Celebrating Chicago's Mexican Food on a National Scale

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Aug 29, 2007 3:00PM

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Gourmet Magazine's September issue is a special "Latino America" issue, which means that not only is it chock-full of recipes for moles, tamales, and other delicacies, but that it also features multiple articles on Latino American cuisine in the U.S. Time Out Chicago food writer David Tamarkin has an article documenting the fantastic Mexican food scene in Chicago, highlighting specifically the number of regions and styles of cuisine our fair city offers. And while the article reads like a laundry list of restaurants any good foodie should know (Nuevo Leon, Frontera Grill, Salpicon, Delicioso Restaurante y Sabroso Grill, Fonda del Mar, the many Bombons, to name a few) with little extra information to impress an "in the know" Chicago resident, we still enjoyed reading his piece.

It is a great feeling when something that we know rocks (something besides the Cubs) is recognized on a national scale. Especially after it seemed a lot of people didn't recognize the varied and delicious Mexican food available in our own back yards.

Unfortunately, the article is one of many from the issue that isn't available online. We guess the people at Gourmet haven't quite figured out the online thing. We kid, we kid, they want you to go buy the issue, which, in this case, is totally worth it.

Update: After posting we were alerted to the fact that Topolobampo and Frontera Grill Rick Bayless is now blogging at the new Epicurious "Epi-log" blog. Go check him out for a swell of hometown pride.

Image via Brantastic.