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Guest Chef #3: Justin Carlisle

  • Existing Conditions 35 West 8th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

The Laughing Taco Night

A la Carte Menu

Street Style Tacos (Vegetarian) - $2.50 Each or 3 for $7

  • Papa - Potatoes braised in seasoned tomato and chipotle, corn tortilla, topped with onions and cilantro

  • Nopalitos - Cactus cooked in guajillo chiles, corn tortilla, topped with onions and cilantro

Larger style tacos on flour tortillas - $4.75 each or 3 for $13

  • Pirata - Seasoned chopped Carlisle Steak, Caramelized Cheese, flour tortilla, finished with onion, cilantro and avocado.

  • Gringa - Marinated Pork, Caramelized Cheese, flour tortilla finished with onion and cilantro

  • Campechano - Combination of marinated pork and seasoned chopped Carlisle beef, flour tortilla, finished with onions, cilantro and avocado

Existing Conditions Additions

  • Excon Guacamole -$12

  • Seafood Aguachilies -$18

Beverage Highlights

  • Saratoga Paloma - $16

  • Strawberry Carbarita - $16

  • El Jorgorio Madrequixe & Sudachi - $45

  • Other Mezcal Selections 

  • Tecate with Clarified lime - $6

*drink and beer specials

Photo from The Chef’s Garden

Photo from The Chef’s Garden

Chef Justin Carlisle grew up on a small beef farm in rural Wisconsin and food has always played a large part of his life. Starting in small restaurants, the passion for cooking grew and help developed a love of food and hard work ethic.


His restaurant Ardent (opened in October of 2013) has been named one of the 15 best new restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler; Best Restaurant in the State of Wisconsin by the Business Insider; and was named semifinalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. Justin is a James Beard Awards nominee for Best Chef Midwest for 2015, 2016; and he has been named nominee again this year on the same category. Plate Magazine named him one of the top 30 chefs to watch in 2016.


During his time as a Chef, Justin has continued to support the local food movement and use a modern technical approach to it. 

Earlier Event: March 17
Guest Chef #3: Justin Carlisle
Later Event: March 24
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