- Carne Machaca from Arizona… yum!
Terry Holzapple and I used to work together in Texas on archaeological projects in the 70s.. We’re both in Oregon, now.. having lonche at La Fondita, close to our house..
Posted in beans of all nations, chiles, chorizo, comida mejicana, Oregon, South Texas, tacos, tacos al pastor
Tagged chorizo, machaca, spam, taco wars, taqueria
Well, I hope to be out of the KC area by the middle of May. Thence to Salem, Oregon. I’ll not miss Brownbackistan one whit. I will have a place to garden and to have a smoker again. No more apartment cooking. Yahoo!
The carniceria closest to us in Salem. El Torito.
Will be glad to be there.. real strawberries.. not those cardboard ones from Las Califas. Serious wineries, more craft brewing. Hell, I may get me a cajun cooker, too. Quien sabe?
Tacos from El Sureño. A block from El Torito
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Tagged barbecue, beans, chiles, comida mejicana, frijoles, Oregon, outdoor cooking, pork, Salem, salsa, taco wars, tamales, vines & wine
This one has wonderful adobado and al pastor tacos. The fish tacos are great, too. And they have carne machacada! I still haven’t had their pozole or menudo which are said to be some of the best in Kansas City.
They make their tortillas by hand and the people there are most pleasant. We like the signage.
It’s across Independence from the new (and spiffy) El Torito Market.
I had forgotten how lacking RVA was in regards to pan dulce. LA SABROSITA (on Midlothian) uses that horrid palm oil shortening and much of the pan dulce is shipped in from elsewhere.
Not so in KCMO & KCKS. Each panaderia has its own take on the maranito (or ginger pig). The taste is much the same, but each bakery produces a cookie with a different texture, shape, or glaze.
Here’s one from the La Reyna Bakery on Kansas Street in the Argentine (the actual name since there used to be a silver smelter here) neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas.
La Reyna's take on the maranito..it's quite thick. Some of these bakeries use lard as shortening. Bless their hearts.
The taquerias are also quite diverse in their takes on such fillings as carne al pastor. I shall report on this later.
Posted in breadstuffs, comida mejicana, ethnic groceries, KCKS, KCMO, lard, sweets, tacos al pastor, the noble pig
Tagged baking, comida mejicana, Kansas City, maranito, panaderia, pork
These were all take-out orders..
Tacos al pastor from Carniceria El Torito!
And they are only a buck on Tuesdays!
- Tacos al pastor from Taqueria Mejico #2
At this place one can sit down and have a Bohemia, a much better beer than Dos Equis. I would be happy to shill for Bohemia since I am a lot more interesting than the most interesting man in the world. I’ve read he’s really from Brooklyn and formerly a lawyer.
Here’s a painting from the wall of the Carniceria El Torito (on St Johns). Nice place, nice folks.
Pintura de chancho
Posted in Bohemia, carne, cerveza, comida mejicana, ethnic groceries, Kansas City, tacos al pastor, the noble pig
Tagged beer, cheap food, comida mejicana, pork, salsa, taco wars, wall painting