I really don’t know much about Barbacoa, except for the fact that my neighbor Miguel occasionally delivers to us a styrofoam container full of delicately spiced and tender shredded beef, alongside a sack of warm flour tortillas and and a zip lock baggie of pico de gallo. He buys all of this at a small Mexican bakery on South Federal across the street from Lincoln High. I’ve been there a couple of times to buy their freshly made tortillas, but little did I know that on Saturday and Sunday they sell Barbacoa for take out. It’s delicious and of course I wanted to try to make it at home.
Last Saturday the Baltimore Ravens came to town to play the Denver Broncos in an AFC playoff game. The high temperature at game time registered 16 degrees and continued to fall during the afternoon. But the arctic air couldn’t freeze the charge that electrified this city.