Nothing says summer like a barbecue taco, especially with cold craft beer on draught. If you’re looking for a great deal, get 3 tacos & a can of PBR for $10 from 5-10 PM every Tuesday at Rooks Tavern.
A few recent favorites include our brisket, buffalo chicken, and barbacoa tacos:
Our sweet and sour brisket tacos feature grilled tortillas, pan-seared red bell pepper and onion, fried pickled jalapeño, and a combination of Rooks’ house coffee-adobo and Carolina mop barbecue sauces.
We keep our buffalo chicken tacos fresh with bleu cheese sauce and a generous helping of spicy local micro-radishes.
Our barbecoa tacos feature slow-smoked beef cheeks marinated in adobo and served on either corn (gluten free) or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro, fresh onion, lime, and smoked sea salt.
At Rooks, we love to make the most of fresh produce. Several sides that are perfect for accompanying tacos include our pickle plate (vegan, usually gluten free), soup of the day (usually vegan), and hushpuppies served with house mole (vegan and gluten free):
The featured ingredients on our house pickle plate are always changing, but this early summer offering includes pickled jalapeños, okra, onions, and sweet-hot peppers with local floral garnishes.
The soup of the day also changes depending on fresh ingredients. Our elote (grilled corn) soup is garnished with chopped fresh tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños, ancho powder, fried tortilla strips, cilantro, and lime.
Our hushpuppies are made out of fresh corn masa sourced locally from Koki’s Tortillas and served over our house mole — a slow-cooked combination of spices, chiles, vegetables, and fruits. This vegan and gluten free dish has a surprising amount of flavor and is half price during our extended weekday happy hours from 5-10 PM Tuesday through Thursday and during standard happy hour on Friday from 5-7 PM.
If you’d like to check out more of the tacos we’ve featured in the past, check out our spring Taco Tuesday blog entry. Join us every Tuesday for unique taco offerings, half off selected appetizers and small plates — including chips & salsa and hushpuppies & mole, $2 off craft beer on draught, and $4 glasses of house wine.