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Sep 16, 2011 02:40 PM

Chile en nogada in Pgh?

OK, I know this is a long shot. In honor of Independence Day, is there anyplace to get Chiles en nogada in the Pittsburgh area? I am in Wheeling, but am more than willing to drive to Pgh.


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  1. Long shot is right, Assaesm. I grew up in Pgh and have never found any authentic regional Mexican food there. But if you're going there anyway, maybe give a call to the owners of Las Palmas Carniceria on Brookline Blvd. If it turns out they're from Puebla, MAYBE they'll make some up for you. (412) 388-5090

    Casa Oaxaca in DC makes Chiles en Nogada for about a week every year around this time, as an Independence Day special. Is that too far?

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    1. re: ninrn

      Thanks, ninrn. DC is too far, sadly. If we end up going to PIttsburgh, I will definitely give Las Palmas a call.

      1. re: annaesm

        How about Columbus? Many more Mexican restaurants there than in Pgh.

        (Yikes, just noticed my typo of your username. Sorry about that!)

        1. re: ninrn

          It's OK :)

          We won't make it to Columbus this weekend, but will definitely keep in mind Mexican places there for the future.

          1. re: annaesm

            Is there a reason you can't make them yourself. I googled, and there are lots of recipes.


            1. re: Jay F

              I think if you make it the authentic way, with the meringue-y batter for the chiles, all the dried fruit and so on chopped into the meat, and so on, it's kind of complicated to make for just a couple of people.

              1. re: Jay F

                They are a full day labor of love, and hard to get it right the first time. Easier to fly to Puebla and get the real deal there.

                1. re: Jay F

                  Yes, I've seen some of the recipes online. The one from mija looks really great. But unfortunately I don't have time right now to make them. Maybe someday.