I'm beginning to think that I love tacos as much as Asian food. Tacos satisfy all things that I look for in a food item. One, they're usually cheap and served on paper plates. Two, they're usually found in neighborhoods where white folks don't wanna live (yet). Rule number two is really important because otherwise it would affect the price, and make rule number one a moot point. Everyone who know about tacos still like to say that New York stuff doesn't even sniff the west coast stuff. This may be true, but here's where it helps to be ignorant. Last month, the Village Voice food blog talked about Tacos Nuevos Mexico in Park Slope. I had to go check this out...
On my first trip to Tacos Nuevos Mexico, I ordered an al pastor and a chorizo taco. They were both really tasty but the al pastor taco stood out because of the little charred bits on the meat. It was $2.25 for the al pastor and $2.75 for the chorizo taco. So I went back the next day and bought two tacos al pastor because I can't get enough of a good thing.
As you can see from my over-exposed and over-saturated picture, the charred bits on the pork are quite pronounced. They impart a smokey crunch that triggers memories of summer. I could probably eat these things every day. These al pastor tacos were better than the ones from Super Taco Truck, and they qualify under the category of addictive. So maybe they're not as cheap as the ones in Sunset Park or as authentic as the ones on the West coast, but I love them. They're well worth a try for anyone who loves roasted pork with charred bits.
Now that summer is about the start, it means that all the normal TV shows are having season finales. Last week Chuck finished up their last episode. I think it's probably the best show on TV right now. My taste in TV shows says a lot about my taste in tacos... I think... And did anyone watch Lost last night? WTH is up with that show? JJ Abrams is just playing with us... It's great that next season is slated to be the final season because you know they'll wrap up the story. I'm still not sure what happened in the last two scenes of this season... maybe I'll go eat more tacos and drink pepsi instead of wondering about this. Man, this post sucked.
Tacos Nuevo Mexico
491 5th Ave.
New York, NY 11215
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