Pasted below is my review on El Huipil in Redwood City for SanJose.com, part of online periodical Metro News. I have also included a link to the original article HERE.
Deep in the industrial part of Redwood City amid a collection of warehouses sits El Huipil, the new Mexican restaurant infused with Mayan roots for a touch of authenticity.
El Huipil’s neighborhood is not known for its aesthetics, and as you pass the rather unattractive, boxlike factory buildings and dilapidated corner shops, you might think you have taken a wrong turn. Maintain course and discover a clean, sit-down Mexican restaurant that wavers somewhere between hole-in-the wall taqueria and a more upscale spot with quality cuisine. (more…)
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I have pasted my latest SF Station YUM blog article on new Marina taco spot, Tacko, from Nick Fasanella of Underdogs and formerly Nick’s Crispy Tacos. To view the original article please click this LINK.
Last Friday I gave my friend Nick Fasanella (yes, “that Nick” formerly of Nick’s Crispy Tacos and current owner of Underdogs in the Inner Richmond) a call to chat about his upcoming restaurant launch, Tacko, in the Marina. It was a sunny day in San Francisco and Nick was taking advantage of the good weather to captain his boat up to Petaluma.
There are two things you need to know about Nick: 1) Boating is life 2) Food and cooking rank a close second. Nick lives on a boat in Sausalito, which explains his permanent sun-kissed skin and penchant for boating belts and collared shirts, but his romance with water dates back to childhood. Nick grew up in Connecticut and often could be found sailing the waters of Nantucket or learning about whole foods from his farmer grandfather. After a three-day college stint, Nick left and headed to Ft. Lauderdale to start a boat-detailing business. When business slowed, Nick would drop anchor in favor of an apron and work in restaurants. (more…)
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