Three guys, a rabbi and a taco truck meet on the street. Sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s actually a new wave in culinary fusion, fondly known as TAKOSHER. TAKOSHER is the nation’s first certified glatt kosher taco truck, and it’s about to hit the streets of Los Angeles, putting the lifelong dream of Lowell Bernstein into high gear.
Bernstein enters into this culinary road show as one of three caballeros, teaming with longtime amigos Chris Martin and Moises Baqueiro. Over the years, their friendship has produced a number of unique catering events that integrate food, music, and multi-cultural appreciation.
TAKOSHER’s debut menu consists of:
“The Original Brisketaco – a long-loved family recipe; braised and slow-cooked with a chili sauce, sauerkraut, raisins, a touch of sweet, and a little spicy kick in the end.
“Carne La Beef – marinated in a rich blend of spices and sauces; Worcestershire sauce, various vinegars, red chili, garlic, cumin, coriander, and other secret spices create a mouth-watering combination of smoky roasted deliciousness.
“The Original Latketaco – a combination of three types of potato, combined with chipotle chiles, onion and cilantro, and seasoned with salt and pepper; battered, breaded with panko, then deep-fried and topped with a sweet and spicy jalapeno apple chutney.
“El Fujitas – baked tofu marinated in mesquite and garlic; sauteed “fajita style with grilled peppers and onions and a squeeze of lime.
“The Chosen Chicken – infused with tangy citrus, spicy smoked chipotle and tropical juices that are blended and marinated to perfection; topped with a deep, rich tomato chile salsa infused with toasted pumpkin seeds, and a generous helping of onion and cilantro.
TAKOSHER will regularly begin cruising the streets of Los Angeles during lunch and dinner five days of the week starting September 12, but it has been spotted daily making special appearances around town already and plans to continue until then. TAKOSHER can be easily located via Twitter updates, its Facebook fan page, www.roadstoves.com, and its own virtual parking space at www.takosher.com.