Food Stuff

Illustration By Conrad Garcia

The latest news from the state is that West Sacramento may be the site for the next governor’s mansion. But did you know that West Sac also is the site of a restaurant that serves a dish named after footwear? Order a huarache at El Rincon de Michoacan. You will be presented with an elongated oval of fresh-griddled masa equal to, oh, about a men’s size 9C. The cornmeal is topped with a thin layer of refried beans, a pile of the meat of your choice, chopped lettuce, shredded cheese and a dollop of guacamole. Embellish with some of El Rincon’s great salsas, and you have a meal fit for the state’s chief executive. El Rincon also has an inviting array of Mexican, American and Salvadoran beers icing down next to the cash register and a big-screen TV with Mexican soccer. 900 Jefferson Boulevard, West Sacramento, 372-7116.