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What to Eat at Tonight’s Shiprock Pop-up at 12 Steps Down

Artist Hawk Krall's commemorative print.
Artist Hawk Krall’s commemorative print. Photo: Courtesy Hawk Krall

As mentioned here before, beef jerky impresario and occasional food blogger Marcos Espinoza (aka Fidel Gastro) is teaming with La Calaca Feliz chef Lucio Palazzo and artist Hawk Krall to host Shiprock Pop-up at 12 Steps Down. The evening brings the seldom seen phenomenon of Navajo Tacos, which also go by Frybread, from the American Southwest to South Philly. Espinoza’s mother, the undisputed authority on all things frybread, will be joining Palazzo in the kitchen to lend her frying expertise.

Palazzo will take the lead on topping the tacos with either chicken ropa vieja, chill con carne, mutten stew, or black beans for the non-meat eaters. Dessert, frybread, which is topped with honey, butter, and cinnamon sugar, and some other Native American surprises are also in the works. Meanwhile, Krall will have special, limited edition prints (pictured) on hand to commemorate the arrival of Navajo Tacos in these parts. The pop-up gets underway at 9 p.m., and goes until midnight. Or until the food runs out.

Earlier: Shiprock Pop-Up Brings Navajo Tacos to South Philly For One Night

What to Eat at Tonight’s Shiprock Pop-up at 12 Steps Down