NOTE: Because my hardrive died, you’re stuck w a cell phone photo.
So there’s this place here in Knoxville called Senor Taco. If you haven’t been there before, you should check it out. My friend Elo and I have been going there regularly (at least once a week) for three years now for their margaritas. Don’t let the Tuscan Countryside wallpaper-murals fool you, this place is Mexican through and through. Of course they have the typical quesadillas, tacos, and chili rellenos, but they also have some more authentic Mexican food involving tongue, whole fish, and stomach. Unfortunately, menudo (chili and cow stomach soup) and pozole (pork and hominy stew) are only served on the weekends, not always compatible for my craving of this rich, spicy soup with blossoms of hominy and chunks of fatty pork.
Oh, well, I guess I just need to make my own, don’t I? This soup is great for a chilly afternoon, and your kitchen will smell DELICIOUS!