A couple of months ago while watching Hulu I caught a Chase commercial that was part of a series of commercials where they feature famous chefs out of their element, exploring different cuisines that will inspire their menus. They've done one with the famous chef Nobu and Sue Zemanick and this one in particular made me double take because it featured two chefs they said run La Casita Mexicana in Bell, CA. BELL, CA; also known as the city where I went to high school and a city where there's nothing particularly interesting that would lure anyone to visit it.
Well… you know I'm up for culinary adventure so for Father's Day, in an attempt to find a place halfway between Long Beach and Burbank I remembered the place and so, we went.
It also made me extra proud of my roots and after dinner I dragged them to a coffee shop chain that's run by Latinos called "Tierra Mia Coffee" which offers their own roasted coffee grown in Latin American countries and they have specialty drinks like 'horchata latte' and 'mexican chocolate mocha'. I learned that my dad is very Mexican in his coffee choices where he wants his coffee sweetened whereas I've now come of age in the hipster area and if a coffee is good enough, I need no sweetener.