With the passing of Labor Day, fall has officially begun – and so has football season. With kickoff comes tailgating and whether you follow the game closely or not it’s a great excuse to spend time with family and friends. And, any football party needs good food, so I wanted to pass along the recipe for SOHO’s steak tacos – a great tailgate food. Of course, if you decide to stop in at SOHO’s bar for a drink and a few appetizers before the games begin on Saturday and Sunday, that’s a great way to celebrate fall as well!

SOHO Steak Tacos (serves 4)

4 corn or flour tortilla shells

4 oz hanger steak (grilled)

½ head lettuce (shredded)

1 tomato (diced)


Wrap shells in foil and warm in 350 degree oven until hot and softened. Top with 1 oz hanger steak. Add lettuce, tomato, guacamole, sour cream and tomatillo sauce.


Guacamole (serves 4)

2 ripe avocados

¼ onion (minced)

1 serrano chile (remove stem) (minced)

1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)

1 tablespoon lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste


Cut avocado in half. Remove seed. Scoop from peel and put into mixing bowl. Mash the avocado. Add onion, serrano, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mash. (Note: You can add more or less serrano chiles depending on your desired level of hotness).


Tomatillo sauce (serves 4)

10-12 tomatillos (husked and rinsed)

¼ onion (chopped)

1 serrano chile (remove stem)

2 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 whole lime (juiced)


Combine tomatillos, onion and serrano chile in small saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tomatillos are tender. Drain. Blend with cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice until smooth.