Hey, Muchacho! | Food + Drink Features | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice
Pin It

Hey, Muchacho! 

Side Dishes: Burlington gets a taco truck


“We’ve been an ugly little rumor for a long time,” Jamie Miller says. As soon as early October, rumor will become reality when Muchacho Taco serves its first meal.

Vermont foodies may recognize Miller, a New England Culinary Institute grad, as the former head cheese maker at Shelburne Farms, president of the Vermont Cheese Council and chef about town at diverse restaurants — including, recently, American Flatbread — Burlington Hearth.

Despite a full dance card, Miller has long talked about starting a taco business. After his designs on two brick-and-mortar spaces fell through earlier this year, Miller purchased a trailer in Maine and spent the summer converting it into a usable kitchen.

The menu will start small: “a very bastardized version of what we eventually want it to be,” as Miller puts it. The focus will be on tacos and other foods of the American South and Southwest. An early menu includes tacos with smoked chicken, pork or black beans, dressed with cabbage slaw, homemade salsa, sour cream and lime. Pulled-pork and pulled-chicken sandwiches are joined by a shrimp po’ boy and muffuletta. Miller plans to remain open through the winter, when soups — including New Mexico-style green chile served with corn bread — will be a key part of the business.

Pending the inking of a contract, he prefers to remain mum on specific locations, saying, “We do have at least one downtown business interested in having us a couple of days [a week].” Other Burlington companies, Miller says, have asked him to bring the trailer for special events or deliver prepared food to their offices.

Taco watchers can keep an eye out for Muchacho Taco’s first and future appearances by following it on Facebook or Twitter.

Did you appreciate this story?

Show us your ❤️ by becoming a Seven Days Super Reader.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It

About The Author

Alice Levitt

Alice Levitt

AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Seven Days moderates comments in order to ensure a civil environment. Please treat the comments section as you would a town meeting, dinner party or classroom discussion. In other words, keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Recent Comments

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2019 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation