December 16, 2012

Navajo tacos at "pop-up" Philly restaurant

Navajo tacos debut at "Shiprock" restaurant in PhiladelphiaThe Four Corners gastronomical staple is making its debut in the Pennsylvania metropolis more often known for its beloved Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches.

Can the Navajo taco compete?

Philadelphians will find out during a one-night extravaganza Dec. 21 when three Philly chefs come together and put together a menu that will include the fry bread, lettuce, tomato, bean and meat mess that we all have come to love, as well as a few extras to pair with the main dish.

"Hopefully, Philadelphians will catch on," said Mexican food chef Lucio Palazzo, who joined the effort alongside "hot dog artist" Hawk Krall and beef jerky entrepreneur extraordinaire Marcos Espinoza.

"We all bring something different to the table," Palazzo said.

The cuisine will be served in a bar that none of the chefs own, but instead will be borrowing. The event is part of a trend known as the "pop-up," a temporary restaurant that uses a non-traditional venue as a restaurant for a few days at the most.
Comment:  One posting I saw said the date was January 21, not December 21. If that matters to anyone.

For more on frybread, see 3 Stars for More Than Frybread and Fry Bread House Wins Restaurant "Oscar."

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