Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

I know Cinco de Mayo isn't as important a Mexican holiday as their independence day, but hey - Mexican beer, tortillas and avocados are on sale so can you blame me for craving Mexican food?

North of Seattle, where we live, is filled with ethnic eateries and markets - including several good taco trucks. We recently discovered a little market near one of these trucks. Behind the El Carreton taco bus on Aurora and about 150th, there is Lupe's Tienda. I kid you not - that is really the name. It is the kind of shop that sells everything from pinatas, Mexican candy and long-distance calling cards to those Catholic candles with the saints on them.

One day Gavin happened to stop in there and check it out. In the refrigerator case, he found 8-oz. unmarked containers of muy autentico salsa for $2.50 each.

The green salsa is the most mild, followed by the deep red one (though it has a mighty kick) and rounding out the trio is a pico de gallo that is so spicy it will make your eye lids sweat.

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