What Richard Price says in the this interview for Bold Type expresses exactly why the taco shack has become an important outlet for me:
The thing about writing is that because it’s such a solitary activity, at least for me, I need to find projects that involve a little bit of social interaction or I’d go nuts.
I was going somewhat nuts. Now I speak words to people’s faces on some days of the week. And sitting in a room by myself the rest of the time has been relieved of its crooked, distracting glow.