Food trucks produce some delicious and surprisingly gourmet dishes, but they have their problems: you never know where they're gonna be, and once you finally catch up with one, dammit -- they're out of Rocket Pops again! For one sans soft serve that's guaranteed never to move, hit Auténtico INC Street Food
Opening today, INC's a Latin street cuisine sanctum dishing tacos, stews, and further succulentness prepped in an actual converted, half food truck (complete with giant, open serving window) they built into the front of their kitchen, surrounded by a wall-length red/black banquette, a metal bar w/ lightbulbs inside wire cages, and a graffiti mural featuring multi-colored skyscrapers, a sexy afro'd bikini babe, and a red grandfather clock, which will sit you down, pull quarters from behind your ears, and tell you it's time for bed. Commence stuffing yourself with cactus & yucca fries (w/ chipotle pico & Latin remoulade) or Salvadoran chicken pupusa (chicken-/queso-stuffed grilled white corn-masa), then move on to three-taco plates ranging from the standard-ish chili-rubbed skirt steak (w/ slaw, pickled carrots, chipotle crema) to more-adventurous BBQ octopus or veal cheek, which was lovingly pinched by that clock right before getting grilled
on where it was going to college. Further Latin specialties include the Sonoran hot dog (bacon-wrapped, w/ black beans, cucumber slaw, queso & chili lime mayo), Cuban sammies, and stews like the red mole con carne (braised beef, corn-masa dumplings & Oaxacan mole sauce), and the shrimp, calamari, scallops, mussels, potato, tomato, corn-on-the-cob, and coconut-milk "Brazilian-Style", which goes through that pain every couple weeks just to keep you happy, and you'd damn well better appreciate it
Cause they read somewhere that people like to drink, INC's got 'ritas (e.g., Tres Chiles, w/ Thatcher's liqueur & jalapeno candy), 34 tequilas, Dos Equis Lager & Amber on draft, and bottles like Abita Purple Haze, Presidente, and Spain's Estrella Damm -- the same thing you say after finally catching up with your other favorite food truck, and realizing it's out of King Kones.