/30 – 3/31 Oktoberfest in the spring? Don’t mind if I do. (Sanford)

 

SATURDAY 3/31

💜 Orlando City is playing the New York Red Bulls! (Downtown)

🏄‍♂️ Paddleboard AND Potluck?! Eat, drink AND paddle. (Winter Park)

🚞 Learn from the best in the biz on transportation: Portland.

💙 Pick your own blueberries! (Clermont)

🇹🇼 Taste Taiwan at this food fest! (Southpark)

📕 Meet This is Us star Christy Metz on her This is Me book signing tour. (Colonialtown)

 

SUNDAY 4/01

🐰Adult Easter Egg Hunt + Toss + BRUNCH at Hammered Lamb! (Ivanhoe)

🍳 Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch with The Muppets at The Enzian! Bring the whole fam! (Maitland)

🕺 Stonewall Orlando is coming in hot with their annual Hunky Jesus competition. (Parramore)

 

Going to any of these events? If so, send us a pic or tag #pulptown. We love it when you #livelikeyoulivehere and would be happy to repost you.

Til’ next time! ✌

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