This past Saturday, somewhere deep in Fountain Valley, a mysterious consortium of people brought back from the dead Naugles, the legendary Mexican fast-food chain absorbed by Del Taco in the 1990s and whose mere mention brings back nostalgic hunger pangs for a certain generation of Southern Californians. The pop-up was supposed to start at one in the afternoon, but there was already a line by 12:30, a line that would increase as the hours went on.
The event was invite-only and capped at 50 people, with a waiting list of over 600 inspired by a post I did a couple of weeks ago announcing the pop-up. The lucky ones paid $25 a piece to pick two items from a five-item menu: A bean burrito, a beef burrito, a combo burrito (bean-and-beef), a bean-and-cheese cup, and a combo cup. While the offerings might seem spartan, it didn't stop people from gorging away and asking the organizers when the next one will happen--and there just might be more items to come.
I would write more at the moment, but I'm working on a cover story about Naugles' comeback to publish before the year ends. We'll have a slide show soon enough. In the meanwhile...DROOL!!!
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