So this happened. A mound of gelatinous pig skin piled onto a tortilla, spewing out so much soup that you have to spear it with a fork then slurp up the strips like noodles. I was sitting next to a pile of winter squash, underneath some wooden beams that were supposed to make the place look like a Mexican ranch.
But it was really a supermarket, a Food City in fact ... And wow, how cool is that?! The sizable sit-down deli Dos Ranchitos whips up a whole menu in addition to their fried chicken and prepared supermarket salads. They do four different types of pig skin, including the chicharron guisado rojo stew that I had the pleasure of consuming. But next time, I'm skipping this taco business and going straight for the menudo!
Insider's tip: Avocados are five for a dollar right now! I made some wicked guacamole when I got home ...
Location: In the Tucson Spectrum, 1221 W. Irvington Road
Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day
Payment: accepts debit and credit