From left:  Annatto shredded pork (#8), fish n' chips (#16), slow roasted Angus brisket (#12) and  falafel (#6) at Velvet Taco  on Henderson Ave.  Photographed on Friday, August 3, 2018.   (Rex C Curry/Special Contributor)

From left: Annatto shredded pork (#8), fish n' chips (#16), slow roasted Angus brisket (#12) and falafel (#6) at Velvet Taco on Henderson Ave. Photographed on Friday, August 3, 2018. (Rex C Curry/Special Contributor)

Rex C Curry/Special Contributor

There's been a lot of debate about which city is the taco capital of Texas. Recently, D Magazine had the gumption to crown Dallas with the title. Now, a North Texas taco joint notched the region a point in the form of celebrity endorsement.

After a gig at Bass Performance Hall on Aug. 18, country musician Lyle Lovett stopped by Velvet Taco in Fort Worth and publicly thanked the person who introduced him to the restaurant, former professional motocross star Broc "Golden Boy" Glover, on social media. Sure, Lovett may not be a critic, but he's a well-traveled Texas native and there aren't any other tacos featured on his social media fed, just sayin'.

Velvet Taco reaches north, to a new Dallas neighborhood

"Large Band Tour Manager Mike Sponarski and I ended up there at 2 in the morning after our show at @basshall last Saturday night, after the trucks were loaded and the dust had settled," Lovett wrote in his post. "I'm not saying Mike and I were the oldest people there, but we were the oldest people there."

Luckily, tacos don't discriminate.

Velvet Taco opened its first restaurant in Dallas in 2011 and has since expanded to nearly a dozen locations across the Lone Star State and Chicago. It's known for staying open to feed late-night revelers -- the Dallas location stays open until 4 a.m. on weekends -- and for its backdoor chicken deal, which includes a whole rotisserie chicken, elotes, and corn tortillas for $20.

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