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Tacos El Charly ~ Austin TX

Austin
November 4, 2021

Tacos El Charly ~ Austin TX

Austin
November 4, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan got a craving for late night taco trucks and checks out Tacos El Charly in Austin TX.
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Barrio Queen ~ Scottsdale AZ

Southwest
October 28, 2021

Barrio Queen ~ Scottsdale AZ

Southwest
October 28, 2021
Ali Khan is back on the road in Scottsdale Arizona. In between shooting a new Food Network show, he checks out Barrio Queen in Scottsdale Arizona for authentic Mexican in a sit down setting.
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Curtido: Salsa’s Best Friend

Recipe
April 26, 2021

Curtido: Salsa’s Best Friend

Recipe
April 26, 2021
Salsa’s Best Friend (and taco’s too) Curtido is a taco condiment staple, especially in the Yucatan where it is featured on Cochinita Pibil, Mexico’s answer to low and slow pulled pork. I like it on many tacos, especially the meaty ones likes Carnitas or Campechano(steak and chorizo). And making it could not be more simple.
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The McRib Hack

Barbecue
December 16, 2020

The McRib Hack

Barbecue
December 16, 2020
So McRib is back and I got excited. I mean, it’s the McRib . . . the only sandwich at McDonald’s thats as McDonalds as the freaking Big Mac. Now it has been more than a minute since I have had one and I just couldn’t eat a McRib and post about it. I had to make it better. So here it is, My McRib hack, which I swear to whatever higher power you believe in, is worth the minimal ...
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Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020

Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020
Pork Chile Verde It’s a hearty, comforting Mexican icon. Superb in tacos, burritos, over rice or even just in a damn bowl, Pork Chile Verde is a staple on both sides of the border. Thanks to one of Food & Wine’s Best of the Best cookbooks from years back, I stumbled upon a Rick Bayless version where chunks of pork shoulder are braised slowly in an oven along with tomatillos, cilantro and pickled jalapeños. Despite countless versions of Pork Chile ...
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Taco Spotting: Santa Barbara Taco Scene

Tacos/ Mexican
February 18, 2019

Taco Spotting: Santa Barbara Taco Scene

Tacos/ Mexican
February 18, 2019
There is a movement happening in Texas to declare tacos the official state food. I see a good case for that, although brisket is a strong contender as well. In California, I think making the taco the official state food would be nothing short of a slam dunk. Sure, Southern California is the birthplace of the fast food burger and up in San Francisco, a whole style of burrito awaits you. Still, North or South, big city or quiet surf ...
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Bang for your Burrito Buck: Red Mesa Mercado

Tacos/ Mexican
December 2, 2018

Bang for your Burrito Buck: Red Mesa Mercado

Tacos/ Mexican
December 2, 2018
The Vitals: the spot: Red Mesa Mercado 1100 First Ave N St. Petersburg FL 33705 the eats: Chile Relleno Burrito with Pork Colorado,   the bucks: $7.95 the full nelson: The best Bang for your Burrito Buck outside of Mexico Considering this is my third post on the food scene in St. Petersburg FL, I think it is safe to say that I am pretty impressed with the food down there. If you saw Cheap Eats St. Petersburg, you might remember the ...
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Bang for your BURRITO Buck: the hunt for the best burrito in San Francisco

Tacos/ Mexican
July 25, 2018
It is a daunting task, trying to anoint one taqueria that serves the best burrito in San Francisco. It’s almost a mission meant to end in defeat when one thinks of the sheer volume of celebrated taquerias in the famous Mission district alone. Even as I posted a teaser on Instagram about my San Francisco Burrito Quest, suggestions started to come in from Oakland . . . and the East Bay is its own beast, worthy of a separate “best ...
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