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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:28 PM

Just Try And Name Something Better Than Jack In The Box Tacos

I dare you.

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Reply Just Try And Name Something Better Than Jack In The Box Tacos (Original post)
DanieRains Jul 2021 OP
BannonsLiver Jul 2021 #1
Darwins_Retriever Jul 2021 #8
underpants Jul 2021 #2
lapucelle Jul 2021 #9
comradebillyboy Jul 2021 #10
11 Bravo Jul 2021 #52
leftieNanner Jul 2021 #3
ChazII Jul 2021 #70
leftieNanner Jul 2021 #71
marble falls Jul 2021 #4
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2021 #23
marble falls Jul 2021 #33
Claire Oh Nette Jul 2021 #5
NCjack Jul 2021 #13
marble falls Jul 2021 #36
Demovictory9 Jul 2021 #43
Bucky Jul 2021 #58
uponit7771 Jul 2021 #61
Siwsan Jul 2021 #6
LiberatedUSA Jul 2021 #7
aeromanKC Jul 2021 #11
LiberatedUSA Jul 2021 #25
MineralMan Jul 2021 #12
diane in sf Jul 2021 #14
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jul 2021 #62
unblock Jul 2021 #15
panader0 Jul 2021 #16
NotASurfer Jul 2021 #17
aka-chmeee Jul 2021 #18
USALiberal Jul 2021 #19
aka-chmeee Jul 2021 #21
Firestorm49 Jul 2021 #20
Luciferous Jul 2021 #66
we can do it Jul 2021 #22
MontanaMama Jul 2021 #24
ProfessorGAC Jul 2021 #26
MarineCombatEngineer Jul 2021 #27
Tree-Hugger Jul 2021 #28
SomewhereInTheMiddle Jul 2021 #29
BootinUp Jul 2021 #30
GoCubsGo Jul 2021 #31
OriginalGeek Jul 2021 #32
superpatriotman Jul 2021 #34
brooklynite Jul 2021 #35
SomewhereInTheMiddle Jul 2021 #37
TheBlackAdder Jul 2021 #38
meadowlander Jul 2021 #49
maxrandb Jul 2021 #39
bluecollar2 Jul 2021 #40
roamer65 Jul 2021 #41
NightWatcher Jul 2021 #45
bluecollar2 Jul 2021 #54
NightWatcher Jul 2021 #60
bluecollar2 Jul 2021 #64
Luciferous Jul 2021 #67
bluecollar2 Jul 2021 #74
Luciferous Jul 2021 #76
roamer65 Jul 2021 #42
meadowlander Jul 2021 #44
Champp Jul 2021 #46
Sibelius Fan Jul 2021 #47
11 Bravo Jul 2021 #48
Bucky Jul 2021 #59
iemanja Jul 2021 #50
ornotna Jul 2021 #51
ChrisF1961 Jul 2021 #53
Devil Child Jul 2021 #55
Bucky Jul 2021 #56
hookaleft Jul 2021 #57
marie999 Jul 2021 #63
mainer Jul 2021 #65
Captain Stern Jul 2021 #68
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bluecollar2 Jul 2021 #75

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:35 PM

8. They are deep fried.

In college that was what we got when we had been drinking.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:29 PM

2. Sex

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:40 PM

9. Now you're getting technical.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:42 PM

10. Indeed

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:38 PM

52. I answered downthread before I saw your reply, underpants.

No wonder the population of the Old Dominion is growing.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:30 PM

3. My Homemade ones!

You took me back to a fun memory, though. My first year in college, my friend Amy and I used to drive down to Jack's in her burgundy Camaro (complete with 8 track stereo!) and get "Two Ts and and O" - two tacos and an order of onion rings.

Fun times.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:12 PM

70. +100 homemade

tacos are the best! I like soft taco shells.

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Response to ChazII (Reply #70)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:14 PM

71. Me too

Sometimes I buy the small tortillas and make street tacos with my killer cabbage salad on top.

My daughters played basketball in high school and parents would host night-before-game-day dinners. Taco bar was always a hit.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:32 PM

4. A hambone wrapped in an old shoe. Actually the protei bowls are good, especially if you ...

... ask them to sub the iceberg lettuce with black beans. Actually is a pretty healthy plate.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:21 PM

23. I'm having hillbilly bowl tonight.

Bacon, heirloom tomatoes, sauteed squash, black eye peas, and rice.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:57 PM

33. Home grown orange tomatoes with olive, home grown/made pesto, Lemon cucumber and Piskalily

and scallops.

Life is fat since we quit eating out.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:33 PM

5. real tacos off any taco truck anywhere....

