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Sunday, December 14, 2008

CHRISTMAS CHILE VERDE


It is that time of year the weather is turning brisk. The heavy jacket is taken out of the closet. Comfort food that is warming and satisfying is craved. What better way to warm up, than a big plate of Chile Verde. I am on a quest to find the Ultimate Chile Verde. The last three Saturdays Ms. Goofy and I have partaken this magical dish of pepper delight at three different establishments. La Tapatia, located in historic Martinez California was our destination yesterday. The picture above was a beautiful plate from La Tapatia that was thoroughly enjoyed.

The Saturday before was an old standby. La Estrellita's in Oakland California. I have been going to La Estrellita's for over 20 years. They have a full bar with 120 different tequilas. I go for the Verde and have almost tried every Tequila. The Chile Verde made with Niman Ranch pork is what makes me want to return.
La Tapatia
536 Main St
Martinez, Ca. 94553
925-229-3866

La Estrellita
444 E. 12th St.
Oakland, Ca. 94806
510-485-7188

2 comments:

Andy HoboTraveler.com said...

I am trying to understand Chile Verde, more or less means Green Peppers in Spanish. When I searched for it I came up with a Pork Dish. Is this Mexican or from which country does this originate. I am in Guatemala presently, I am going to ask the locals for this and see what happens.
Thanks from Andy in HoboTraveler.com now in Guatemala Travel Blog and Hotels

Chilebrown said...

Hi Andy, thanks for stopping by. I can't help you with the origin. I have always know it as a pork dish. I have had numerous interpertations of the dish. The common ingredient is usually green chili. Let me know what you find in Guatemala.