PORTLAND, OR – It all seemed so innocent. A pair of women on an impromptu road trip to Mexico last year fell in love with meals punctuated by amazing handmade tortillas and tried to figure out how they were created.
“I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” Liz “LC” Connelly told the Willamette Week. “They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins. They wouldn’t tell us too much about technique, but we were peeking into the windows of every kitchen, totally fascinated by how easy they made it look. We learned quickly it isn’t quite that easy.”
On their drive home to Portland, Oregon, Connelly and Kali Wilgus — who are white — decided they should work at the craft themselves and then open up an eatery in town. And soon Kooks Burritos was born.
Connelly and Wilgus carved out a spot for themselves in a food cart, rolled out tortillas right in front of customers, cooked them on a griddle and then wrapped them around eggs, guacamole, cheese and your choice of neon-green serrano salsa or neon orange chile de árbol salsa, the Week noted.
Sounds like a fun little eatery you might like to sample some day, yes?
Well, you’re too late. Kooks Burritos has closed shop.
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