New York can do exceptional Mexican food pretty easily, something I didn't appreciate until I'd been here a little while and had tried a few places. London has a handful of people making an effort to bring this cuisine to the masses, but the results are generally pretty lacklustre.
I've always like chillies, and find the subtle roastings and liberal spikings in Mexican food pretty compelling.
The 5th May is an excuse for a bit of a party in New York. Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico celebrating a local victory over the French in 1862, but due to New York's large Mexican population, the holiday is unofficially celebrated here, too.
So, last Saturday was a great excuse for some ceviche, fish tacos, tortilla soup and a few Coronas.