So these three youthful Midwesterners are at NYC’s La Guardia airport baggage claim abuzz with anticipatory crackish then/Red Bullish ahora pre-embarking adrenaline rush exclusive to both visitors and residents of Gotham and maximum security prisons. What today would have been a text and/or tweet shared among friends we the public actually participated – okay eavesdropped […]Read More The Verdad La Mexicana Comida Esta Out There….
What makes Mexican food Mexican? Mexicans? Kojak? Where that that it estar, cuz Mexican food is all we eat when we eat out. From Mickey D’s on up the foodie chain. As much as The Food Networks try and present otherwise (oh do I so pray for the premiere of Meso-America’s top chef: ‘Tonight’s ingredient: […]Read More Not Totally Orignial* El Sangre de Vida Picante Sauce (Kojack var.**)
Only caught a sense a local radio programme planned to run a piece about some gringo in NM who sent a batch of green chile seeds through the way back machine. His promise: a pre-genetically engineered chile verde = pure, unadulterated, virginal. By some reports our contemporary chile verde esta veritable genetic Frankenstein. Y what’s […]Read More Leftover T-Bird Green Chilenstein Enchiladasserole
Not necesarioly, but it beats hell outta Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip. You can be the judge and try any of the following fer yerself. Exhibit 1: The Hello Darlin’ Dixiecan Carne Asada y Queso Grits y Amp & Alternator Burro Inhaled this tube ‘o old grits and glory serenaded by Howe Gelb, ergo the AA&A […]Read More Do salsa and a tortilla a Mexican dish make?
Why stop at just uno? (Mira post previo.) It’s Weber season along the concrete shores of Lake Michigan and so long as El Milagro keeps cranking out packs of .49 cent tortilla maize amazing, I will continue to out-gringo-taco any and all contenders for any and all ‘top Chicago taco’ lists and compose really really […]Read More Top Chicago Taco Gringo #23 – Dixican Puerco del Fumar
Even though Cinco de Mayo es mas or menos fading in the rearview mirror, may of us celebrants are still charged with lingering clean up and/or consumption of what’s been leftover or left behind, dealing with reconnoitering the den for piñata limbs, fishing empty Coronita bottles out of the shark tank, corraling the stray chihuahua or two,“What the hell are those rubbed into […]Read More Plata de jour: Chilaquiles de Ochco de Mayo
Not the steel curtain separating the El Norte from Mexico. Not the film of the book starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Costner either. Nada. No. Nyet. The Tortilla Cortina of which I blog separates NM torts from AZ ones. Mi compa del Mexico Nuevo para Nogales, Arizona’s cousin has a saying about the thick, billowing, […]Read More Behind the tortilla curtain