“Twins” bring Taco Tuesday pop-up to Lincoln Street Diner

They don’t have their own eatery, but the brothers of Bickering Twins Catering have been cooking for pop-up meals around town. The next one is Taco Tuesday this coming week at Ithaca’s Lincoln Street Diner, promising “an authentic Mexican taco experience.”

The Adelmans prepping a pop-up dinner. Photo provided.

The Adelmans prepping a pop-up dinner. Photo by Jennifer Wholey provided.

Brothers Corey and Kevin Adelman — and yes, they really do bicker while they cook — put together their catering company to offer “a mix of traditonal and modern takes on Latin American cuisine, ranging from Mexico and Cuba to Argentina and Peru.”

They’ve operated a pop-up restaurant at the Carriage House Cafe a couple of times, and their next outing is at the local landmark Lincoln Street Diner. The Fall Creek icon, which dates back half a century, “will temporarily be transformed into a taqueria for the night,” says Corey Adelman. He says they’re hoping to start off with monthly taco nights at the diner and expand from there. (Lincoln Street Diner also held BBQ nights last summer and fall.)

They’ll offer a taco with either a flour tortilla or hand-pressed blue corn tortilla and a choice of fillings for $3.50, three tacos for $9.50, or a platter for $13 with three tacos plus rice and a choice of beans or smashed plantains.

Fillings will include lamb barbacoa, chicken in pipian rojo (a Mexican red sauce), garlic shrimp with cabbage slaw, or a vegetarian medley of charred corn, poblano peppers, summer squash, and grilled scallion.

Adelman says the brothers have been using the Lincoln Street Diner, which is only open for breakfast and lunch most of the time, as their commercial commissary kitchen. Owner Chris O’Brien suggested using the space as a pop-up restaurant venue.

The first Taco Tuesday at the Lincoln Street Diner will be this coming Tuesday, August 23rd, from 5-8pm.

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