The owners of Northeast's new Rusty Taco must not have properly dried the thing after towing it across the river from St. Paul, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the Dallas-born taco shop a little closer to home.
A former commercial space made familiar with their trademark concrete-heavy mix of industrial blues and yellows, the new taco temple trumps the old locale with its full liquor license to go with a lineup of $2.50/3 'cos ranging from baja shrimp, to pork (w/ cotija & pickled red onions), to slow-roasted brisket (w/ queso fresco & cilantro), to, awesomely, fried chicken with slaw & jalapeno ranch -- and you thought the cowboys at normal ranches were hot! To wash it down they're serving $3 taps (like Fulton & Lagunitas) and $4 tallboys just like in St. Paul, but're upping the booze ante with specialty tequila which'll eventually be available as flights and shots, but for right now just in the Rusty Margarita, though that'll of course require more shots afterward... for tetanus.
And since potentially dangerous margs and tacos are more enjoyable on sun-drenched patios, Rusty's got plans for a copious one, and once it's there you should probably get out there quick before things get oxidized even further.
Published: July 17, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
522 E Hennepin Avenue
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