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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Is it a gypsy encampment? No, its Food Truck Wednesday on North Higland in Va.-Highland.
  • Is it a gypsy encampment? No, it's Food Truck Wednesday on North Highland in Va.-Highland.
Tierra is offering a three-course, Central American menu for $28.50 this week. Saturday, Sept. 17, is the last day:

Ensalada de salpicon
Honduran salad of diced beef seasoned with onion, mint, radish
and lime juice.

Jocon con gallo pinto
Guatemalan style chicken in green sauce of tomatillos, pumpkin and
sesame seeds, cilantro and green onions. Served with Costa Rican
seasoned red beans and rice.

Pie de guineo
Salvadoran pie made with bananas topped with cream and
sugar and then baked!

I've made a couple more trips to Tomatillos. I've enjoyed each visit, although I didn't like the highly seasoned steak burrito as much as the shrimp one.

Both Tomatillos and Bell Street Burritos are attempting to reproduce the menu of the old Tortillas. I'll leave the comparisons to others....

The strangely named Nashville food blog, Sous Chef Jesus, has published a list of "top 10 emerging food trends." They are published in two posts, the lowest five and the highest five.

There are no real surprises on the list, but it's a great read. Several trends seem part of a mega-trend toward inexpensive dining. The writer also cites the emergence of modernist cuisine and serious gastronomy. In the latter section he quotes the curmudgeonly Alton Brown on molecular cuisine....

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