Over the weekend, we learned that Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, was taking food orders and clearing tables at her sister’s new Mexican restaurant in Dallas, Resident Taqueria. Now, in a new interview with Bon Appétit, the rocker-turned-waitress talks about her new non-musical stint, including how she came to take on the gig, dealing with difficult customers, and her preferred salsa (spoiler: it’s salsa verde).
According to Clark, she didn’t intend on bussing tables at all — she popped into the new restaurant craving a margarita — but joined in on the fun almost immediately. “I had just flown in and went to the restaurant to hang out and see what the vibe was like,” she says. “When it started getting busy, it was just a case of, we saw tables that needed to be cleared, so I got a towel, and got to work. [Clark’s sister] Amy and I are both pretty Type-A, get-it-done people.”
She also notes how, in addition to being a family affair, she “believed in the concept” of the restaurant. “It’s not just familial duty; it’s an actual deep belief in what they’re doing. I’m a big Empellón Taqueria and Alex Stupak fan — I love that dude and his work — and [Resident Taqueria] is New York good.”
Also revealed in the interview? Clark much prefers tacos to burritos. “Get outta here with that. Taco! Go back to San Francisco. I don’t need a burrito.”
Read the full interview over at Bon Appétit.