The Taco Mafia Is Making Austin’s Restaurant Scene a Little Friendlier
Sara Mardanbigi knew something was wrong the moment she woke, because her pillow was unusually cool. The co-owner and manager of Nixta Taqueria in Austin checked the thermometer. It was 40 degrees inside the house she shares with her boyfriend and business partner, Nixta executive chef Edgar Rico. Mardanbigi woke him up early that morning, February 15, the second day of a devastating winter storm that sent temperatures plunging below freezing for a record six days. Four million Texans were left without power; nearly 15 million faced water disruptions. As people grew colder, hungrier, and thirstier, Rico and Mardanbigi decided to take action. They called on a group of restaurant industry friends, the Taco Mafia, to gather at Nixta and cook—even though the East Austin…View Original Post
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