eating indie in indy

La Parada 1642 E. New York St.

La Parada has been around for a while. They used to do business in a small stand alone building at the front of the strip mall they are in. I have eaten there several times some years back. I am glad I finally went back and with Pat a willing participant.

Parada brings you out a bowl of salsa and chips as soon as you are seated. That always makes me happy. Their menu is huge but I knew what I wanted from the beginning. Posole. I believe they are the only joint in town that has it. Posole is a wonderful soup of pork and hominy in a chile fortified broth.

Their version was hot, unctuous and delicious. It was a huge bowl. I ate my fill and took home enough for at least dinner. Another thing I enjoy about posole is the stuff they give you to add to it. Like Pha.

My Posole “stuff”

I am more accustomed to shredded cabbage but I can appreciate their substitution of shredded lettuce. As long as they had onion and cilantro. They also added a few dried chiles to the mix. They looked like dried arbol but from the lack of heat I don’t think so

The rest of our dining “props” .

Using tostadas in place of tortilla strips was pretty slick. The diner can use a piece as a scooper or crumble some up in the soup. It also saves someone some time. Pat and I were both quite pleased with this little place. The prices are reasonable, very reasonable. Pat’s tacos were less than 6 bucks, the cheese sauce was $5,25 and my posole was $9.45. Of course since they offer beer and Margaritas you can pad that ticket. For example on Wednesday they offer 16 ounce Sun King beers for $4.75. And I can testify that Wee Mac pairs nicely with posole.

4 responses

  1. Yumma. Everything looks really, really good. I haven’t had posole in ages. Spicy, wintery food to me. I’m so glad the time of soups and stews will return.
    Glad Pat enjoyed it as well.

    September 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    • I love Posole. This joint is the real deal.

      September 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm

  2. Yum yum yum! My husband makes a good pozole and I can eat it for several days afterward. Like you, we always top it with cabbage. Even though it’s still 99 degrees here, I’d take some hot pozole. Looks like y’all were set.

    September 19, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    • Posole is one dish that is appropriate all year long. If I go back to try it again I plan on bringing my own cabbage and some sliced radish. That lettuce just didn’t have enough crunch.

      September 20, 2019 at 9:41 am

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