100 Favorite Dishes: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino


As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to [email protected]

Sunday through Thursday, between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, items on Chino Latino's happy-hour menu are so cheap you'd think you'd found yourself in Latin America--seriously, most dishes cost less than a beer. Our favorite is the Pan de Muerto, or French Toast of the Dead, which is made with the sweet pan, or bread, that's traditionally eaten on Day of the Dead, and loaded with sliced bananas and Meyer's rum caramel syrup. Even if you haven't already had that much to drink, you'll probably pick up the plate and lick the last of it up.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi No. 99: Eclair at Butter No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's