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post #31 of 47

Border Bistro?....

joey

maybe with your name in front of bistro

sorry, i didn't see your last post eso....bueno, bueno suerte.....when will this be happening? i will come see you on my way to san carlos perhaps....


Edited by durangojo - 9/2/11 at 10:57pm

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post #32 of 47

If you're Mexican, in Mexico but cooking dishes that are 'foreign' to the locals - why not call it something like 'Exotic'? biggrin.gif

post #33 of 47

esoltero,

just so you know, my post was out of concern, nothing else...that just ain't my style!... again, all the best..keep us in your loop, please...

joey

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post #34 of 47

Best of luck to you!

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Border Bistro....

joey

maybe with your name in front of bistro

sorry, i didn't see your last post eso....bueno, bueno suerte.....when will this be happening? i will come see you on my way to san carlos perhaps....



Yes I know Joey and I appreciate it.  This will happen soon, I want to open no later than October 1st.  It may happen a week or so earlier, but no later than October 1st.  Yes, please stop by my restaurant on your way to San Carlos It will be delightful to have you!

 

I will post a picture later on... thanks again buddy!

 

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Best of luck to you!



Thank you!

post #37 of 47

eso, 

everyone makes the assumption that i am a guy, but i'm a girl...i got speedbumps!!...looking forward to the pics....just curious though about the burger with pineapple...is that something that locals like?...i've never actually seen a hamburger on a mexican menu and i'm sure it would be a different treat...just wondering about the pineapple.

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post #38 of 47

Hey joey, the pineapple burger is fairly common here in California and it's okay if your looking for a change up. I like it with a grilled pineapple slice and some sweet chili sauce

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post #39 of 47

gunnar,

nice to see you out and about again chef....hope all is good in your world..about the pineapple..while i know it's popular in california mainly because of the hawaiian influence i was just surprised at its popularity in mexico...i've just never seen it anywhere there in my travels. wondering if it was maybe part of a spicy salsa instead of a ring thing...but, hey if people put pineapple on a pizza, they'll do anything! something about those rings remind me of bad canned fruit cocktail as well as ham with 1/2 rings,cherries and a clove....seems some things from your chilhood you just can't shake off...eew, still gives me the heebie jeebies...oh well...again, glad to see you back

joey


Edited by durangojo - 9/2/11 at 6:49am

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eso, 

everyone makes the assumption that i am a guy, but i'm a girl...i got speedbumps!!...looking forward to the pics....just curious though about the burger with pineapple...is that something that locals like?...i've never actually seen a hamburger on a mexican menu and i'm sure it would be a different treat...just wondering about the pineapple.

joey



ooopppss sorry about that, I only know one person name Joey and he is a guy, of course there is always the Joey from Dawson's Creek :)

 

About the pineapple on hamburguers...I had a hambuerguer a long time ago in Mexico City with pineapple, also there is the teriyaki burguer here in Nogales from Carl's Junior and it has pineapple.  About a month ago we had a nice family gathering on Sunday and I made hamburguers with grilled pineapple and everybody just loved them and kept asking for more... so I thought what the heck, why not include them on my menu?

 

I also put Mango on one of my pizzas, I put mango, grilled chicken and sun dried tomatoes... I have seen a pizzeria that uses cherries for their hawaiian pizza instead of pineapple...

 

 

 

post #41 of 47

ok eso,

just don't put pineapple AND cherries on your pizza...i might just have to not like you anymore!cool.gif


Edited by durangojo - 9/1/11 at 11:06am

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post #42 of 47
Pineapple is indigenous to South and/or (maybe) Central America, and not any of the Pacific Islands. It's been grown in Mexico as a food crop since at least the mid 17th Century if not before. Don't know for sure, but at a guess people in California we're eating pineapple when Alta California was still a part of Mexico.

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post #43 of 47

ok bdl,

knew i would get busted on that...thanks for the history lesson...yes, i do in fact know that pineapple is not indigenous to hawaii and that it is to central america,mexico and i think parts of the caribbean as well.. the pineapple in mexico are REALLY REALLY big and wonderful...i just never saw them in food or as part of a menu, aside from fruit plates...but then again, i haven't been everywhere in mexico...just wondering if it was something new or maybe i just wasn't paying attention....so in the end eso you're exactly right...why not? and that's what counts!!!

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post #44 of 47

Al Dente - love it!! Forget about the pasta perception as al dente means "to the bite". Makes perfect sense. Best of luck to you.

 

 

post #45 of 47
Al dente is "to the tooth," not "to the bite." In Spanish it would be "al diente" which not only works as a direct translation, but as a pun as well because a "diente" is also a clove of garlic. I made a play on it with the name, "Alfonso Diente" but that flew pretty far over the OP's head, so...

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post #46 of 47

Unfortunately Esoltero,

  I'm thinking a league of nations type of setting will work. You need to provide a meal that the locals don't have time to prepare.

It's all about convienences. Pick 12 things you can do and make sure it's the best around. Get yourself a breakfast item that rocks like steak and eggs.

Get a few items that it doesn't make a difference if the go to your place or their sisters place for lunch.

Give them what they can get at home. You have to build tradition. You're not going to do it with Italian food. Bring in that stuff later. You're Mexican, you know what eating is about.

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post #47 of 47

know your audience!

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