Jack in the Box tacos from the drive thru taste great at 2:00 am because it's that, or Denny's.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:45 PM

13. +1

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:00 PM

36. You had me at 'taco truck'

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:27 PM

43. Lol..true

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:55 PM

58. Right. All grease tastes good once the booze has impaired your judgment

Give me pastor, give me lengua... if the sun's starting to come up, give me eggs with machacado or chorizo. Give me real flavor, not grease

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:04 PM

61. +1,

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:33 PM

6. Lechon Asado -Cuban Style Roasted Pork from Versailles in the Los Angeles area

The pork, with black beans and rice, washed down with Sangria - heaven on earth.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:33 PM

7. I can.

Casey’s BBQ Beef Pizza. The bastards discontinued it. The taste of that box full of grease was awesome. I miss that pizza.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:43 PM

11. Casey's Taco pizza is my favorite

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:31 PM

25. My wife loves that one as well.

They pulled my favorite and Wendy’s pulled their spicy nuggets; which I also really liked.

“Hey, what is really good that will piss off a lot of people if we discontinue it?” “Let’s do that!”

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:43 PM

12. Any taco truck taco is better than Jerk in the Box tacos.

Any. Taco. Truck. Taco.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:53 PM

14. Real tacos made by actual Mexicans with real ingredients.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:20 PM

62. Yeah, most tacos in Mexico are wonderful.

Love the little taco stands;.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

15. i thought and thought and finally came up with something better:

"literally anything".

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 01:56 PM

16. Seriously?

I live quite close to Mexico, and although there is a Jack in town, any real Mexican restaurant has better.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:02 PM

17. I suppose if you're Jack-in-the-Boxing, you could go with mini tacos

Higher ratio of deep fried exterior to mysterious greasy interior.

You have to appreciate them for whatever they are. Kink of like a sack of White Castles (and for those, definitely go with onion rings as a side), or the Whataburger that Texas is IMO inexplicably fond of. Part regional, part what you like, part what you grew up with

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:13 PM

18. I'm with you!

I have loved them since I moved to Houston in 1970. I'm not sure they are the best Tacos...but whatever they are, I love 'em. No Jack in the Box around here though.
On edit: We're not the only ones...Americans buy 1000 jitb tacos every minute.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:15 PM

19. Lounge! Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:19 PM

21. They got tacos there? nt

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:19 PM

20. Big Star burgers in Kenosha, WI.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:47 PM

66. The Spot is better 😁

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:20 PM

22. Ice cream

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:27 PM

24. I'm eating a pretty boss Greek salad at the moment.

Seriously though...I don't get the deep fried taco thing....but I know people who drive 3 hours east of here to get them in Spokane.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:32 PM

26. Loved Them In College

The Jack was the only 24 hour fast food joint in the city we lived in.
So, it was our go to place if waited too long to decide on pizza.
Loved those tacos.
Doesn't matter now though, as I don't know that there's a Jack within a hundred miles. Maybe more than that!

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:34 PM

27. OMG, I love Jack in the Box tacos,

if there's a Jack in the Box at a truck stop, I'll eat about 6 of them, along with their curly fries.
As far as something better, no other fast food compares to their tacos, IMO.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:35 PM

28. Taco Bell nt

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:40 PM

29. Used to be a fan

I grew up in Texas. There was a Jack in the Box right across the street from the UT campus. For many years I would eat there regularly, mostly because they always had a few things on the menu for $1 or less, including 2 tacos for $1. I came to really like JitB (or so I thought).

After leaving Texas I would always want to stop at one when returning for a visit or when traveling to a location that had them. Once I hit my 40s I started getting bad heartburn/indigestion when I ate Jack in the Box. I finally gave up on them and have avoided them when back in the south.

My real favorite - which I still seek out - is Olga's Kitchen's Olga sandwich (like a Greek gyro with a better bread and yummy melty cheese). The one in Houston shut down after I left Houston. The one in Austin shut down after I left Austin. Then I moved to Michigan, the home of Olga's! That is the only place you can find them (I think).

I still make a point to stop by and get a couple whenever I am in Michigan.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:43 PM

30. Better for what? Greasing axles? Maybe

I’m confusing Taco Bell and jack in the box. Still funny though.

All in good fun. Enjoy your tacos.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:43 PM

31. As my late mother used to say...

They're so bad, they're good. That being said, I much prefer a taco from any given taco truck of one from Jack in the Box.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:56 PM

32. When i was in high school

my school bus stop was in front of a JitB and I had a super taco or a breakfast jack (or both) almost every morning so I do understand where you are coming from. Since I moved to FL almost 40 years ago I have only seen a JitB about 3 times but every time I made a beeline to the counter to get me a Super taco (Although I guess now you get 2 mini tacos instead of 1 big one).

