Scratch Taco Boutique opens today at 11:00 a.m., and general manager Zach Bedell wants everyone to know that this isn't just some Mexican restaurant on Coleman Boulevard. "Tacos actually only make up one-third of our menu," he told Eater, but emphasized that the food item was highly revered by himself and chef Mat Jones. "We got our inspirations from food trucks in Austin, Texas ..." and "... we wanted to elevate the taco to the next level." What will make the Scratch tacos stand out are the housemade corn and flour tortillas created with local ingredients, like Geechie Boy cornmeal. "It's a much different texture and taste than most people are used to," Bedell told us, "it's better."
But, as the menu reveals, it isn't just South of the Border inspired fare, there are dinner plates and appetizers than span multiple cuisines, like crostini with tomato jam or grilled salmon served with a cucumber salad. Bottom line, don't expect the waiter to drop off complimentary chips and salsa at the table and have an open mind for different culinary dialects—tacos included.
For those you can't make it to the opening day, Eater photographer Rémy Thurston captured the interior and patio of the restaurant here.