Slideshow: Snapshots from the 3rd Annual Hecho en San Francisco

Snapshots from the 3rd Annual Hecho en San Francisco
Tacos from Tacolicious / La Palma Mexicatessen
Tacos from Tacolicious / La Palma Mexicatessen
A tender tangle of carnitas from Tacolicious crowned thick corn tortillas made on the spot by the experts from La Palma Mexicatessen. A second filling of oyster mushrooms, potatoes, asparagus, and green garlic proved that a great taco doesn't actually need meat.
Tortillas from La Palma Mexicatessen
Tortillas from La Palma Mexicatessen
All day long, these ladies rolled, slapped, and griddled white and blue corn tortillas.
Sopes de Nopal from El Pípila
Sopes de Nopal from El Pípila
Pasilla chiles gave a smoky taste to a stew of nopales, tomatillos, and cilantro served on fried masa rounds called sopes. This dish represents the state of Guanajuato where owner of El Pípila, Guadalupe Guerrero, learned to cook. She also served a mild beef picadillo, sometimes referred to as "beef hash."
Posole Salad from Rancho Gordo
Posole Salad from Rancho Gordo
Heirloom midnight black beans, posole (hominy treated with lime and skinned) and carrots mashed together in an earthy salad with cilantro lime dressing.
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
Alicia learned a trick for how to make tender tamales from her grandmother. She beats the dough until fluffy and then plops a lump in a cup of water. If it floats, it’s ready.
Tostadas de Tinga from El Buen Comer
Tostadas de Tinga from El Buen Comer
A little sweet, this shredded chicken cooked in a chipotle sauce was one of several versions of tinga served on Sunday. On the side, a green salsa loaded with serranos and a red one full of chiles de arbol made these two of the day’s hottest accompaniments.
Make-Your-Own Salsa
Make-Your-Own Salsa
Guests blended their own salsas by mixing various pepper purees, guacamole, strawberries and other produce that was picked at the previous day’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. It took me a few tries before finally creating a winning blend of tomatillos, heirlooms tomatoes, kumquats, and salt.
Making Tortillas
Making Tortillas
Next to the salsa station, you could make your own tortillas from three kinds of dough: corn, flour, or a combination of cactus and corn.
Shake Shake Shake
Shake Shake Shake
Silver tequila's light sweetness and affinity for citrus made it the favorite liquor for margaritas.
Tequila Gelatin Bites from Sweets Collection
Tequila Gelatin Bites from Sweets Collection
Classy Jell-O shots? Absolutely. These iridescent beauties composed of layers of different-colored gelatin tasted mainly of tequila balanced by lemon, grapefruit, and 7 Up.
Casa Noble Margarita Sundae from Frozen Kuhsterd
Casa Noble Margarita Sundae from Frozen Kuhsterd
Vanillla frozen custard spiked with tequila received a margarita makeover via some drizzles of lime agave syrup and Himalayan pink salt.