Porter & Frye's El Pelon: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 90
Craft cocktails are rapidly becoming a way of life here in the Twin Cities, and while a welcome trend, it sometimes leads to drinks that are a little too weighty, both in concept and construction. Not so with Porter & Frye's El Pelon, a crisp yet spicy tequila concoction whose tiny crystals call out to you with a cucumber and lime siren song. This green-goddess-hued libation may conjure memories of a relaxing spa visit, or the moment you had your first shot of quality tequila. Then the jalapeno chimes in and gently but firmly jolts you back to your present reality.
Not a bad reality at that--sitting at the P&F bar and sipping your Don Julio Blanco-based beauty amongst the well-heeled hotel guests. Let them think you just spent hours at the Ivy Spa and are ending the magic with a quaff that feels quite healthy going down.
But don't be fooled by El Pelon's smooth approach and gorgeous appearance. "The bald guy," as it is translated into English, is not afraid to use his equal measures of heat, strength, citrus, and vegetable to lure you in and make you his mistress.
1115 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta
No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary
No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato
No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes
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