You may live in a place with good Mexican food. You may live in a place with what you think is good Mexican food. But unless you live in the Rocky Mountain Southwest, you probably don’t have access to anything quite like what we’ll be dishing up in Denver during the DNC. Come hungry, is all I can say.
The main thing to understand is that while you’ll see a lot of words you recognize on the menu – taco, burrito, enchilada, etc. – the food itself is going to be a little different from what you’re probably used to. The key is chile verde – green chili. Around here this usually means an obscenely flavorful sauce built around tomatillos and grilled pork. Before I moved west (I’m a North Carolina native) I’d never heard of green pork chili, and the sound of it scared me a little. But one bite and I was hooked. You will be, too.
Before getting to the recommendations, a couple tips: Continue reading The Scrogue’s Guide to Denver and the DNC: Mexican