Fiesta de la Salsa
Saturday, Sep 10: 12th Annual Salsa Fiesta
The Daily Word in bacon shortages, salsa contests, zombees and castration.
Here’s a man made 300 obscene phone calls.
Castration makes men live longer.
Hey, a car flipped over.
How to read body language, they claim.
The bacon shortage is coming.
Puppy cam. If anyone cares.
Make yourself a sad little song in Bb.
Dawn of the Zombees.
Ritz Crackers are #1.
Here's the latest bigfoot photo, such as it is.
A Monster House blocks out the sun.
Matt Erdman thinks the State Fair’s salsa contest was rigged.
Happy birthday Mark Hamill.
Eeeee! Who you callin’ turkey, chicharrón?
This week in Food, Ari LeVaux visits decades-old Chicharroneria Orozco’s new digs on Bridge and samples a golden-fried plate of turkey tails (aka colitas de pavo), one of the few non-pork meats in the place.
In other chicharrón news, that’s the name of the porcine sidekick carried around by Lynette ("Shit Burqueños Say") in a new series of New Mexico State Fair commercials. Felicidades to Blackout Theatre and Expo New Mexico for a local marketing campaign that’s actually, and awesomely, local.
Los Turkey Tails
The 23 year-old Chicharroneria Orozco has for years inhabited a drafty adobe on Isleta. But this summer it set up shop in new digs on the north side of Bridge, just west of the river, in the same building that the underwhelming Siete Mares used to occupy.
Fancy fish tacos y todo
In honor of ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano’s visit to Albuquerque next Wednesday, our restaurant critic paid a visit to an upscale taco and tequila bar named after the Arellano family's home state: Zacatecas. Fish tacos, ahoy!
¡Que Vivan los Tacos!
I mean, what better way to pay tribute to Señor ¡Ask a Mexican! himself than getting buzzed on organic mescal in a place named after the Arellano family's home state, Zacatecas?