Edgar at COA | mexican eatery & tequilería asked me to write a short story for winning the “free tacos for life” twitter promotion they held. Here’s what I came up with:
A year ago, I was living in downtown Manhattan. I was so starved for tacos that I my friend Carmen sent me a bag of maseca in a care package from Seattle (I didn’t know where to buy it in Manhattan). In spring when the street glaciers melted, I found a taco truck on West 14th Street, next to the entrance to the A/C/E subway station. I had a hard time convincing them I wanted my taco to be Mexican-style… “Le encargo tres tacos de carnitas… y lechuga no quiero, ¿sale?” Who ever heard of lettuce on tacos de carnitas? Tostadas, maybe, but that’s an other story.