It’s been a while since I posted. I’m really starting to understand what it’s like working and going to school while managing a home and expressing my passion. Phew! Even typing that was a lot. Anyways, this post is gonna dive a little deeper into the dishes of Folly Beach!
Taco Boy mixes good eats with great treats. This place is vibrant, edgy, and tasteful all at the same time. Their tacos range from southwest seared tuna to portobello mushroom. Pictured above is their Fried Chicken and Carne Asada tacos. Jake insisted I got a Fried Chicken because he wouldn’t be able to share and we all know not to mess with a man and his food! Taking his advice I ordered one along with a Carne Asada because I wanted to give Texas a run for their money.
I was born in Texas and though I didn’t live there long I think they put a little jalapeño juice in my moms epidural because jalapeños taste like cherries to me now. I can take the heat but heat is nothing unless it has good flavor. Their Carne Asada is served with “Mexican spice-marinated” grilled flank stake and a green chile sauce.
When the food was brought out in a metal pan and the tacos twisted in aluminum foil I pictured myself outside a food truck. The informal presentation allowed me to appreciate the taste rather than aesthetics. And then it happened… first bite.
The steak was tender and the juices oozed out of my mouth (maybe a little too much as I felt a dribble down my chin). Served with a warm four tortilla the flank steak was paired well with salsa cruda. The crispness of the red onion atop the tender meat allowed for the perfect texture combination. Then came the infamous… the noteworthy… the dreamed about…. FRIED CHICKEN TACO.
The masterpiece begins with a season breaded chicken tender cutlet. It is lightly fried and served beneath marinated carrots and red cabbage. The icing on this taco was a jalapeño cilantro mayonnaise paired with a chipotle barbecue sauce. If you could imagine driving to grandmas out in the country but she was hispanic. It’s traditional southern comfort with a spicy flare. Its yin and yang. Its salt and pepper. Its perfect.
Taco Boy brought me comfort and it warmed my insides. With a motto like “Skip Siesta, Let’s Fiesta” you know you’re in good company and surrounded by great laughs. For more about what they’re messin with click the picture above.
Later, after feeling in a food truck mood, a food truck popped up! Imagine that! This joint was definitely tight and got you feeling right… hehe. With the vibrant colors, it juiced up a rainbow of nutrition. Alas, my vegetable fruit sanctuary. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Juice Joint.
Maybe this wasn’t what you pictured. Maybe it was. Either way, this place is a moving masterpiece. This place was created by two people who shared an equally strong passion. As stated in their bio after starting their business in 2012, they wanted to accomplish other things:
“Mike and Wendy are founding members of the Green Heart Project, which pairs local volunteers with elementary students, teaching the values of hard work and success through establishing urban gardens. In the future we hope to further support this cause by utilizing the organic produce grown by these children.
The Juice Joint believes by forging relationships with local Lowcountry farmers and growers, we can find the most delicious and fresh ingredients while helping to support the Shop Localinitiative.”
Needless to say, these guys are pretty sweet! No pun intended;) They’re wholesome and free spirited. Rock on out and check ’em out by clicking the picture above!
- Taco Tango (tetofood.wordpress.com)