StreetGourmetLA appears on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods Baja next Monday June 14, and to celebrate his newly-flourishing list of TV appearances he's hosting a viewing party at Guelaguetza on Olympic from 6-9 pm. There's a great menu of Oaxacan snacks and creative tequila and mescal cocktails, all for $5. The viewing party is open to the public.
Some of the snacks include:
-grasshoppers, of course -- chapulines with garlic and jalapenos, topped with avocado and Oaxacan cheese;
-quesadillas stuffed with queso fresco and epazote and
-clayudas with mole negro.
And the cocktails...ay caramba!
-Garra de tigre: Mescal and fresh lime garnished with crushed agave worm salt;
-Beso real: Tequila, agave syrup, pomegranate juice, lemon and mint;
or the spicy Real Mexican with tequila, pineapple, cilantro and jalapenos.
(Bill Esparza at right in photo with Baja chef Benito Molina, center and La Casita Mex's Ramiro Arvizu, left.)