Breakfast Tacos Redux

AFAR, named as America’s Best Travel Magazine by the Society of American Travel Writers, has just published an article entitled “Wander, a guide to four unexpected destinations” in its March/April 2011 edition.  Featured are Singapore, Cartagena, Columbia, Azores, Portugal and Austin, Texas.

Mentioned in Austin’s article are local staples SXSW, the Congress Avenue bat colony, music, theater, arts and of course, breakfast tacos.

I’m really honored that AFAR chose to use one of my photos (Tortilla Sunrise, above) to illustrate the breakfast taco, one of our most favorite comestibles.

Thanks, guys!  Come again anytime!

Austin’s Iconic Breakfast Tacos

As the New York Times recently pointed out, Austin is the center of the universe when it comes to breakfast tacos.  Trailers, bodegas and restaurants all over town serve up cheap, delicious tacos containing everything from purple corn, nopales and avocado to black beans, fried potatoes and bacon.  As amazing as the local fare is, though, its still tough to beat what you can make to your own taste at home, using fresh, local ingredients.

This 5-minute creation consists of local, pastured eggs, queso Añejo, crumbled chorizo with jalapeños, onions and grape tomatoes, fresh cilantro and hot sauce on a freshly-made cayenne tortilla.  Yum!

Homemade Breakfast Tacos

Ben Sklar for The New York Times