This Legendary Gunmaker Moonlights As a Restaurant Dishwasher

His guns designs can be sold for up to $60,000 per custom job, but the legendary Texas gunmaker, El Gorupo, balances his time by working as a dishwasher at his family's Mexican restaurants, which serve some of Fort Worth's best tacos.
José Ralat
Mexican Food

The Best Carnitas in the Universe Are in the Highlands of Jalisco

Every bite is meltingly tender on the inside and deeply caramelized on the outside.
Javier Cabral

Inside Manila's Only Authentic Taqueria

In this chaotic tropical city, there is one constant: Mexican food. Filipinos love the cuisine from Mexico, and there are countless Mexican restaurants in Manila.
Raúl Gasque

The MUNCHIES Guide to Carnitas

The key is to leave your comfort zone and go after every part of the entire hog. Don’t be afraid to get your hands, mustache and even clothes dirty from the dripping taco grease.
Munchies Staff

My Time as a Mexican Cop Made Me a Better Street Vendor in Los Angeles

Despite the hundreds of taco and bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors in LA out on a nightly basis, street vending is 100 percent illegal there. Meet this passionate street taco vendor who used to be a police officer in Mexico but now makes some of the best...
Javier Cabral
Los Angeles

This Is LA’s Most Authentically Inauthentic Mexican Food

Ray Garcia says his LA restaurant Broken Spanish is "authentic in its own inauthenticity," serving whipped carnitas fat on its tortillas and foie gras butter on its pan dulce.
Natalie B. Compton
san francisco

Chef's Night Out: Nopalito

In addition to being the chef and partner of San Francisco's super-popular eatery Nopalito, Gonzalo Guzman knows where to get some badass carnitas.
Gonzalo Guzman

Guadalajara's Tortas Ahogadas Are Better Than Church

The people of Guadalajara know what they want in a sandwich. The torta ahogada—a pork-stuffed baguette swamped in so much spicy salsa that it must be eaten with a spoon—is a local hangover cure and a compelling reason to skip church.
Duncan Tucker
Mexican Food

The Best Mexican Grocery Stores Are Usually Hidden

I'm a huge fan of secret grocery stores, piñatas, and Mexican food, which I was convinced didn't exist until reality recently proved me wrong. My friend, Mars Ostarello, guided me through a secret Mexican grocery store tucked inside of a deli.
Ashok Kondabolu

Rapper Kool A.D. Tries to Stick to International Pho on Tour

Musician Victor Vasquez has logged countless miles on tour, which translates to epic meals around the world. He talked to me about where to eat when I'm on tour, his requests from music venues (hint: Blade dvd's), info on his new album, and why...
Max Goldblatt
The Weird Science Issue

Don’t Eat Those Carnitas

Pork tapeworms are tiny nutrient-starved horrors that use scythelike appendages to claw their way into the brains of humans. Once there, they bore cysts through the gray matter in much the same way that a garden-variety worm tunnels through an apple.
Kinsey Paulson