Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Around Town - Weekly Alibi's Taco USA Party



The legendary Al Hurricane, the abrasively hilarious Gustavo Arellano, and an open taco bar at El Pinto Restaurant made for one great night in Albuquerque.

The Weekly Alibi played host to the party celebrating the release of Arellano's new book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Arellano is the writer behind the nationally syndicated column, "¡Ask a Mexican!", and was out to talk about his new book.

Lucky for Burqueños, that meant celebrating in style at one of Albuquerque's finest restaurants and snacking on complimentary tacos and chile con queso while listening to the music of Al Hurricane.

Here are some pictures from tonight's festivities.

El Pinto Restaurant in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Weekly Alibi banners decorating El Pinto for the Taco USA Party

Gustavo Arellano, author and writer for the nationally syndicated Ask A Mexican column
Gustavo Arellano 
Gustavo Arellano talks to guests at the Taco USA Party at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gustavo Arellano discusses his new book, Taco USA, with the audience at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Arellano discussing his newest book
Al Hurricane plays for the crowd at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Taco USA Part hosted by the Weekly Alibi
The legend: Al Hurricane 
Al Hurricane poses with a fan at the Weekly Alibi's Taco USA Party at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Guests help themselves to the taco bar at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the Weekly Alibi's Taco USA Party
Snacking on the taco bar 
A pair of tacos at El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico
A shining star in its own right: the food
Some tacos from El Pinto Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico

More information about Arellano and his new book can be found online: gustavoarellano.net

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