Hunger Street Tacos Voted Best Craft Tacos in Foodster Awards
Hunger Street Tacos has been named the winner of the Best Craft Tacos category of Scott Joseph's Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants. Black Rooster Taqueria took second place and relative newcomer Tin & Taco came in third.
In placing her vote, Terri King Huertas wrote: "Hunger Street was catering an event we attended a couple of years ago and we fell in love. Had never tasted something so authentic and flavorful. Had to follow them all over town just to get more of their delicious tacos!"
"We love the Tacos at Black Rooster!" wrote Lucas Vandenburg. "We get them here at the office at least once a week!"
Had I been asked, I might have counseled for a different name.
Not that I’m a prude; anything but. However, there’s something slightly intimidating about walking up to someone at a food counter and saying, “I’ll have the Bad As’s sandwich.” Besides using a word that many people find slightly offensive, the spelling, which includes that odd apostrophe, makes one wonder just how it should be pronounced.
Then there’s the issue of the logo with a demonic looking figure about to bite into a sandwich with a disturbing set of teeth.
With all that going against it, a restaurant had damn well better have a good product.
It seemed fitting to plan a visit to Yemeni Kitchen, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Kissimmee, during Ramadan, the holy month observed by Muslims worldwide. The Republic of Yemen is the second largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, and a restaurant in Central Florida dedicated to its food was a worthwhile trek.
It might seem odd to plan a visit to a Middle Eastern restaurant during Ramadan, during which one of the more well-known observances involves fasting. But that’s only from sunrise to sundown.
And that explains the handwritten note on the front door of Yemeni Kitchen announcing the start of the evening’s buffet: precisely at 8:19, the official time of sunset. And not a moment sooner.