The Little Kitchen

     A typical day (when I can get one) includes a bike ride around Audubon Park- wind in my hair, egrets nesting, calories burning. Round and round I go. I’m feeling slimmer already. 
     And then… a smell. Not just any smell, but a delicious and rich aroma. It’s calling me. 
     Biking faster. Muscles toning. Mouth watering, and there it is… Food! For sale! And I have… $3. You can’t get anything for $3. Oh oh.
     La Cocinita a new addition to the New Orleans Food Truck scene (see link), could not have been more accommodating. 
     “I have only $3, sir “, (heavy on an Oliver Twist-ian English accent).
     “Why two tacos, little girl” (I wish- the little girl part), replies Rachel with a smile. Benoit, the chef, gives a thumbs-up from deep inside the belly of the magic food beast.
     And so, begins a beautiful relationship with fresh, authentic, Latino inspired food that so goes beyond Tacos.
     Can you say, ‘Arepas’ and ‘Patacones”? 
     No, me neither, but I really love to eat them.

     I’ll just bike a few extra times around the park.

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Pork Taco with roasted red pepper
and creamy cilantro sauce

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Arepas with braised pork and roasted red pepper sauce

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Chicken taco with spicy mango and creamy corn sauce

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Proprietors Benoit and Rachel

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La Cocinita-
at your service

   




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