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Colorado-style green chile/chili

Good to know, WildSwede - thanks! That's the way I buy them here - two bushels every fall, roasted at a roadside stand. :)

Jul 13, 2012
DebBho in Los Angeles Area

Colorado-style green chile/chili

I'm definitely going to try Tacos Por Favor when I'm back in L.A. in September, Servorg, but the color of the green chile in this photo makes me think it's not going to be what I'm looking for. Colorado green chile is typically orange in color and rarely includes tomatillos.

The photo is of the aforementioned Chubby's Mexican Hamburger, swiped from Gustavo Arellano's Pinterest board.

Jul 13, 2012
DebBho in Los Angeles Area

Noise level comparison

As a woman who has been navigating the world with a severe-to-profound hearing loss for thirty years, I can SO relate. I'm not familiar with either of these places, but just wanted to point out, in case your husband hasn't noticed this, that it's much easier to hear outdoors, so if you can find a place with patio dining (that isn't right on a busy road, of course), that would be your best bet.

Jul 13, 2012
DebBho in Los Angeles Area

Colorado-style green chile/chili

No, I sure didn't, Jillian. I even asked Gustavo Arellano and he replied that "some regional traditions are too site-specific to ever travel...," which I really don't understand. I mean, good food is good food, right? And it's not like Californians don't have access to the ingredients. I did read somewhere that Hatch chiles aren't readily available there, but I can't imagine there aren't reasonable substitutes.

If I do end up getting myself a food truck when we move there in the spring of 2014, I'll let you know! :)

Jul 13, 2012
DebBho in Los Angeles Area

Colorado-style green chile/chili

If you've ever ordered a smothered burrito in Colorado, you'll know the sort of chile/chili I'm talking about. It's the same chile that smothers Denver-based Chubby's' Mexican Hamburger, which was chosen by Gustavo Arellano, (of "Ask a Mexican!" fame) in his recently released "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America" as the greatest Mexican meal in the U.S. A burrito just isn't worth eating without it, IMO, and if I can't find at least one restaurant in L.A. that serves it before we retire there in two years, I may very well show up with a tricked-out truck and start hawking my own.

May 07, 2012
DebBho in Los Angeles Area

Thai Ingredients in Denver - where to buy?

Your best bet is at the Far East Center at Alameda and Federal Blvd.

May 06, 2012
DebBho in Mountain States