From the Streets
April 06, 2012
Three unfailingly magical words:
Mexican. Street. Food.
And from there, the mind dreams... fish tacos from Baja. Las aguas frescas de la capital. Downtown Oaxaca’s finest mole tamales.
Ten more magical words... with an ellipsis: you can get it all, with an upgrade... in Brooklyn.
Introducing Gran Eléctrica, your personal home base for meticulously crafted and upscaled Mexican street food, now open deep in the heart of Dumbo.
Listen, during your last “aventura” on the Mexican streets, you found yourself woefully hungover, sunburned and in last place in a coral-snake-taming contest. Luckily, the brains behind Gran Eléctrica are here to spare you any further travel hardships. In fact, they’ve just come back from their four-week trip south of the border with enough recipes to... bueno, open a restaurant.
Rumor has it, they’re serving a top-secret take on Oaxacan garnachas (psst... chicken and masa cakes are involved), and gorditas that have been stuffed with more chicharrones than any city slicker has ever seen.
So the next time you’re a bit lonesome for Mexico (and hungry), here’s what you’ll do. Pick up your old kiteboarding instructor from Cozumel (sí, ha vuelto) and head to Dumbo. Start with a few beet-juice-laced margaritas—and then move on to more serious business. Like chili-blackened pork spare ribs. And sweetbread tacos.
Because there’s nothing more quintessentially street food than a lightly fried thymus gland with a squeeze of lime.