Pork Chimichangas

shredded pork filled chimichangas

As the Village Voice 4knots festival wound down, I was beginning to get hungry when I spotted these deep fried chimichangas.

The 4Knots Festival, held this past year on Pier 17 at South Street Seaport took place on a hot muggy day. Drinking beer in the hot sun can be disorienting, especially without any food.

I found this stand off to the edge of the crowds. A few other people were walking away with the chimichangas. They looked delicious.

I ordered up a set — two for three dollars — and waited while they were fried before me. They were wrapped up in a soft casing, more like a pastry dough rather than a traditional tortilla. The crispy exteriors gave way to a soft center.

The shredded pork inside could have been spicier, but overall offered a balanced sweetness.

When I returned to the concert, my friends asked where I’d been. I explained that I just had two hot chimichangas. The immediately ran off to the stand and proceeded to order six each.

MexiBBQ
4Knots food stand
(37-11 30th Avenue
Astoria)

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