Pie Town Tacos Coming to Downtown

Fast-casual taco spot will fill former Hot Diggity Dogs site.

By WILLIAM WILLIAMS JUL 20, 2020 4 PM

Original Article Source: https://www.nashvillescene.com/food-drink/bites/article/21140678/pie-town-tacos-coming-to-downtown

Fast-casual taco shop Pie Town Tacos will open by month’s end in the quirky downtown Nashville building last home to Hot Diggity Dogs.

According to a release, Jason and Lea Crockarell will own and operate the fast-casual restaurant at 614 Ewing Ave., in the Pie Town district from which the taco shop’s name derives. 

Pie Town Tacos will offer both traditional street tacos, including carne asada and al pastor with garnishes on corn tortillas, and “Nashville hot tacos” made with a house spice blend. Taco bowls with chorizo and potato, chilaquiles, fresh salsas, chips with queso, and house-made sopapillas complete the menu. Vegetarian options will include “Nashville hot cauliflower” tacos, tofu chorizo bowls, black beans, cotija potatoes and green rice.

The Crockarells have operated Flavor Catering since 2006 (and, since 2011, in a building adjacent to Pie Town Tacos). Pie Town Tacos will honor Lea’s Mexican heritage.

Once open, the restaurant will operate Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., initially offering carry-out and delivery only. The Pie Town Tacos food truck will accommodate takeout orders, which are available via either walk-up or online. Delivery (through Grubhub and Postmates) and  catering are available, with the food truck to serve at both public and private events

Once dine-in service is eventually established, the interior space of the distinctive building (a rendering is pictured) will offer seating for up to 20 people, supplemented by an outdoor patio for 12 patrons.

Owned at the time by Leila Vartanian and Gayle Davis, Hot Diggity Dogs closed in January 2019 after a 15-year run. Vartanian owns the building from which Pie Town Tacos will operate, according to Metro records.

“Our friend Gayle at Hot Diggity Dogs is an ambassador for Pie Town and someone that our family loves,” Jason Crockarell says in the release. “We hope to continue that tradition by … providing a place for the community to hang out and enjoy good food.”

Pie Town — Ewing Avenue is also home to Proper Sake and Tennessee Brew Works — is named for the multiple “pie slices” created by the area’s street splits. It is loosely part of downtown’s greater SoBro district.

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