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Taco Wars: Rockers Open New Front in Williamsburg

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Attention, hipsters: This taco's for you.Photo: iStockPhoto.com

Earlier we brought your attention to Pinche, the new taco joint that placed neighbor La Esquina on notice for its inauthentic tacos. Now comes a stunning development on the eastern front: in about two weeks a taco truck will be parking on (get ready for it) North 7th Street and Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. It will be manned by comedian (and front man of the Jewish) Jeffrey Jensen and Bad Wizard singer Curtis Brown, who conducted research at the trucks on Roosevelt Avenue.

Brown tells us he's cooking “less skanky” versions of the classics: pulled pork, roasted chicken and beef, Baja-style fish, plus menudo soup (with tripe) and corn chowder for winter. No tortas, alas, because Brown plans on making everything himself (even the tortillas) and he isn’t about to bake bread. But beginning in April, he will serve breakfast burritos. Operating hours in the meantime: Wednesday to Thursday, 6 p.m. till 2 a.m.; Friday, 6 p.m. till 4 a.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. till 4 a.m.; Sunday, noon till 6 p.m. Look for the baby-blue and hot-pink truck surrounded by ravenous hipsters, and expect a serious traffic drop-off at Anna Maria pizza, the go-to drunken feeding spot.

Related: Taco War Is On. Authentic Newcomer Pinche Calls Out La Esquina

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