By Mario A. Cortez – – Photo Not Credited.

San Diego got to experience that same brand of annoyance this week when the Times ran a much-criticized piece on carne asada fries—a dish as quintessentially San Diegan as sunshine, Rey Mysterio and cousins right across the border in Tijuana. Though the dish might sound odd to some, carne asada fries make perfect sense upon the first bite. The dish is composed of carne asada atop a fresh pile of french fries with guacamole, cheese, crema and salsa fresca on top. Every mouthful is rich and messy in the best possible way.

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