My ongoing search for Mexican ingredients hits another roadblock: I stopped by Tacubaya tonight to pick up some lard to make refritos, and was told that they no longer sell lard, nor do they use it in their cooking. I tried Mi Tierra, and they said that they don't sell freshly rendered lard, and don't know of anywhere that does.
Anyone have a source for good lard in the East Bay? Does La Boriquena sell it? Maybe I just need to make my own.