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Wild Salsa – Innovative Mexican Downtown

IMG_4367Lamb Shank Barbacoa at Wild Salsa comfortably feeds two people

by Andrew Chalk

Downtown? Fancy some Mexican food? Tired of Tex-Mex. Maybe something informed by a chef who has traveled extensively through Mexico? Look no further than Wild Salsa on Main Street at St. Paul which is turning out some of the most innovative Mexican-inspired food in the city. Consulting chef Kelly Hightower traveled through the interior of Mexico many times, off the tourist trail, from Chiapas to Sonora. He, and corporate chef A.J. Joglekar, have parsed what they know into a selection of dishes that is appealing to Dallasites but often different from what is available elsewhere in town. Rather than representing the cuisine of a region, as exemplified by restaurants like Mesa, this is a magpie-like pilfering of favorites from all over.   Continue reading

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