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The Rise of Mexican Restaurants

The Rise of Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants are becoming more and more popular throughout the country. What has brought on this surge in diners?

Attracted by the relatively low fares, great weather, friendly locals, a great party atmosphere and good food and drink, British holiday makers have, in recent years, started flocking to this Central American country for their annual 2 week pilgrimage to the sun.

For many of these Gringos, it will be their first experience in Mexican culture and the delicious food that is a staple of the Mexican way of life. Some do not take well to the spicy food, but many, many more are literally blown away.

It is not just the Mexican travellers who are exposed to this food. For a large number of years the USA has been revelling in the delights of the cuisine. Mexican immigrants make up a significant percentage of the American population, especially in California. When they came across the border, they brought with them Mexican delights which are enjoyed regularly by a large percentage of Americans. You only have to look at the number of Taco Bell’s fluttered around the country to see the impact. Taco Bell has been warped from the traditional incarnation of Mexican food to better serve the average American palette but it is undeniably Mexican in its origin.

These travellers all return with an insatiable hunger for the food and restaurants are popping up all over the capital and rest of the country to satisfy these peoples needs.

These restaurants are all vastly different, each serving it’s own interpretation of the traditional Mexican dishes, utilising all the staple ingredients such as Tortillas, Frijoles, Chilies, Guacamole and Salsa. Need something to wash all this delicious food down with? Call your waiter over and ask for a Cerveza (Spanish – the language of Mexico and most other Latin American Countries – for Beer).

Staple dishes found in these Mexican Restaurants are Fajitas – Sizzling Dishes, made with Sweet Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, Garlic Olive Oil & freshly chopped Coriander. Served with Homemade Guacamole, Salsa Mexicana, Sour Cream, Grated Cheese & Warm Flour Tortillas; Burritos – Flour Tortilla Cones, filled with either: Spicy Beef or Chicken, finished with a Salad Garnish, Salsa and Sour Cream.

Whatever your choice, you are sure to find that taste to bring back the memories of that holiday in Cancun.

Best Boston Restaurants for Mexican Food

Best Boston Restaurants for Mexican Food

I am a huge fan of Mexican food. Anything spicy, really. I just can’t get enough. So, when I go out for spicy, good Mexican food I go to Boston. Some of the Best Boston Restaurants serve Mexican inspired appetizers and entrees in a more casual Boston atmosphere. I prefer this to the brightly colored walls and mariachi bands of Acapulco’s Restaurant in Beverly. Boston has something the North Shore just can’t offer – true Spicy food lovers, the atmosphere.

 

If you are lucky enough to find a high quality Mexican restaurant, they will also likely have the best drink options. For example, New Moon in Roxbury, just outside of Northeastern University’s campus, serves all types of food, but their specialty is Mexican inspired. Their drinks are also Mexican inspired. Dishes such as tamales go perfectly with their Latin inspired sangria. And, the dish is nothing with out the salsas and sauces.

 

Salsas and sauces are staples in spicy or Mexican foods. I am a huge fan of any type of Salsa Verde. This is a green salsa made from almost ripened tomatoes and spicy jalapeño peppers. This salsa goes great on almost any dish. I prefer it on tacos, in burritos, or my favorite, in tortilla soup. This soup is spicy on its own. Made with the best flavors of any Mexican restaurant it usually contains chicken, tortilla strips sour cream and guacamole. As a spicy food enthusiast, I can tell you that any salsa will go just fabulously with tortilla soup. However, there is one that stands alone. Salsa con queso, cheesy salsa, goes fantastic with tortilla soup. I might suggest replacing the sour cream with salsa con queso and adding a dab of Salsa Verde on top for a little extra kick.

 

The Best Boston Restaurants for Mexican food will give their diners choices, like the ones I just described with soup. Some great spicy choices are different peppers to add to a dish and different sauces. I love jalapeño peppers in almost any dish, but I absolutely love the ghost peppers in burritos. A ghost pepper is debatably one of the hottest peppers served in restaurants. One bite of a plain pepper and smoke will be pouring from your ears. This delicacy is to be used in moderation. The tiniest amount will go a very long way in any delicious dish, and it will definitely not go unnoticed. This pepper is also great in sauces. Cooked sauces bring out the smoky flavors of all the greatest peppers.

 

Many Boston Restaurants work hard perfecting their own sauce variations. For example, New Moon combined a sweet cranberry reduction with their spicy salsa and cooked it down to make a sweet but spicy tamale sauce. This innovative cooking definitely entices customers. Many restaurants these days are experimenting with new sauces and spices to kick up some of their old classics. So, if you are in the mood for spicy, new food Boston will have every taste bud tingling sensation available. But, don’t forget a thirst quenching drink to save your taste buds for next time!

Chinese Food Pails for Restaurants

Chinese Food Pails for Restaurants

Good quality Chinese food pails are essential for all restaurants where Chinese food is served. These attractive food pails are ideal for the take-out needs of your customers. To purchase exclusive Chinese food to go boxes at affordable prices, the easiest option is to shop online. Most reputable online restaurant supply stores have a wide selection of quality food pails, which makes product selection easy and convenient.

Food Pails in Various Models and Dimensions

Chinese food pails are easy to use and can keep your foodstuffs hot and fresh for long hours. These Chinese to go boxes are available in various models, sizes and capacities. Designed in traditional Chinese fashion, most of these food pails come are white with a red logo, or red with a gold logo. Premium models of Chinese food to go boxes include:

• Wired Handled Chinese Take Out Containers 
• Microwave Safe Round Chinese Take Out Containers
• Microwave Safe Chinese Take Out Containers
• Chinese Take Out Containers with a Wired Handle

The advantage of food pails without wire handles is that they are microwavable, Food pails that come with wire handles, on the other hand, cannot be put in a microwave, but facilitate transport of food. Chinese food pails come in heavy duty cardboard boxes to help retain the freshness of the food. You can safely store different kinds of Chinese food, salads, cookies, noodles, fried rice and so on in these user-friendly boxes. The grease and leak resistant properties of these Chinese food pails is another useful feature. The pails can retain the temperature of both hot and cold food. For proper food storage and separation, some models of the containers come with heavy duty compartments and folded lids.

Leak Proof and Grease Resistant Finish

Another important feature of Chinese food pails is they are designed with a leak proof and grease resistant finish. So these containers can hold both hot and cold food and retail its flavor. Paperboard folded food pails can also keep your food fresh. Chinese food pail containers come with heavy duty compartments for convenient storage.

Established Distributor for Purchase

To buy premium Chinese to go boxes at wholesale rates, it is necessary to find an established distributor of restaurant supplies.  Such dealers offer attractive discounts for all bulk purchases and free product shipment facilities for purchases over a certain amount.