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Kennett Square: Magical Mushroom Mexican Mystery Tour

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Kennett Square: Magical Mushroom Mexican Mystery Tour

Andrew Fenton | Sep 9, 2002 08:50 AM

Er, not *that* kind of mushrooms, but the more mundane varieties were well represented at the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival this weekend. Lots of fun, in the way that only a small town crop festival can be: met Miss Mushroom, saw the exhibit on raising mushrooms, ate some pretty good cream of mushroom soup, and cream of mushroom soup ice cream (MUCH better than you'd think!)

And then... on to Tacqueria Moroleon! I'd heard about it on this board, but just don't make it out to Kennett Square all that often. (That'll change now.) It was a little harder to find than I'd expected (didn't help that the center of town was blocked off); we asked for directions at the information booth.

But when we got there... YOW! A couple of kinds of very fresh salsa (pico de gallo and something thinner and vinegary), always a promising sign. The enchiladas were very good: nice sauce, good tortillas. But the really mindblowing dish was the molcajete: a lava bowl filled with steak, tomatoes, onions, a big charred pepper, that white crumbly Mexican cheese, a whole grilled sausage and a truly amazing mole sauce. Rice, beans, tortillas and guacamole on the side were serviceable, but outshone by the lava volcano of chow erupting next door. It was $11, I think: it'd be hard to spend more than that on a single dish, and it'd also be hard for anyone short of a famished Eagles lineman to finish it off alone. But the sauce tasted even better for lunch on Sunday...

Unfortunately, we got there at 3:30, so the place was pretty empty: everything else that came out of the kitchen looked fantastic. After we'd ordered, the waitresses, who were having lunch during the slow period, got their food; I noticed that a couple of them had whole fried fish with a bowl of limes. Looked amazing, and I figure that they know what's good there... Next time, next time...

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