Alan, the owner of Sugo Cafe told me that it started off as a goof, but the feedback was so positive that it became full time gig. I am talking about Jax Tacos and Dogs (62 W. Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY), the satellite food joint attached his main restaurant Sugo Cafe.
Today’s taco specials were: blackened fish, jerk chicken, Korean & pulled-brisket, but Alan made me feel like I could order anyting I want. In fact, the couple after me mentioned to him that they were vegetarians. Alan quickly said, “Give me a few minutes and I’ll whip something up.” I, on the other hand, am a man that needs guidance when it comes to food, so I just stuck to the menu and ordered all four of the ‘menu’ tacos – to be split with my wife of course.
The tacos are 5 bucks each, 2 for $9 and are well worth it. We couldn’t pick out a favorite because they all were very different from each other: The pulled-brisket had a pico de gallo with a kick; the jerk chicken had a pineapple / mango salsa and was also slightly spicy; the blackened fish had guacamole and the korean was bbq beef & kimchi. Just thinking about these tacos makes me want to go back.
Alan came over and asked how they were and I told him how I wanted to just sit in front of his place all day and tell people to eat there. A little bit of a disclaimer: I’ve been to Sugo Cafe a lot and Alan recognizes me and my wife. Has no idea that I write this blog, btw. He thanked me for my kind comment and came out a few minutes later with a small chili on a corn chip treat. It was a great way to end our lunch.
Wait a minute? What about the dogs? Well, didn’t have one today, but I will pretty soon!Jax Tacos and Dogs 62 W. Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY sugocafe.com