by Steven Doyle
The dish of the day was brought on by local comedian and all around good guy, Peter Barerra. Barerra will be appearing at the El Paso Comic Strip Wednesday through Sunday, and posted the good news on Facebook along with a side note that he would be avoiding Chico’s Tacos. He even went on to issue a “yuck” to top off his disdain for the El Paso taco chain.
OK, I get that these tacos are not the superb street tacos found just across the border in El Paso, but they are a long time tradition. I spent plenty of time in my youth in El Paso, bouncing across the Río Bravo del Norte into Juárez nearly every night for cheap beer and a floor show. But late at night I would always make a pass through Chico’s Tacos. They are legend in this border city, but possibly best taken in at 3am. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Cacique, which has a line of Hispanic cheeses, chorizos and creams in the United States, celebrates its 40-year milestone by launching the Cacique 40th Anniversary Food Truck initiative in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic higher education. The Food Trucks, featuring Cacique products, will tour key cities to raise funds in celebration of the anniversary, with 100% of the profits to be donated to HSF. The effort will be led by and Food Network Chef Aarón Sánchez.
Menu items created by Sánchez will sell at $5-$6. Menu choice items include the delicious Cotija Crusted Quesadilla, Three Cheese Salad, Tostadas with Cacique Chorizo and Chile de Arbol Salsa and Shrimp Aguachile Tostaditas. Continue reading