Meet-Free Carne Asada Plate "carnitas"...jackfruit broken up, seasoned, cooked to look like pan-fried pulled pork (and it does!) w/ sides (Guy got eggplant chicharrons, soy/tofu chorizo); so good that Guy called his mom on the air; note: menu changes daily (call for availability); looks good!
Gulas (Bosnian-Style Goulash) beef cut into squares, cooked in salt, pepper, red bell peppers, olive oil, parsley; served w/ homemade white butter rice, fresh homemade bread & cabbage salad; looks good
#70 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo... BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1); started as a hot dog truck in 1993...now it's an establishment w/ multiple full-scale restaurants including a new opening in W. Phoenix
Carne Seca Platter half-pound of carne seca (Sonoran desert sun-dried marinated lean Angus beef that is shredded & flash-grilled w/ green chile, tomato & onions; comes w/ guacamole, Pico de Charro, arroz & frijoles refritos or Charros, flour or corn tortillas; "A Taste Explosion"-Gourmet Magazine
Chimichanga Chimichanga was supposedly created here
est. 1922 (oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family in U.S.); birthplace of the Chimichanga; featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine, USA Today, The NBC Today Show, Parade Magazine, the NY and LA Times
Rib-diculous Challenge 2 racks (5-lbs) mesquite baby back ribs, seasoned & slow-cooked 8 hours then pit smoked, slathered in house barbecue sauce; finish in under 1 hour for a free cowboy hat & bandanna; Casey won