Tacos for Strength

Mercadito Midtown’s National Campaign Benefits Share Our Strength

Chefs Andrew Balick and Patricio Sandoval

Visit Mercadito Midtown during September and try Chef Andrew Balick’s signature taco, the 12th in a series to benefit Share Our Strenth, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger by 2015. Launched by Mercadito Midtown’s Chef/Partner Patricio Sandoval, the year-long fundraising initiative has connected 12 chefs from around the country with Mercadito’s NewYork, Chicago and Miami locations. Each month guest chefs have created a special taco, and a portion of the sales benefit the organization. Previous guest chefs included Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s and Sra. Martinez and Michael Schwartz of Michaels Genuine.

Chef Balick is a Florida native who recently accepted the chef de cuisine role at The DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. His taco creation brings the rich flavors of the Mediterranean to life, with braised lamb shank, curried Greek yogurt, pickled minted-carrot salad and crispy shoestring potatoes. Available throughout the month of September, Chef Balick’s taco costs $16 for an order of four tacos.

Mercadito Midtown is located in the heart of Miami’s Midtown district at 3252 N.E. 1st Avenue. Featuring creative Mexican cuisine, specializing in tacos, Mercadito Midtown is open seven days a week. For reservations, call 786-369-0430.

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