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Alma and Cristóbal Mora of Bueno Days sell Mexican coffee

A Little Village Couple Celebrates Their Heritage By Selling Mexican Coffee

Samantha Nelson

Alma and Cristóbal Mora founded Bueno Days to use their love of coffee to explore their Mexican heritage, selling beans sourced from Mexico and providing education alongside their coffee and inspired drinks such as horchata cold brew and a mole latte.
Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes from Pati Jinich

Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes from 'Pati's Mexican Table'

Daniel Hautzinger

There's a new season of Pati's Mexican Table where she visits the northeastern state of Nuevo León and samples some grilled delights, among other things. Try her recipe for grilled potatoes topped with oozy cheese, sausage, and bacon. 
Tacos de canasta from Guapo Taco. Image: Courtesy of Guapo Taco.

The Brighton Park Restaurant Serving Up a Rare (in the States) Mexico City Specialty

Meredith Francis

When Chef Manny Gonzalez had his mother's tacos de canasta at a party, he knew he wanted his restaurant to be centered around the popular Mexican street taco. Gonzalez owns Guapo Taco in Brighton Park, and he explains the origins of "basket tacos."
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chicago

Chicago's First Mexican Church

Daniel Hautzinger

A century ago, Mexicans first began settling in Chicago as laborers in the steel mills, packinghouses, and on the railroads. One South Chicago community eventually opened the first Mexican church in the city, first in an old army barracks right before the Depression.
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