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Whether crunchy or soft, filled with beef, pork or fish, tacos are now as common on menus as hamburgers are.
Tacos are believed to have been invented by Mexican silver miners in the 18th century. The word “taco” referred to the charges the miners used to excavate the ore.
“These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is really a lot like a stick of dynamite,” Jeffrey M. Pilcher, a history professor, told Smithsonian.com.
Why wait for Tuesday to have a taco when you can enjoy your favorite any day of the week? This week’s Best of Atlanta poll asks: Who has the best tacos in metro Atlanta?
Here are your choices:
Don’t see your favorite on our list? Submit a write-in nominee by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday by emailing your pick to Crystal.Villarreal@coxinc.com. If enough people suggest your favorite, we’ll add it to our poll.
The winner will be announced June 1.
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