I recently moved to the Mission District of San Francisco, which has a huge Mexican and El Salvadoran population, and there I discovered a fun new drink. It’s called atol de elote, and it’s served at a bunch of restaurants and taco trucks around the ’hood. It’s like a sweet, hot corn soup that is drunk as a beverage. I hear there’s a variety that contains chocolate, which is a Mexican rather than an El Salvadoran specialty, but I have yet to find it.

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