Times of social and political unrest have often led to some powerful art and music. Austin-based rock band Spoon is putting a new spin on the history of musicians speaking out in support of social justice. The band has teamed with Veracruz All Natural, makers of some of the best tacos in Austin, for the El Norteño taco. The special features a hard-fried egg, poblano and bell peppers, red onions, tortilla strips, bacon and Jack cheese.
The taco goes on sale Thursday and runs through March 22 at the 1704 E. Cesar Chavez St. location, with all proceeds benefiting Austin-based American Gateways, a non-profit dedicated to championing “the dignity and human rights of immigrants and refugees through legal services, education, and advocacy.”
The taco sounds pretty damn good. As much food as I’ve eaten from Veracruz, I’ve never tried their bacon. Of course, those who don’t want bacon can 86 it to create a vegetarian take on the special.
Spoon will be playing a three-day residency at the former Emo’s, rebranded next week as the Main, March 14-16. Their new album, “Hot Thoughts,” drops March 17, when they’ll play a free show at Waterloo Records at 6 p.m.