September 25, 2022

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Chef Zuri Resendiz Is a Fighter — and His New Food Truck Luchador Is a Winner

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Chef Zuri Resendiz’s grandmother is horrified.

Resendiz is working on the fall menu for his new food truck Luchador, and one of the dishes he’s creating draws strongly from both his Mexican heritage as well as the nine years he spent at two of Denver’s best Italian restaurants: elote tortellini, based on the iconic south-of-the-border street food consisting of grilled corn on the cob doused in mayo and chile. Tiny horseshoes of tender, handmade pasta stuffed with roasted poblanos, corn and requesón (a soft cheese similar to Italian ricotta) may sound delightful to you, but Resendiz’s abuela is having none of it. “How can you say it’s elote if it’s not elote?” she gripes to him. “No! It’s pasta!”

It’s been a long road for Resendiz to launch his own food truck and earn his grandma’s…

Amy Antonation

2022-08-08 10:26:00

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