Field Trip!

Check out my piece on Flip today.  Click image below.

I sit in a too-warm corner of La Esquina, waiting for my friend to arrive while damp patrons order fish tacos at a register across the room.  Other diners approach a doorman guarding the downstairs restaurant – a cavernous space you have to walk through the kitchen to get to, passing Mexican cooks in cloth caps and dirty aprons, the tile floor littered with chopped vegetables.  “I’ve got a party of ten for ten-thirty ready for table three,” he says into a headpiece, as though he were directing flight traffic and not large parties of friends to the wooden tables below…

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