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New food truck offers gourmet southern tacos

Posted July 15, 2014

Sol Tacos (Image from John Huisman)

— When summer rolls around I can pretty much live off tacos. Thankfully my friend Art over at the Wandering Sheppard shared the news earlier this spring about a great new food truck called Sol Tacos. It’s a gourmet food truck that serves southern-inspired tacos using soft, handmade tortillas filled with locally sourced organic ingredients that complement classic Mexican street food.

The truck is based out of Cary and operated by chef Andy Schaumann (follow him on Twitter @Sol_Tacos). Schaumann has a long history of working in great restaurants and most recently worked at the well-known Vivace in North Hills. You can tell he pours his heart and soul into his business and it really comes out in the culinary creations he serves from the truck.

When I first visited the truck the daily tacos being offered included a buttermilk fried flounder taco with cilantro sour cream, lettuce, and citrus radish salad. Other offerings include a blackened chicken nacho taco and the cheddar chuck burger. I’m a big fan of the fish taco but look forward to trying the chicken nacho taco next!

Sol Tacos also features a selection of creative sides that rotates seasonally. Side items offered when I visited included local sliced heirloom tomatoes from Birdland Farms with lime aioli, maldon sea salt, balsamic and olive oil. Another new offering is the “personal nachos” with organic corn chips, ground chuck, black beans, shredded cheese, queso dip, tomato salsa, sour cream and hot sauce.

This article originally appeared on John Huisman’s blog Triangle Explorer on July 3, 2014.


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  • Bill Brasky Jul 16, 2014

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    I sure hope the first two comments were a joke...lol

  • sabsco Jul 15, 2014

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    And Taco Bell ain't Mexican food.

  • Phil Larson Jul 15, 2014
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    This ain't Taco Bell.

  • iopsyc Jul 15, 2014

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    I feel the same way each time I eat at Taco Bell.

  • Danny22 Jul 15, 2014

    I just can't get excited about Mexican food anymore.