^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4

Chef Jason Boso Closes Cowboy Chow and Reopens as Tacos & Avocados in Roanoke

Chef Jason Boso of Twisted Root fame has shuttered Cowboy Chow out in Roanoke and opened a new concept in its place called Tacos & Avocados.

Boso spent 50 grand giving the place a makeover and is bringing a touch of Dallas to the country with art from Brian Gibb's gallery in Deep Ellum, the Public Trust. There's also work from the Dallas based art collective Sour Grapes and Favio Moreno.

Tacos & Avocados has eight different house-made frozen margaritas, including ginger-peach and watermelon mint. For mains, there are 10 different tacos. Numero ocho looks interesting: rib-eye steak tacos with bacon-onion marmalade, blue cheese crumbles and potato straws. Quatro is the "3 Little Pigs" with carnitas, chorizo and bacon. For sides they have avocado fries, which are panko crusted avocado slices.

Boso has also put a self-serve honor-system paletas cart in the middle of the restaurant. Needless to say, it's a fast casual, sometimes self-serve type of place.

Roanoke is a few miles east of Interstate 35W, halfway between Fort Worth and Denton (I just paced it out and it's exactly half way). The downtown area, along Oak Street, has a whole cluster of restaurants like a Mi Familia, Hard Eight, Gerhard's (German food), Brix Pizza & Wine and Babe's. It's seems like a lot considering the vast empty spaces to the west, but I'm guessing they pull from surrounding cities to the south and east like Trophy Club, Southlake and Keller.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.