Two things: I love Birmingham. Secondly, I love the FOOD in Birmingham…
After New York Deli shut down in 2013, Chef Chris Dupont of Café Dupont was inspired to open up a spot that features street food from different cultures from around the world.
I learned of Tau Poco’s existence while conversing with a co-worker after a meeting one afternoon.
He had nothing but positive feedback to give regarding his culinary experience at this place. It was then that we set a date to visit Tau Poco the following week.
The current location in the former home of New York Deli is the perfect spot for Tau Poco. The atmosphere definitely gives that of street food “vibes”. From the colorful wall paintings to the vending machines that house Jarritos Soda & Mexican Coke, you will definitely feel like you’re spending your lunch hour at a street food festival instead of downtown Birmingham on a typical work day.
With over 1200 combinations (the menu varies periodically), you are allowed to choose from any of the “vessels”, main dish (your meat or veggies (for our vegetarian/vegan friends), sauces, sides, and drinks.
I wanted to try a bit of everything, culturally speaking, for lunch so I went with: The Venezuelan Cachapa (Corncake), Japanese BBQ Steak, For my sauce I did a mixture of Samm Sauce & Ginger Scallion, Korean Kimchi and Mexican Sprite.
Everything was simply delicious! The prices range from about $11-$13 (Depending on what is selected). It was definitely worth the splurge and I plan to try the Korean Pork on my next visit (if it is available).
I think this is the bathroom, but I still thought the art work was cool…