Lesson learned… but never will be ingrained, because really who can pass up truly authentic Mexican specialties like huevos rancheros, migas and chorizo con huevos or tocino con huevos tucked inside thick, fresh-from-the-griddle corn tortillas? Not us. Anything that screams ‘traditional’ — especially anything that’s considered ‘street food’ — is worthy of eating. And usually highly underrated.

I’d much rather eat at a hole-in-the-wall, mom ‘n pop joint, a street cart or make a meal out of goods from a farmers market than a five-star restaurant. The atmosphere may sometimes be lacking, though usually made up for by the surprisingly delicious food created especially for you with years of experience, heritage and fresh ingredients to back it up.

And so, the Greek street food we made for supper last night:

DSC02046Pork souvlaki with tzatziki atop warm pita flatbreads. Drippy, well-seasoned, meaty and fantastic. One of my favorite dishes.