We sat down the other day with Joey Milan, owner of Digg’s Taco Shop. SMU’s The Daily Campus news editor Meredith Carlton and I got to taste the new recipes and brainstorm some ideas that would greatly benefit SMU students.
Being SMU’s neighbor and new friend on the block, Digg’s has proven to be the convenient and delicious taco stop for both students and Highland Park residents.
Although sometimes it’s hard to veer away from your “regular” Digg’s choice (mine is the chicken burrito bowl), sometimes you’ll discover that almost every item at Digg’s is tasty. First, I tried the slow-cooked brisket taco. It was filled with flavor and even had some of their fresh “slaw,” but could have been a bit tenderer (yes, that is a word). I’m more of a chicken kind of girl, but I know you meat lovers would enjoy it.
Then, I tried their salad bowl. Going from iceberg lettuce to romaine and mixed greens definitely gets my attention. The greener, the better. The salad was large and in charge, filled with carrots, tomatoes, black beans, some roasted corn, cheese and a really yummy balsamic dressing. You can also add any meat to the salad and it makes for a much lighter lunch than the burrito bowl.
Next up, nachos. Mmmm so good. Crispy white corn tortillas with cheese, black beans, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos and a roasted pork I believe. I’m not much of a nacho fan, but when I tried these, I became a nacho fan. Not too greasy like you would expect nachos to be, and the meat on top was cooked to perfection.
Finally, I tried the grilled shrimp habanero tacos. If you love spicy food, you’ll love this taco complete with Digg’s own “amped-up sauce”. Wow my mouth was on fire.
Oh, and, Milan was so nice, he sent us home with their home baked crispy donut holes with a side of jelly. I know you’re thinking, donut holes at a taco shop? Just trust me. Try them.
And although Digg’s is the first store of its brand, Milan is no newcomer to the taco scene. He had several taquerias in Houston that did so well he sold them for an offer he couldn’t pass up.
Whether you’re new to SMU or you just haven’t gotten to try Digg’s yet, you’re in for a treat. Named “Digg’s” as a nickname for a “fun joint to hang out at,” they strive to keep students around. They care so much that they offer fun Thursday nights complete with live music and margarita specials. We were even let in on a little secret: there will be pitcher specials too.
And if that wasn’t enough, after 7pm on Thursdays you can show your SMU ID and get a free SMU Digg’s T-shirt.
Can you digg that?