On Friday, Niles and I both ended up with a free afternoon, so we headed down to Big Star for a late lunch. I was sad when Big Star first opened, because it took over the Pontiac Grill. I loved the Pontiac – not because it was any good, but because it was never that crowded. Big Star is pretty much always crowded, but for good reason: their tacos are amazing. We got a good handful; tacos al pastor, tacos de panza, tacos de pescado, de pollo, de papas. Everything was delicious, but the tacos de panza and the tacos de pescado were the standouts for me. The fish was expertly cooked, tender and flaky and not overly fried. The pork belly in the tacos de panza was delicate and crispy on the outside, melty perfection on the inside.

Hey, are you in the NYC area? I’ll be exhibiting at MoCCA this weekend! You should come by and say hello!