A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 26, 2012
Taco Guts

"Taco guts” is another term for “taco filling”—the stuff placed inside the taco shell. “Taco guts” has been cited in print since at least 2003, but has been used most frequently since the term was published in The Breakfast Taco Book (2011) by Hilah Johnson.


Halfbakery
Taco Pins
— igirl, Jul 15 2003
Eating a taco or a burrito prepared by oneself can be very frustrating. Taco guts tend to spill out onto one’s plate, and one feels very silly eating taco bits off of one’s plate with a fork.

9 June 2005, Erie (PA) Times-News, “Wheel entertainment‎” by Joan Benson-Cacchione
It’s no guarantee that your preschooler won’t spill taco guts on his sister’s lap in rush-hour traffic outside Boston or that your teen will unplug long enough to ...

geeks.rate(food)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Jonesy’s Taco House
(...)
The taco burger is just what they said it would be: Taco guts transplanted onto a hamburger bun. It was an interesting way to eat a taco, and there was way more filling than would fit inside the actual bun.

Agent Bedhead
the anti-gwyneth is giving away free shit now
10.26.10
THE BREAKFAST TACO BOOK by Hilah Johnson is 50-pages packed with everything you need to know about breakfast tacos – including how to make them at home. Some highlights include:
* Hilah goes on a Breakfast Taco tour of Austin and eats WAY too many tacos.
* Hard-hitting investigative journalism reveals that Breakfast Tacos were actually invented by… COWBOYS?
* How to make all kinds of “taco guts” – even the kind with cactus!

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By caysiegilbank
Caysie Gilbank
This photo was taken on March 11, 2011 using a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS.
Eggplant, Potato and Soy Chorizo Taco Guts

TacoTheTown
August 4, 2011
Food Truck Festival!
(...)
The tortilla, however, was a disappointment. It was rubbery and fell apart. One bite into the taco it split down the middle and my taco guts spilled all over the plate.

Talk Like a Texan
The Breakfast Taco Book
By admin – October 11, 2012
The Breakfast Taco Book is packed with everything you need to know about breakfast tacos – including how to make them at home. Recipes cover everything from how to make your own tortillas and salsa to a wide variety of “taco-guts.” Bacon, Eggs, Home Fries, Chorizo, Nopalitos – we’ve got you covered!

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • Permalink