What makes a taco the best? What makes it worthy of traveling thousands of miles and contending with extreme summer dessert heat? Cooking Channel’s Michael Symon answered these questions while biting into Taco Guild’s duck taco with fried brie and fire-roasted apricot compote for the season premiere of his foodie-favorite Burgers, Brews & ‘Que.
Intent on shining a spotlight on the best meat dishes and local beers around the country, Michael Symon chose Taco Guild’s award-winning tacos to kick off the show’s fourth season. Michael met Chef Teja Lujan in the Taco Guild kitchen for a lesson on coffee braising and insights into her penchant for combining unexpected ingredients to achieve mouthwatering results.
The recently-introduced Cartel coffee braised beef celebrated by Michael Symon is not only found paired with mango relish in the popular taco but is also prominently featured in several Taco Guild brunch dishes, including the popular Cartel Coffee Hash & Eggs.
Taco Guild’s brunch is an ode to Chef Lujan’s gift of taking ingredients you normally wouldn’t expect to see in your kitchen and turning them into a classic dish that brings you to a nostalgic place.
Watch the episode here, and visit Taco Guild during brunch, lunch, or dinner to try the dishes celebrated by the Cooking Channel as one of the best tacos in the US.