If greens are the new black then tacos are the new cupcakes. You remember. That seminal “Sex and the City” episode with Magnolia Bakery was an auspicious moment in cupcake history. Spawning ultra-expensive designer cupcake stores culminating in Babycakes – which in itself is a vortex of food trends (Cupcakes! Vegan! Gluten-free! Indie film stars!) I remember the lines snaking around the block at 10…PM on Fridays – who knew cupcakes would ever be a legitimate stop on a weekend night crawl? I was a participant. A lemming paying $3 for a sugar high. And I look back with the same swell of pride I get when I remember my hair in the 80s. Food trends can be absurd.
And now, riding side saddle to the food truck mania are “modern” tacos. Japanese tacos. Adobo tacos. Spaghetti tacos. Beer battered avocado tacos. Jackfruit tacos. I could go on.