Monday, July 2, 2012
Nina's Foods (Los Angeles - East LA)
Nina has not been easy to come by like she once was. And the scene on Breed Street seems to have died down a bit. Some nights I have a hankering for a bomb ass pambazo or a deep fried quesdilla and she is nowhere to be found. So sad cuzz this stuff really hits the spot late at night.
Well, on a whim I decided to pass by the other weekend and to my pleasant surprise, she was there! i wasn't even craving her goodies at the time but I just couldn't pass on the opportunity.
I wanted a pambazo but she had run out earlier. I ordered 2 quesadillas instead but when I was dressing them, I noticed that her signature salsa de semillas was absent,
Apparently, they don't have the scores of people that used to visit them, so they don't set-up as much food as before. It appears as though the cops crack down on her more than in the past, explaining why there is no sign of her when I go sometimes. And I'm sure that also contributes to why fewer people go when she is open now - people just assume she won't be there, so why look for her. That's too bad.
I hope she can find another location, utilize a food truck or open up a restaurant like Carmen's Antojitos around the block.
2 deep fried quesadillas.
Nina doing her thing.