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The pastrami, butter chicken, and smoked barbacoa tacos at Pachuco's.On July 19, 2019, Ruben Carrasco Jr. drove from Midland to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to pick up his food truck. He didn’t know it, but forty-five minutes away in El Paso, his hometown, his younger brother, Jeffrey Carrasco, had just died in a motorcycle accident. “He’s the one who convinced me in the first place to follow my dream that I had since I was a teenager to buy a food truck,” Carrasco told me. For years, he and Jeffrey had brainstormed ideas for food truck concepts and how to open a business together. Then Jeffrey was gone. The accident occurred while Jeffrey was riding around Lincoln Park with his motorcycle club. Carrasco knew that as his younger brother lay dying, in the shadow of…

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