New Yorkers will recognize this as "Cafe Habana" Corn, but the popcorn-esque smell of roasted elote (Mexican corn on the cob) outside of farmer's markets, clubs at 3 a.m., or even Dodger games could very well be California's state smell (runner up is the orange groves or the bacon wrapped hot dogs). This corn is a can't miss bite for a Southern Californian. Sweet, toasted, creamy, sour, and a teensy bit spicy all at the same time. You'll be picking kernals out of your teeth and hair for days and your fingers will sting with chili and lime if you devour them like I do. Is the mess worth it? I'm writing a blog post, aren't I?
I'm sorry, I shouldn't answer a question with a question. Yes, it's TOTALLY WORTH IT. If you haven't enjoyed the bliss of blackened corn with these true Mexican flavors, well friend, get grillin'.
Director/Editor: Claire Thomas
DP: Yayo Ahumada
CA/Asst. Editor: Tahir Adiguzelli
Song: Kilo by Bonde do Role