Chow Bella

Gross Out: Cool Pork Stomach at Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara

By Amy Silverman

There seem to be some storage problems at Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara in Chandler.

A recent inspection revealed a first aid kit stored on top of tortillas, and a hat on top of the potatoes. Raw chicken was stored above "ready to eat items" -- a big "no no".

But the part of the report that stopped me cold involved the fact that many foods that day were not heated to the proper temperature, including pork and pork stomach. And others -- sour cream, ham, chorizo, tacos frijoles and Canadian bacon were not cold enough.

Considering the report on the shelves in the walk in cooler ("abundance of food debris stuck on them") I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have warm sour cream.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at