Seeing Anna and Jonas's honeymoon photos makes me want to fast-forward our wedding to the vacation part. They rented a lovely house in Sayulita, near Puerto Vallarta, where it was hot. One day, after a particularly exhausting and sweaty walk, they stumbled upon this torta spot.
While they were waiting for their sandwiches, the proprietor of the shop sat them at a table and chairs in an adjacent garage with standup fans positioned to blow right on them. By the time the tortas were ready, the happy couple were nice and cool. I'm sure the cold beer didn't hurt either.
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Sometimes I get an intense craving for Mexican food. But I always have an intense craving for sandwiches. So how is a girl to find balance? Behold, the torta.
This Mexican sandwich — perfect for today's Cinco de Mayo celebration — is like a burrito meets sub sandwich, or a South of the Border version of the Cuban sandwich.
I devoured this chicken torta at a humble joint called Super Tortas in Los Angeles. Like most tortas, it was served on a soft, toasted white roll called a telera or bolillo, and the juicy, peppery shredded chicken was dressed simply with guacamole, lettuce, and onions. Some places also add tomato or chopped peppers. To me, the bread — brown on top and fluffy in the middle — is what takes it over the top. Now I just need to find a fabulous torta place in San Francisco. Anyone know of one?