April 14, 2017
Taco the Town is officially back from its winter hiatus. This food truck, run by Chef Tai Choo and his crew, is a unique addition to Brunswick’s culinary scene. Choo grew up eating from San Francisco taco trucks and brought his tastebuds to Maine, serving up tacos, burritos and quesadillas for his community. Taco the Town came to Brunswick last year and offers a catering service in addition to its Maine Street location.
Ann Basu When Choo moved to Brunswick, he noticed a lack of taco trucks. “I knew there was nothing like it,” he said. He saw an opportunity: “I thought, ‘I’m gonna tap into this market.’” Meghan Parsons Though he’s worked at brick-and-mortar restaurants before, Tai enjoys the flexibility of the food truck lifestyle. He has two young children, and Taco the Town allows him to spend more time with them outside. Ann Basu Although he sometimes works 15-hour days preparing the food and serving customers, Choo said he finds his job rewarding. He enjoys introducing this style of food to the community. Plus the positive feedback that floods in doesn’t hurt. Ann Basu Taco the Town’s main goal is to cater to the Brunswick community. After, all, said Choo, “the locals are the ones that are going to keep us afloat.” That’s why you’ll see it on Maine Street most days. Ann Basu Though the truck has only been open a year, Taco the Town has gathered a loyal Brunswick following. “I missed you guys! I’ve been craving your food. Is that weird?” mused one local fan. Ann Basu Despite its name, Taco the Town serves more than just tacos. The truck also sells quesadillas, burritos and horchata. Meghan Parsons Tai, who is Korean, Shoshone and Mexican, is looking to expanding his menu into fusion foods, like the popular Korean-Mexican bulgogi tacos that are so popular in California. One tip from a loyal customer: “Better to stop now than in the summer, when the line’s a mile and a half long!”
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