In Austin, we take tacos very seriously. Paul Qui, Top Chef Texas winner and one of Food & Wine’s "2014 Best New Chefs," is no different. We asked the owner of QUI (and co-owner of East Side King) to tell us which tacos he loves to eat. His choices were surprisingly humble and, not surprisingly, each pick reveals some part of Qui’s own personal food style -- comforting, fresh, inspired, and fearless.
Tripas and buche tacos
Las Trancas (address and info)
Buche is pig’s esophagus and tripe are beef intestines, and either way, this authentic street taco-style truck is doing them right. Paul likes them "done crispy on a corn tortilla with tomatillo salsa." Paul also claims, "This taco trailer probably has the best street tacos in the city, I can't stop eating their tacos. They’re as good as any I've had in Mexico City."