La Patrona Taco Truck, Long Wharf, New Haven, Conn.

Coming from Chicago, where Mexican / Latin American cuisine is thankfully abundant and delicious, to Connecticut, yes even the mighty city of New Haven, where the options are fewer and farther between, made me appreciate the amazing flavors of home-style cooking coming from the family-owned food truck La Patrona even more. For ten dollars or… Continue reading La Patrona Taco Truck, Long Wharf, New Haven, Conn.

Via Crucis

It was a particularly interesting and beautifully brutal week of Easter. Large crowds began to line 18th street early the morning of Good Friday, selling crosses made of palms and steaming hot cups of champurrado. Around noon a procession of Roman soldiers walked Jesus to the park, where he was crucified before the thousands assembled.… Continue reading Via Crucis

La Michoacana

The intersection of 18th, Loomis and Blue Island is the perfect place for an ice cream stand, and La Michoacana fits that role like destiny. The place is brightly lit and clean, but we all know the real reason to go is La Michoacana's amazing mangonadas (sweet, refreshing, spicy, limey, salty, damn) and liquados... nevermind… Continue reading La Michoacana