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The Tampa Tribune’s food writer since 2005, Jeff Houck covers the way people live through their food. He also hosts the Table Conversations food podcast and believes that everything crunchy is good.

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Weekend Eats: Grouper Tacos, Deviled Eggs With Truffled Salt, Birch Beer Cupcakes

Posted May 28, 2013 by Jeff Houck

Updated May 28, 2013 at 04:22 PM

@michjenkins - Chicken mole, carnitas & chorizo ~ tacos for two @tacolicious, SF.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a friend of the pig and all of its various byproducts.

So it is no surprise that I have a porky little crush on plates of Mexican carnitas. Anytime you make anything out of the Boston Butt of the pig and then throw some Latin flavor on top, I’m on board.

Which is what that plate up there would be.

Twitter friend @michjenkins enjoyed a flight of Chicken mole, carnitas and chorizo tacos over the weekend. That tasty little offering won her this week’s Weekend Eats contest.

For her excellent taste in shredded protein, she wins the following:


Pati's Mexican Table

A copy of Pati Jinich’s outstanding new book “Pati’s Mexican Table.” It’s a companion to her PBS show by the same name. (Allow me to suggest the Aztec Chicken Casserole.)

Intrigued? Here’s a video of Pati talking about Mexican food during a stop at the Google headquarters. Because, you know, they don’t have enough amenities there.

In addition to the book, @michjenkins also enters the hallowed confines of the Weekend Eats Hall of Fame.

Other slobber-inducing dishes this week included:

‏* @lonelygourmet: Lucious prime rib, done perfectly, with loaded baked potato and broccoli ... mmmmm

Not enough for you? Here’s this week’s Gallery of Noms:


Last week’s Weekend Eats.


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