What you're getting: Chile en nogada
This East Williamsburg gem grew out of chef Ivan Garcia’s fond remembrance of his neighborhood in Mexico City, and it shows in their homestyle cooking -- the menu is equal parts Mexican street food and recipes Ivan has adapted from his Grandmother’s immeasurable culinary knowledge. Their elote (grilled corn with cheese and spices) and guacamole are top-notch, but the real specialty is their chiles en nogada: a poblano pepper stuffed with pork, chicken, pears, peaches, apples, and almonds, all of which is covered in a walnut sauce. And don’t skip the brunch, dummy!
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Adam Lapetina is a food/drink staff writer at Thrillist, and did a lot of Mexican food research for this article. By which he means eating elotes. And also actual research. Read his musings on Twitter at @adamlapetina.