To try in Kansas City – Port Fonda for hipster Mexican!


Nice of the NYTimes to offer us another dining option when we pass through Kansas City – which we do at least twice a year en route to Wichita or Dodge City to see my in-laws. Port Fonda is a  hipster Mexican place whose roots – like many good hipster places these days – are in the food truck world. Word has it the place will start serving lunch this month!

This dish sounds great: sopa Port Fonda, inspired by Vietnamese pho,: pork belly, braised pork shoulder, grilled and roasted vegetables, chochoyotes (masa dumplings) and a fried egg — all soaking in a spicy bacon-chile broth.

Port Fonda, 4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.; (816) 216-6462; portfondakc.com. The average price for dinner for two, not including drinks and tip, is about $35.

 Other items mentioned: lengua tacos and tomato-braised octopus. margaritas flavored with blood orange liqueur and hibiscus syrup. tacos, tortas, chilaquiles, menudo (a traditional soup), tripe is braised until tender and smooth; other pieces are cut into ribbons and fried. Another popular dish, chilaquiles, is topped with house-made mashed green chorizo and a sauce brightened with Dos Equis beer.

Port Fonda, 4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo.; (816) 216-6462; portfondakc.com. The average price for dinner for two, not including drinks and tip, is about $35.

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