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.
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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.