Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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5 reasons I love Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, including a new food truck, a Highway 280 grand opening and the buzzworthy 4:20 Nachos

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Wasabi Juan’s. Photo submitted

If your inner child met your adult self, they would share a plate of 4:20 Nachos at Wasabi Juan’s. The dish combines the nostalgic crunch of Doritos with an umami burst of raw tuna, sweet unagi sauce, spicy mayo and cool avocado. It’s a seemingly impossible combination that just works, which sums up everything I love about this locally owned Birmingham restaurant. With a new food truck, a new Highway 280 location and more to come, there are more ways than ever to get your sushi burrito fix.

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Local family behind Wasabi Juan’s debuts food truck, feeds homeless community in Linn Park

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Wasabi Juan’s food truck on Serve Day, July 14. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Toro family puts a lot of love into the food they serve at Wasabi Juan’s, and they treat their customers like family. On Saturday, July 14, they brought that love to Linn Park to feed the homeless residents of downtown Birmingham.

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