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Beef Patty Tacos

Beef Patty Tacos

Teresa Matias told me that to help satisfy her children’s cries for burgers when buns weren’t handy, she would fold a hamburger patty into a tortilla and fry it. Topped with cheese, lettuce, and tomato, it later became a regular menu item at her restaurant, Teresa’s Mosaic Cafe.
Apparently, a lot of moms had the same experience, because the beef patty taco has been standard restaurant fare around southern Arizona since at least the mid-1970s.

Grill The Perfect Cowboy Steak

Grill The Perfect Cowboy Steak

Making authentic cowboy steaks is really easy. When I asked Bryan Keith, the Grill Master from Pinnacle Peak Steak House if he had any additional tips he said, “Put some love in it!”

Johnny Marzetti Three Ways

Johnny Marzetti Three Ways

To demonstrate the various ways that a recipe can be modified I came up with two versions of Johnny Marzetti based on the original recipe from the Columbus Ohio restaurant which I also posted.

Eating Los Angeles

Eating Los Angeles

From taco trucks, to unnamed starlets at Bon Appetit’s top rated boutique coffee shop, to the world famous Chateau Marmont; I ate my way through Los Angeles and here are the photos to prove it.

Food at the County Fair

Food at the County Fair

I documented some of the food that I saw people eating this year at the Pima County Fair. It was...

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