WHERE Naco Taco
WHAT A large orange and teal-blue trailer, parked on the Central Square taqueria’s 80-seat patio.
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WHOSE IDEA “We wanted it to be a festive beacon of hope in Central Square,” says Alex Tannenbaum, who runs the new spot with restaurateur Brian Lesser and chef Michael Scelfo, known for Harvard Square’s Alden & Harlow. The 28-foot-long, 8½-foot-wide aluminum trailer serves as a year-round kitchen, with windows where guests can glimpse chefs at work. It was customized by Florida company Concession Nation, and local designer Stephen Sousa consulted on its groovy hues. Tannenbaum says that the colorful food trailers of Austin, Texas, Nashville, and Portland, Ore., inspired him. “This thing is orange, bright, and you just can’t miss it,” he says. “And chefs can’t believe how big it is!” Fortunately, it’s connected to the Naco dining room, so tacos are safely toted from trailer to table even in foul weather. Naco Taco, 297 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, 617-945-1548, www.nacocentral.com