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October 25, 2021

Taco Economy

By: Mando Rayo

Tacos aren’t just delicious — they’re also big bucks! In this episode, we break down the numbers behind America’s favorite food. We’ll crunch the numbers to answer such burning questions as how much money does your average Texan spend on Tacos per year? How much does it cost to run a taco truck? And exactly how much of the state’s economy relies on Mexican food? Guests include the owner of Dallas-based Trompo! Taqueria owner Luis Olvera, Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Vice President Kelsey Erickson Streufert, and Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center Mark Hugo Lopez.


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January 17, 2022

How to Run a Modern Day Taqueria

Learn from two Chingonas making it in the taco world including Lis Mariscal, Veracruz All Natural and Victoria Elizondo, Chef/Owner of Cochinita & co. Moderated by Taco Journalist, Mando Rayo. Recorded live on the podcast stage at Austin City Limits Festival 2021.

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January 3, 2022

Building a Taco Empire

Learn from Taco Journalist, Mando Rayo and Director Dennis Burnett on how they’re building platforms for people of color, from the tacos of Texas Podcast, United Tacos of America tv show and cooking shows, Tex-Mex Queen and ATE (ah-teh). Recorded live on the podcast stage at Austin City Limits Festival 2021.

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December 20, 2021

24 Hours with a BBQ Pit Maestro

In this episode, we spend 24-hours with Houston-based pitmaster Eduardo Ortiz (and his tortilla pressing mother!) to learn his process for creating some of Houston’s best-smoked carne. As we follow his masterful smoking process, we’ll learn how he learned his trade, how Eddie O’s first pop-ups were received, and what it takes to be Texas […]

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