Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tacos/tequila coming into former tacos/beer spot on East Boulevard

Going into the former Longboards tacos and beer spot on East Boulevard is Bakersfield. A tacos/tequila/whiskey chain, it serves Mexican food, is based in Cincinnati (with locations in Columbus and Indianapolis), is named for the California city of Bakersfield, and says on its websites that it's evoking the "Bakersfield Sound" (the music of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, which was a reaction to the Nashville sound of the time).

Target opening is the last week of August, says the company's Lauren Altman, in town Wednesday to help local partner Brian Riggenbach finalize some things. The menu will be "very similar" to other locations, she said. And what will distinguish these tacos from the ones that just vacated the premises? Tortillas made in-house daily, for one thing, she said -- and "the food and service will speak for themselves."

The space has been "completely gutted; we even moved the bar" and Altman dubbed it a neighborhood bar, "with outstanding bar food." 1301 East Blvd.


Anonymous said...

Lovely, another mex place on East Blvd....and to top it off they make you pay for chips and dip..

Cantina (soon to relocate)
Tiajuana Flats

Anonymous said...

They will be doomed to fail just like everyone else who has occupied that location unless they can fix the parking situation.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't judge it until you go there. Looks like it's going to be awesome from what I saw walking by. Completely different space from what it was. Not sure what they're going to do about parking. Hopefully they'll valet, but if it's good I'll walk.