The owner of an under-construction taco stand in SOMA told SFoodie he's hoping to launch a soft opening on Monday, June 22. Arturo Aguilar described Publico Urban Taqueria (in the Trader Joe's shopping complex, 555 Ninth St. at Brannan) as a taco truck without an engine. "Your zero-emission taco truck," he said. Aguilar is co-owner of Dos Piñas
(251 Rhode Island at 15th St.). He said Publico's menu would be similar, only, with no kitchen on site, slightly streamlined: tacos, tortas, quesadillas, tortilla soup. The walk-up kiosk -- formerly Cuppa Coffee -- has outdoor seating only.