Two weeks ago the Deep Ellum team opened the adjacent Lone Star Taco Bar, thereby filling a previously vacant void in the Boston dining scene. As Lone Star co-owner Max Toste tells the Metro, there really aren't any other taco bars. “There are a lot of places that have opened as restaurants and are run like restaurants. We opened a bar,” he says. The Herald portrays Lone Star as a tribute to other owner Aaron Sanders' Texan roots: "Lone Star Taco Bar... offers small plates and Texas-sized flavors inspired by the Big D [Dallas], a town with a taco joint on every corner." It's not a burrito joint, it's not a ritzy, mezcal-soaked upscale Mexican sit-down restaurant, and it's not just a taqueria or a bar: it's both, and it seems to be the city's only. In other words, it's the lone taco bar, and that makes it a star.
[Photos: Jamie Rogers]