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Dining, SFoodie At La Torta Gorda, Jonathan Kauffman Finds a Rare Taste of Puebla

At La Torta Gorda, Jonathan Kauffman Finds a Rare Taste of Puebla

Most Americans don't particularly care if the stuff we call Mexican food reflects subtleties of region. Tortas, tacos, quesadillas: They're pretty much the same, we think, either good or bad or in between, sometimes greasier, sometimes cheesier. In today's "Eat"…
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Dining, SFoodie La Torta Gorda's Squash Blossom Quesadilla

La Torta Gorda's Squash Blossom Quesadilla

Thursday, August 5, 2010 Oaxaca, Mexico City, and Merida might hog all the attention these days as foodie touchstones, but the highland city Puebla can make just as plausible a claim to culinary greatness. On 24th Street, La Torta Gorda…
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Calendar, Night&Day May in Puebla

May in Puebla

Folklorico Latino de Woodland is a classic community dance group: All the dancers look like they're having fun. At the Cinco de Mayo Commemoration, they're some of the only traditional Mexican dancers performing on Cinco de Mayo proper here in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Extra Mayo

Extra Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican troops beat French troops in a most French-troop-humiliating way, back in 1862. We think the holiday could be updated to just celebrate Puebla, which is currently one of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Uno, Dos,  Tres, Cuatro...

Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro...

One hundred thirty-eight years ago Friday, Benito Juárez and his Mexican army routed Napoleon III's forces at the Battle of Puebla. The rest of that story is history; the important date is celebrated as the cultural holiday Cinco de Mayo…
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