I don't care of JitB is gross. I don't care if they use kangaroo meat. I don't care if Jacques Pépin is cooking next door.

Jack in the Box tacos are awesome.

And I'm not even drunk.


Yet.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:58 PM

34. Nothing is better than JIB tacos

And living in So Fla I have zero access to them.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 02:58 PM

35. I'm thinking: authentic tacos from a real Mexican restaurant.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:02 PM

37. Apples and oranges

I simply assume that Jack misnamed the food-like product.

They are not tacos. Any more than Pizza Hut pizza is actual pizza. I enjoy(ed) them for what they were and did not make comparisons.

Even the burgers were only compared to other fast-food burgers - McD's, Burger King, Whataburger (the closest challenger).

They were particularly tasty greasy, leather-covered demi-disks with added cheese-like foodish product.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:11 PM

38. Jack in the Box -- The only time we'd eat there was at 1AM when most other after-hours closed.

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There's a world of better out there. They're just about on par with Taco Bell.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #38)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:31 PM

49. There's a lot of variability between franchises.

Our local one is amazing but I've gone there on road trips and can see where the hate comes from.

For what it is, it's pretty good. Better than McDonalds and Wendys. About on par with Burger King. Certainly not sit down or fine dining.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:27 PM

39. White Castle sliders

I'll take this 2AM drunk staple over any other post-midnight food.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 03:41 PM

40. Easy....any Whataburger combination with onion rings...n/t

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:22 PM

41. One of the few good things in TX.

Damn good burgers.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:28 PM

45. Came here to say the exact same. Have you tried the Pico de Gallo Burger?

I almost got that today for breakfast in lieu of my patty melt combo w rings.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #45)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:42 PM

54. Unfortunately I'm currently in exile in Florida....

I'm currently looking to return to Texas but am holding off until it turns blue again. Have been in Florida for last three years.

I'll be seeking political asylum in New Mexico shortly...just across the state line...

As for the Pico Burger....I must have at some point...lol.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #54)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:02 PM

60. Theres a few WB's in Jacksonville and they're building another near my work.

I usually hit the one at the beach for an early lunch.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #60)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:41 PM

64. I'm stuck down here in Dade County...

But thanks for the heads up.

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #40)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:52 PM

67. I miss Whataburger, but we have Culvers and that's pretty good!

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #67)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:46 PM

74. Culvers?

Culver's? Here in south florida?

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #74)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 07:19 PM

76. No, we have them here in Wisconsin

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:25 PM

42. Telway sliders in Metro Detroit.

Damn good.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:27 PM

44. Jack in the Box Ultimate Cheeseburgers before they eliminated the third cheese.

Now they're dead to me.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #44)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:30 PM

46. Oh yeah, that's gotta hurt

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:30 PM

47. A well cooked rib eye steak.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:31 PM

48. Sex. Now ask me a tough one.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #48)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:58 PM

59. Can you handle tacos with sex?

Please note: I'm "asking you a tough one" but it's "tacos with sex"; I'm not asking about "sex with tacos"

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:33 PM

50. real tacos

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:34 PM

51. A Gyro

From Gyro King in Palm Harbor.

The best.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:41 PM

53. Alpo

 

And literally anything.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:44 PM

55. Taco Bell Tacos.

FITE ME

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:51 PM

56. tacos

Meaning real, actual tacos. If you got a pastor taco on a homemade mais tortilla with onions and cilantro, grilled with just a hint of pineapple and lime, you'd give up your heathen Taco Bell ways.

This is what love tastes like.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 04:53 PM

57. They are good. They are called "Super Tacos"

The family affectionately called them "Stupid Tacos". You have to eat them upside down though. That is the only way to eat a stupid taco. And btw they have them in mini size now too.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:23 PM

63. Oral sex

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:44 PM

65. I've always been embarrassed to admit I like them

And yes, I usually make my own pulled-pork tacos with homemade corn tortillas and homemade salsa. But JIB tacos go back to my childhood in California, when my dad would bring them home late at night and we'd gorge on tacos and French fries. I hadn't had them in decades, then indulged when I went back to CA for a visit -- and they were as tasty as I remembered.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 05:56 PM

68. A cure for Alzheimer's. n/t

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:02 PM

69. Horse shit. Better. Nt

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:16 PM

72. Tacos: they're what cleanses the colon

after a night of heavy drinking.

Any taco from Cantina Laredo or On the Border is better, IMO.

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:16 PM

73. White Castle

I win

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Response to DanieRains (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 06:48 PM

75. Looks like you started a great thread!

Thanks for the distraction!

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