Sunday, November 27, 2011

Best Corn - Antojitos Mexicanos

There are many emerging intriguing culinary delights at the "Othello Swap Meet" parking lot at the Othello lightrail station at MLK and Othello, including Antojitos Mexicanos, AKA "Best Corn" shack that sells elote (roasted corn on the cob sprinkled with various delicious things), and esquitas (roasted corn off the cob).

On one cold recent evening I bought myself a large sized order of esquitas and it was quite the treat. I ordered mine with everything but the mayonnaise (mayo seems to be a standard part of the dish), and what I received was a big cup full of freshly roasted, freshly decobbed corn layered with butter, lime juice, cheese, chili powder and chili sauce. It was super delicious, and the buttery, corn-y, lime-y cheesy, spicy liquid that remains once the kernals are gone is a treat in itself.

This would be a great snack to munch on while waiting for the lightrail... all the tastyness of a well-dressed elote, but with the tidyness of a spoon.

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T. said...

Going to have to check this out!

Tell me more about this swap meet....

Tofu Hunter said...

I haven't actually been inside the building (it used to be the problematic Citadel nightclub), but the parking lot boasts a variety of interesting foods... at various times I have seen the following: a taco bus, the corn shack, a tamale vendor a mobile bbq, and Ethiopian food. Doesn't look like much food inside the old Citadel building, but I could be wrong. Periodically there are also fresh fruits and vegetables in the parking lot, farmers market style. I've actually seen "Othello Public Market" signs all over the city trying to catch wanderers and funnel them to the action. I'd love to hear your impressions if you check it out! xo