El sabor de la Ciudad de México – Taqueria la Candelaria Opens in Richardson

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Red Salsa, Habanero Avocado Sauce, Serrano, Cilantro, Onion and Limes

Red Salsa, Habanero Avocado Sauce, Serrano, Cilantro, Onion and Limes

It has been about twelve years since I have seen this combination of ingredients before me. Twelve long years. Recently a taqueria opened up down the block … Taqueria la Candelaria is the first authentic taco joint I have been to in the Far North Dallas/Richardson area. Heck, the last time I went to any taqueria was back in the late ’90’s early 2000’s when on business to Edinburg, Texas, down in the Rio Grand Valley.

This is no Tex-Mex taco house, no sir …. this is the real deal.

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a gift for your mouth from deep in the south

Home Made Bread

Home Made Bread

What’s better than sliced bread? Home made bread, sliced and buttered. Anything better than that? Yep, toasted pimento cheese sandwiches.

Pimento (or pimiento) cheese, however you spell it, is one of those things that transports me straight back to my youth. Kind of like peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches. They could be found at all levels of society. Finger sandwiches at the tea room or country club, or part of a hearty sack lunch for the steel worker or elementary school kid. Continue reading