Street Food on Venustiano Carranza

It’s not that I haven’t seen or blogged about street food in Puerto Vallarta before, but now I am noticing more and more of it.  Not just a stand where people pick something up to go either places with chairs on the streets where you can eat and hang out.  There are 2 (maybe 3) such stands next to the huge Pharmacia Guadalajara that reminded me of Bangkok where they will set up complete make shift restaurants on the side walk.

Just up the street on Venustiano Carranza is a bustling local restaurant that stood in stark contrast to the fancy place next store (Casa Naranja) which was empty while the other place (name to come) was happening.  It seems maybe easy to say this is a reflection of the economy, everyone here is complaining that this is one of the slowest high seasons they have seen.

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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