Californian transplants to New York like to say that New York lacks good Mexican food. Which, of course, isn't true. Check out Corona or Sunset Park, and you'll see. Granted, Manhattan doesn't offer the plethora of great regional Mexican you'd find on nearly every corner in Los Angeles—in the five boroughs, you have to know where to look. But sometimes West Coasters are actually hankering for "Cal-Mex"—a strange amalgam, somehow both heavier and more dietetic than more traditional Mexican cuisine. Huge quantities of pico de gallo are often deployed, as well as sour cream and guacamole. A subset of Cal-Mex, the San Francisco Mission-style burrito, is a creation that people get terrifically homesick for, while non-Californians shake their heads in wonder that anyone could get so worked up over an... More >>>