If we can put a man on the moon...
If we can control our air conditioners with our phones...
If the president can play soccer with a Japanese robot...
... then it’s about damn time someone made progress on the most important front of them all: the nacho
Someone like these guys...
Embrace the innovation at El Vez
, an XXL Mexican wonderland in Battery Park City (ironically
located across from the Irish Hunger Memorial), opening tonight.
There’s a lot going on here, so let’s tackle the good stuff.
It’s a Stephen Starr joint.
He’s a big deal in Philly (home of the first El Vez)
and at Morimoto and has done chicken with Questlove. Here, he’s bringing enchiladas, ceviche and three
into your life.
It’s loosely themed on a Mexican Elvis impersonator...
... named El Vez. He’s
real. He’s why there are velvet Elvis paintings everywhere. And he’ll be performing here
Some of the mezcals are distilled with chicken.
They’re called pechugas, and
they’re made using barrels, macerated fruit, patience and a chicken hanging overhead. Yep.
The nachos have attained nirvana.
They’re simple enough—cheese, beans, salsa, sour
cream, onion, jalapeño and optional chorizo. But they’ve got special
, designed to give you 100% nacho coverage.
Well played, science.
259 Vesey St
(at North End Ave)
New York, NY 10282