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Hatch Chile Season In Georgia

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Odd as it may seem, Hatch chiles, the famous spicy peppers grown in the Hatch Valley in Southwestern New Mexico, will soon be “in season” in Georgia, again.

Taqueria del Sol is celebrating with a shipment of fresh chiles. And starting August 26, chef Eddie Hernandez will work the peppers into his weekly specials at all Georgia locations, continuing through the entire month of September.

Look for green chile tacos,  pot pie, rellenos, tamales, enchiladas, jambalaya and more. And check the weekly menu specials here: www.taqueriadelsol.com.

A bit of bad news: The annual Hatch Chile Festival Taqueria del Sol has been putting on for several years has been canceled in favor of the month of specials.

And some good news: The Square Pub in Decatur  will hold its third annual Green Chile Roast on September 14, featuring 8,000 pound of hand-roasted Hatch green chiles selected in New Mexico by the pub’s co-owners, Jason Wiles and Bob Rhein.

The Roast will feature lots chile-inspired food and drink, plus music and local green chile craft beer: www.squarepubdecatur.com.

For a fun glimpse of Jason and Bob’s excellent Hatch adventures, check out this YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kKS4EIy00o.

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Mark

August 21st, 2013
6:02 pm

Please, please, por favor, tell me where I can go to have a Mexican/Spanish Day of the Dead early September celebration staple, “Chiles en Nogata”?

A roasted poblano pepper or two, stuffed with an exquisite peccadillo filling (containing papaya cubes, beef, perhaps chicken, perhaps raisins, perhaps anything beautifully edible), lightly fried in an egg batter and coated with a walnut & pomegranate-seed white mole sauce.

Labor-intensive. I had my first “Chiles en Nogada” at the Mexican Pavilion at EPCOT at Disney World’s World Showcase, and that dish “Chilies en Nogada”, prompted me to go to Disney World at the onset of September – just so I could taste that Mexican perfection of cuisine.

Leslie

August 21st, 2013
8:07 pm

Mark–Check out Zocalo in Midtown on 10th. We’ve enjoyed chiles en nogala there many years, usually in September.

Mark

August 21st, 2013
8:15 pm

Ooo! Thank you so much, Leslie, for the Zocalo recommendation.

You know, I said, “Chiles en Nogata”and you said “Chiles en Nogala”: both wrong.

It’s “Chiles en Nogada”, and I’ll never forget it. Thank you again.

Finn McCool

August 22nd, 2013
8:00 am

These are just Big Jim peppers, right?

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New Mexican

August 22nd, 2013
6:32 pm

Green chile is to Hatch, New Mexico as grapes are to Piedmont, Italy.

Any other green chile is similar, but far from good.