There is nothing sexier than novelty in a world that knows no bounds. In a world where inaccessibility is just a memory from many days past, novelty may soon become obsolete. But just a few years ago, there was a new trend, a revolution in the concept of fine food. Suddenly we were no longer restricted to a restaurant, no longer glued to our pre-reserved seats.
Whether it stemmed from our inner hunter-gatherer urge to seek your own food, to go forth and find and provide, it seemed like everyone was following the food trucks.Taco trucks run especially rampant, with every ingredient in every combination on every kind of tortilla. But let's not forget the common ancestor, the one that spawned the rest, the one and only Kogi.
You should never have a food without knowing where it came from, and every moving taco you've had is in some way descended from Kogi. And when you try the Spicy Pork Tacos willed with soft cubes of pork cooked into hours of perfection, it's not hard to see the dynasty that rose.
And as I bit into the iconic Short Rib Tacos that started it all, I lapped up the juice dripping through my fingers, felt my mouth was burst with salsa and crunched through shreds of slaw held together by corn tortillas that remained miraculously soft and sog-proof, all I could think was: So THIS is the taco that launched a thousand food trucks and changed the face of food on wheels.