Although Mexican food in Bushwick has frequently been known to lean toward the disgusting side–whether literally or because of Anthony Bourdain–the latest epidemic to pervade what was once your favorite cuisine has taken a turn for the grosser: cockroaches. Their predilection for delicious queso is just as strong as yours, after all. While The Burning Bush has been strictly forbidden from naming specific names (which we’ve done anyway below), it’s sufficient to say that the bulk of restaurants in the area with chorizo in the majority of their food is guilty of attracting the additional ingredient of crunchy cockroach.
The Burning Bush managed to speak to one anonymous employee, who was hesitant to comment openly, but nonetheless admitted, “I can tell you that every restaurant from Carrera’s to Los Hermanos is having a problem with it. I don’t know why cockroaches are flocking to thees particular food, but they are, and it’s made Tina’s seem more appetizing to me after what I’ve witnessed behind the scenes.” And so, until someone comes forward with what’s really causing this foul addition to your chilaquiles, steer clear–no matter how Californian you are and therefore feel the same withdrawal symptoms from Mexican food as a junkie from heroin.
Written by Genna Rivieccio