Sassy Taco food truck permanently closes, along with many others in CNY

By Don Cazentre |

Aug 25, 2020

The Sassy Taco Food Truck, a fixture at local brewery tap rooms and other locations around Central New York since 2017, is shutting down permanently.

“After significant consideration, we have decided to ‘put a fork’ in Sassy Taco and will close our window for good at the conclusion of our remaining catered events,” the Facebook post said. “All public appearances have been cancelled effective immediately.”

The exact number of restaurants permanently shut down in the wake of the coronavirus remains unclear. It can be difficult to determine whether a restaurant has permanently closed, or is just keeping its doors shut until the pandemic eases or it can operate under the restrictions.

The permanent closings have included everything from high-end steakhouses to diners and pizza shops. Some were old, some were fairly new.

Below is a sampling of the permanent closings in CNY confirmed so far:

  • Jail Hoss Rock Café, 300 S. State St., Syracuse
  • The Chef & The Cook, 7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville
  • Niki’s Quick Cup Diner, 1513 W Genesee St., Syracuse
  • Ironwood Pizza, 145 E. Seneca St., Manlius
  • John Thomas Steakhouse, 1152 Danby Road, Ithaca
  • Ten Forward Cafe, 115 E. State St., Ithaca
  • Kelley’s Bar & Restaurant, 5076 Velasko Road, Onondaga
  • The Full Belly Deli, 1225 Jefferson Road, Rochester
  • Shmegs, Buffalo Road, Rochester