Monday, May 7, 2012

El Charro Cafe Featured in an Issue of the New York Post

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Tucson's El Charro Café, which is celebrating 90 years in the Mexican-food business this year, gets a shout-out in a recent story in the New York Post: about happy food accidents through the ages:

Chimichanga, 1922 — Another happy Mexican accident occurred at the El Charro Café in Tucson, Ariz., where a cook named Monica Flin was in the midst of frying beef for tacos. Whirling around a small kitchen, she mistakenly knocked a plated burrito into the fryer, where it began to crisp. Annoyed, and likely amid a string of curses in English and Spanish, she blurted out the word chimichanga, which roughly translates to the Spanish version of “thingamajig.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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