But now it appears that there are a few new kids on the block, trying to introduce the concept of Mexican market eating. Fresh produce, quality fillings and authentic ingredients all delivered in the time it would usually take for you to order two all beef patties. Last Friday, I was invited to a blogger event to have lunch with Clovis Young, head honcho of 'Mad Mex - Fresh Mexican Grill'. The idea was to meet the man behind the concept, sample the food, shoot the breeze about the hottest jalapeno we had ever tried and hopefully I would get a good meal and they would get a mention in my blog. Well, it worked. Last week I was writing about my own Mexican adventure and this week I am writing about someone else's.
Clovis grew up in California, enjoying the delights of Mexican food but once he moved to Beantown on the East Coast, there was no decent Mexican to be had so it was up to his family to recreate their own Mexican meals and dream of a better life. Identifying a gap, indeed, a gaping whole in the market in Australia he decided he was the one to introduce us to the authentic flavours of Baja California. A few years ago, it was just one grill in Sydney, now there's 10 and he's hoping to expand further into Qld, hence the invite.
|Soft Taco w extra Jalapenos|
|Damn good churros|
|Hot Sauce w Margarita lurking in the background|
|Clovis @ Max Mex Brunswick St Mall|