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An Antidote To The Clueless Pilsen Guide From The New York Times

By Melissa McEwen in Food on Feb 4, 2015 8:30PM

The New York Times has yet again published an embarrassing clueless article about Chicago. This time they visited Pilsen. And despite the title promising a “Latin Beat” they visited not a single spot that defines the neighborhood’s Latin heritage beyond a passing mention of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Thankfully Chicago’s own Gozamos wrote their own travel guide for visitors from New York City or wherever who really want to understand the neighborhood, featuring favorites like Cafe Jumping Bean and El Milagro Tortilleria and Restaurant:

But why brave the Pink Line if what you really want is to pretend that you’re not in Pilsen at all? Which is why we at Gozamos have decided to share with you our fave Pilsen haunts. Because the article doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of the unique vibe, art, people and culture we love about Pilsen, a neighborhood where an long-standing traditionally Mexican-American, Latino community can—and does—interact with young artists, students and other folks from all walks of life.