Chef News

Silvana Salcido Esparza Explains What Mexican Food Is Not and Discusses the Food Term That Makes Her Skin Crawl

See also: Silvana's Changing It Up Again at Barrio Queen See also: Chef Salad: Jeff Kraus Explains What's Cool About Food Trucks

Silvana Salcido Esparza Barrio Cafe 2814 N. 16th Street, Phoenix 602-636-0240 www.barriocafe.com

Barrio Queen Tequileria, Restaurant and Tiendita 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale 480-656-4197 www.barrioculinaryconcepts.com

This is part one of my interview with Silvana Salcido Esparza, chef-owner of Barrio Cafe in Phoenix and Barrio Queen in Scottsdale. Come back on Tuesday for part two, when Esparza muses about being a badass and names three places she loves to eat Mexican food.

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Nikki Buchanan