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I’ll Take My Mexican With a Side of California

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Note. This post originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Observer, September 2009.

Mad Mex touts its menu as “funky fresh Cal Mex,” and I must say, on that it does deliver. Mexican food purists, beware, you won’t find any dishes dripping in sauces or oozing with cheese. What exactly is California cuisine, and how will you find it on Mad Mex’s menu? In a word, fusion: Imagine a combination of Mexican flavors and California-fresh ingredients, with a couple of Asian influences thrown in for good measure. Continue reading