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Nicholas Gilman is a renowned journalist and food writer based in Mexico City.

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Mexico Drinks to its Roots: Pulquerias

Mexico Drinks to its Roots: Pulquerias

I entered my first small-town pulquería, a place called Sal Si Puedes, with trepidation. The name itself was a warning: "Escape if You Can." Two toothless patrons teetering on bar stools gazed as I ordered a pulque. The bartender handed me a chipped mug brimming with a viscous, milky liquid. Its warm, slimy, acrid taste made me want to spit it out. But all eyes were upon me. I managed to quaff enough to impart a pleasant buzz — hmm, this is starting to taste better, I thought to myself. I paid my 3 pesos and made my escape....

Read the rest of this story at the LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-pulquerias-20111110,0,3582676.story

Eating Around: Regional Mexican Restaurants in CDMX - Part I

Eating Around: Regional Mexican Restaurants in CDMX - Part I

If Walls Could Talk: Fonda La Reforma