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Yes, Suerte and Mum Foods Are Making Pastrami Tacos

Austin might ban cashless businesses, plus more news

The pastrami taco from Suerte and Mum Foods
The pastrami taco from Suerte and Mum Foods
Dimitri Staszewski
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Stellar Pastrami Tacos
Revered Mexican restaurant Suerte and farmers market stand and deli Mum Foods are teaming up to make pastrami tacos for one day only. The corn tortilla will feature pastrami, a queso made of mimolette (a French cheese) and mustard, sauerkraut, and escabeche. The $5 order comes with two tacos. It takes place at Suerte in East Austin on Tuesday, February 4 starting at 5 p.m. until everything runs out.

Cashless Business Ban?
Austin’s Human Rights Commission wants to force all restaurants and stores to accept cash, as reported by KVUE. While the group is understanding that businesses — like Tiff’s Treats — are likely to avoid cash transactions because of theft and burglaries, it also cited a study that implied that the practice of not accepting cash is unintentionally discriminatory (“17 percent of African-American households and 14 percent of Hispanic households don’t have bank accounts,” according to the commission). This ruling wouldn’t affect small businesses with less than five employees, i.e. food trucks. The City Council will discuss the matter during a spring meeting in either March or April. New York City is in the middle of passing a similar ban this year.

Mum Foods

5811 Manor Road, , TX 78723 (512) 270-8021 Visit Website


1800 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 522-3031 Visit Website