New food truck: Woody's Taco Island

The Baltimore Sun

Vroom! It's a new Baltimore food truck headed your way -- Woody's Taco Island will be rolling out sometime around July Fourth.

The truck, from the people who brought you Chowhound Burger Wagon, will feature the tacos from Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill, the rooftop joint on the corner of Thames Street and Broadway.

Don't know when you last looked, but Woody's got pretty serious about its tacos. Half-price taco Tuesdays were always a big thing anyway at Woody's. Customers started asking for more tacos, more, all the time.

So executive chef Chris Marquis started expanding the taco list, people loved them, and now Woody's tacos are starring in their own truck, painted by artist Charles Lawrance.

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These are serious tacos, stuffed with things like ginger-rum marinated skirt steak with Pickapeppa sauce, Baja slaw and homemade pickled radish; adobo braised pork with pickled red onion, fire-roasted pineapple salsa and ancho chili sauce or Jamaican jerk-marinated chicken breast, honey-lime mango salsa and jicama jalapeno slaw and fried plantain.

But the early fave are the fish tacos with Baja slaw, lime crema and pico de gallo.

You can like Woody's Taco Island on Facebook, and you can follow Woody's Taco Island on Twitter @WoodysTacos.

Speaking of Woody's, the bar is throwing its first "rum social' on Thursday night. The event will include a sampling of Woody's complete line of Rhum J.M products -- Blanc, Gold, VSOP and Millesime 1997 -- and appetizers and hors d’oeuvres made with Rhum J.M. 

You'll get to hang out with fourth-generation distiller Benjamin Jones of Rhum J.M., a 160-year old family-owned distillery located on the northenmost tip of Martinique at the base of an active volcano.

The cost is $25. Find out more on Woody's website.  




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