Last night Calvin and I walked over to our local TDS and luckily, we snagged two seats at the bar instead of waiting in the incredibly long line. We also tried one of the special chile rellenos made with New Mexico chiles, available for a limited time only. Truly delicious. Ours tasted quite spicy, which I like, but the bartender said that some are not so spicy, you just never know. The restaurant is offering a special chile event also, details below.
TAQUERIA DEL SOL KEEPS THE SUMMER COOL WITH A CHILE PARTY
Atlanta Restaurant Celebrates the Arrival of Hatch Chiles with a Festive Evening At the Howell Mill Location
ATLANTA (Aug. 3, 2010) – Taqueria del Sol is known for fresh and unique cuisine, and a large shipment of Hatch chiles with the restaurant’s name on it only reinforces that image. On Sunday, Sept. 12, the shipment will be opened and hundreds of chiles will be served in a variety of dishes for patrons, including crispy green chile rellenos, green chile cheeseburger sliders, green chile enchiladas and south by southwest brisket tacos. Held at the Howell Mill location, Taqueria del Sol will host a block-party sort of celebration spilling into the parking lot under tents, including various food stations, drinks and live music from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For only $12.00, patrons can enjoy all the food they can eat, and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.
“Have you ever tasted a Hatch chile?” asks Mike Klank, owner of Taqueria del Sol. “No other chile tastes like a Hatch.” The chiles are named for Hatch, New Mexico, known as the “chile capital of the world.” Klank makes an annual event of the harvest, bringing in pallets of the spicy green peppers every year to roast at Taqueria del Sol locations. Chefs Eddie Hernandez and David Waller also incorporate the chiles in various dishes throughout the season.
The event will happen rain or shine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ossabaw Island Foundation, which oversees the public use and education initiatives of Georgia’s third largest barrier island, home to loggerhead sea turtles, endangered wood storks and other species in danger of extinction.
WHAT: Hatch Chile Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 12; 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Taqueria del Sol, Howell Mill
1200-B Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30318