It’s good to be Jose Garces. The Amada and Tinto culinary superstar is currently in Mexico, during… err… research for his upcoming West Philly nouveau Mexi-joint Chilango. He reported on his findings for Food & Wine:
“There are taquerias throughout Mercado de la Merced, a block-long market. My favorite, El Tacometro, is mid-market and has a huge variety of huaraches—corn griddle cakes filled with beans and topped with cactus or chorizo— for less than $2. The San Angel Inn, a colonial hotel-turned-restaurant, makes the city’s best margarita. On a day trip to Puebla, we found a cantina, La Pasita, named for the raisin-based liquor it makes. It’s served in a shot glass with skewered cheese at the bottom.”
So… who wants to pay for us to go to Mexico? We’re talented writers and can do a damn fine travelogue. C’mon now.
Chef Dispatch: Jose Garces in Mexico [Food & Wine]
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