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Spoon Frontman Britt Daniel Loves Austin’s Cheap Breakfast Tacos

The band is creating a special taco for charity in Los Angeles.

Britt Daniel, back right, with fellow judges Andrew Zimmern, Christina Grdovic, and Graham Elliot at Austin Food and Wine Festival 2014.
Britt Daniel, back right, with fellow judges Andrew Zimmern, Christina Grdovic, and Graham Elliot at Austin Food and Wine Festival 2014.
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Britt Daniel, the lead singer of Austin-born band Spoon, shared his love of the city’s breakfast taco with music website Pitchfork today. Spoon created a special taco of the month for HomeState, a self-proclaimed "Texas Kitchen" in Los Angeles, to benefit a music nonprofit. On breakfast tacos, Daniel said,

My taco is called the ‘Ranchero,’ and it’s based on the kind of tacos I’d get every morning for 59 cents when I first moved to Austin. The great thing about those breakfast taco places was that they were open til 3 in the afternoon — still an entirely appropriate time for breakfast. I’d wake up, take my girlfriend to work around 7, get breakfast, head home, catch a couple more hours of sleep, wake back up, work on a song, then head back to the taco shop at 2:45 for lunch. We called it double dipping.

Taco fanatic Daniel helped judge the Rock Your Taco competition during last year’s Austin Food & Wine Festival. He also told Noisey earlier this spring that he enjoys tacos from Torchy’s and Polvo’s.

Polvos Mexican Restaurant

2004 S 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 512 441 5446 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

2801 Guadalupe Street, , TX 78705 (512) 494-8226 Visit Website

HomeState

1992 Lincoln Avenue, , CA 91103 (323) 982-8600 Visit Website

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