Bakersfield OTR was inspired by a city (Bakersfield, CA) known for spawning an era of music called the Bakersfield Sound. The “Sound” was a reaction to the slick, pop country music coming out of Nashville. It was firmly country but had more of a rock n’ roll influence, and was a bit less polished than other records of the time. Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and others defined this type of music, and it quickly became a nation-wide phenomenon in the 1950’s and 1960’s. These guys were rebels of their time. Rock stars with a hillbilly, country attitude.
I really wanted to hit Bakersfield Taco in Cincinnati today for lunch but company meetings and such, I just wanted to get home. I noticed they had a location in Columbus since I had to drive through on my way home I stopped in. I had to have the Pork Belly Pastor taco. I wish I would have ordered the Short Rib Taco also. But with Taste of Belgium earlier. The taco was very good. The pork belly was great flavor. I added a spritz of hot sauce just because the barkeep said it was good. He was right it made the taco. The Queso for the chips was very tasty and the hot sauce added made it a bit better. Once again great staff, service and prices. I'm going to count this as an actual Triple D visit (makes 52 now) because the barkeep said I could. Reasoning is I was in Cincy this morning and didn't want to wait around for a couple hours for Bakersfield OTR to open at 11am.