It was exactly one year ago that I prepared to break bread for the final time in my hometown of Austin, Texas. A meal of such import had to be planned with all due gravity but the decision of where to dine was an easy one, El Taco Rico.

Bywater Daily Photo

Bywater Daily Photo

The humble little taco cart in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin was, in my estimation, the best Mexican restaurant in the entire region and if I was to leave my beloved Texas I would want a belly-full of Mexican food to see me across the border into Louisiana.

As I nestled into Louisiana’s warm embrace I got the hard news that El Taco Rico shuttered not two months after I left Austin.

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