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New food truck from San Antonio chef Jesse Kuykendall will offer 'overlooked' Mexican street foods
click image Instagram / jess.kuykendallclick image Facebook / Milpa - Food Truck & CateringThe chef behind the innovative cuisine at Ocho at Hotel Havana is branching out to offer San Antonio the food of her childhood along the U.S.-Mexico border.This weekend, chef Jesse Kuykendall will launch Milpa, a food truck specializing in Mexican street food that may be unfamiliar to many San Antonians. A brick and mortar space is also in the works.“I started this venture prior to [joining the team at] Ocho, and it was hard to let it go so I could dedicate my focus to my growth with Havana,” said Kuykendall, known to her coworkers as Chef Kirk. “Milpa is a perfect place for me to share who I am, past [the work] I’m fortunate to do with Ocho.”Even so, the Laredo-raised chef said her primary focus remains on Ocho.The Milpa food truck will launch with a hefty Valentine’s Day takeout package and a Saturday pop-up at Government Hill establishment Folklores Coffee House . The pop-up will showcase future menu items including tacos, quesadillas, pozole and arroz con leche, all inspired by Kuykendall’s family recipes, travels and experiences growing as a chef.“The menu is focused on overlooked street foods in Mexico, street foods I was introduced to by my mom on our travels growing up,” Kuykendall said. Diners can place pre-orders for the meal, including add-on options, at the Milpa website The pop-up at Folklores, located at 1526 E. Grayson St., will start at 9 a.m. and run until the food sells out.sacurrent.com
South side coffee shop now a hub to feed thousands of elderly a week
SAN ANTONIO Folklores Coffee House is teaming up with Hot Wells Conservancy and other volunteers to provide meals to the elderly on the south side of San Antonio. I will say we have amazing volunteers, Emilie Herrera, co-owner, Folklores Coffee House, said. This idea started off with a small group feeding about 30 people a week and it has now grown to thousands of food deliveries a week. If we dont take care of them, who will? Tatu Herrera, co-owner, Folklores Coffee House, said. If you would like to help or if you know someone who could use some free meals, please click here.
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