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What’s this? That tiny, awkward building on Sixth is getting a new restaurant

I don’t have much info about the location – other than it’s where It’s Greek To Me used to serve gyros – but the awkward little building at the crazy intersection where Sprague, Sixth and Division collide will soon be home to a Mexican restaurant. I’ve been spotting workers on the building. I’m not sure what they’re doing to the roof, but it looks complicated. A painter told me that the restaurant will serve Mexican food and the owners have another restaurant in Seattle.

Speaking of It’s Greek To Me – if you didn’t already know this, the longtime Sixth

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Taco Roundup 2012: A listing of South Sound taco trucks

Some of the South Sound’s best taquerias are on wheels. While Vuelva a la Vida and Tacos Guaymas remain my favorite brick-and-morter taquerias for the freshest Mexican fast food in town, taco trucks have taken over as my go-to eateries for fast-service tortas, tacos and burritos.

I counted just a few trucks four years ago. That number has ballooned to 14 – and I may have missed a truck or two because of their migratory habits. Like birds, they’re known to move without notice and they keep irregular hours (now if we only could get them to flock).

Here are reviews of the five best trucks of the 14 visited. With so many trucks operating, I could afford to be picky. What kept the other nine trucks from my top five was that they lacked decent seating or skimped on freebies such as pickled carrots, radishes and salsa. In some cases, meats were dry or the execution was a bit off. Nevertheless, I’ve listed those trucks at the end of this blog post. Also, don’t forget to check out the map. Read more »