Rachel's Rumors: Taco place keeps it quirky

Tacos 4 Life officially opens Monday. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a soft opening on Friday night, and let me tell you — you are going to want to check this place out.

 

The décor alone is worth stopping by for. It is warm, inviting and just delightful as far as I’m concerned. All kinds of mismatched chairs and light fixtures, bicycles on the wall and an antique phone booth somehow all play together to say, “Welcome!” I ordered the fruit punch (made fresh in-house) and received a straw with a mustache on it. The workers were all wearing funny T-shirts, one of which said, “Keep Conway quirky.”

And then there’s the food. There must be 20 different kinds of tacos — everything from vegetarian to shrimp to your basic beef or grilled chicken. Flip the menu over and there are burritos, quesadillas, guacamole, cheese dip, etc.

I had a taco that had pulled pork, bacon and sweet pickles. If that doesn’t sound divine, let me assure you, it was. My second taco (also delicious) featured roasted poblanos and corn. Then the employees started coming around and suggesting desserts, so I had a churro with a side of chocolate sauce. It was heavenly.

The most exciting part of the evening, though, was the stamp of approval from my husband.

“We’ll be back,” he said. Well done, quirky taco place.

 

Mexican place opens

I know you’ve been waiting for more information on the new restaurant across from the high school, so, at the risk of all the food this week being from a the same category, here is an update.

Don Pepe’s Gourmet Burritos and Tacos opened recently. I walked in one day and picked up a takeout menu but wasn’t able to stay for the meal. However, the food being prepared smelled wonderful.

It appears to be a pick-your-ingredients type of place. They have burritos, salads, nachos, burrito bowls, tacos and quesadillas. Each option comes with a choice of rice, beans, meat, salsa and toppings. This concept has gone over well for another restaurant in town, so I’m guessing Don Pepe’s will fit in just fine in Conway.

 

Eye see

Last week I told you I had heard a rumor that an eye clinic was coming to the old Ryan’s building. Soon after, I was flooded with emails saying that Visioncare is moving there. So, I guess the votes are in and the “eyes” have it. Groan.

OK, I’ll stop. Have a good week.

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

 

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