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Pressroom Podcast: Behind The Taco Stand

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You may have seen his most recent food review published last week about Duluth's new restaurant OMC Smokehouse.

This week we invite News Tribune sports reporter and occasional food critic Jon "Taco" Nowacki on the podcast to see what goes into writing his restaurant reviews, how he got his nickname, and how he decides what places to critique.

He also gave a rather blunt review of OMC Smokehouse’s duck fat fries, so we find out where Taco thinks the best fries are in town.

If you have an idea of a place you’d like to see Taco review send us a note at and we’ll pass it along.

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