Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

La Cena de Villa: Northern-Mexican Cooking in Denver

Well, I'm a bit disappointed.

I've been reading my favorite author's take on the life of Pancho Villa, and frankly, it's made me hungry. Paco Ignacio Taibo goes into the minutia of Villa's life and often refers to the food he liked to eat. My family is from Chihuahua, and I'm often reminded of things that my mother or grandmother would cook.

Since they aren't around to whip up something I love to eat, I have two choices: make it myself or find a place that makes it. And there is the rub; I can't find a restaurant in the Denver area that features this cuisine. Logically, I figured that someone on Chowhound would have some good ideas, here's my post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/618364
What did the collective Chow-brain come up with? Nada!

So I plead with you, great wide world, necesito ayuda! Hit me back on the comments, email, or Chowhound if you have any ideas of places that cook northern Mexican food. I'm talking about Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango or Coahuila.

In the meantime, I will be cruising on Colfax, Federal and Sheridan looking for Pancho's dinner. I'll let you know what I find, adios!