Thursday, May 17, 2012

Eating Tortas on Roosevelt Ave

Tortas Chivas
For the past few days, I've been reliving my Friday night through photos. In the name of book research and photo making, Clay, Donny, Jeff Orlick, and I wandered the majority of Roosevelt Avenue. We met up at Tortas Neza, a place Jeff told me about during the Street Vendor Project's Anniversary Party, underneath the 111th Street '7' station. This was the second time I'd been to Tortas, and I had been sold on that first visit.

Torta Monarcas
"Tortas" originally sold his sandwiches in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park before opening a store in Woodside. He closed down the store to open this truck, and it's quickly becoming a Roosevelt Ave destination. At my first visit, I went with what James Boo recommended (besides everything), the Tortas Monarcas. It's full of slow-roasted pork with lots of crunchy bits, and covered with quesillo (a mild, Oaxacan-style cheese). Note that every sandwich contains avocados, lettuce, and tomatoes. The sandwiches are named after Mexican soccer teams, so don't let that throw you off either. Like the second sandwich, Tortas Chivas, did not contain goat or Scotch. With eggs, chorizo and quesillo, it's the equivalent of a breakfast sandwich--the best breakfast sandwich in the world!

For more photos from our crawl, check out Clay's post. Donny has a post up too with more behind-the-scenes photos of our book making.

If you want to do the Roosevelt Ave food crawl, get in touch with Jeff. I highly recommend it.

Tortas Neza
Roosevelt Avenue and 111th Street, NE corner
(347) 666-1517347-666-1517

1 comment:

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