Chef Adan Trinidad - Pistola’s Del Sur, 1934 E. Passyunk Avenue, (267) 519-2329, @PistolasDelSur
Originally from Puebla, Trinidad got an early start in professional cooking, working in Philly kitchens by the age of 15. By 23, he was sous chef to some of the top Latino culinary talents in the region, including Jose Garces at El Vez and Douglas Rodriguez at Alma de Cuba. After helping chef Richard Sandoval expand with 40 restaurants across the U.S., Trinidad returned to Philly, upping the culinary game at Joe Gunn and Casey Parker’s popular beer bar Jose Pistola’s. He’s since gone on to partner with Gunn and Parker for two additional projects: Sancho Pistola’s in Fishtown and the brand-new Pistola’s del Sur, an East Passyunk Avenue entry that will feature playful menu items like Mexican-inspired pizza.
Pistola’s Del Sur East Passyunk - Mexican beer bar is slated to open a third restaurant/bar on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia in the fall. The new restaurant will be on the corner of 1934 E. Passyunk Ave, which is the location of the former Palladino's.
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & Restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features a multitude of executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a solid name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to: the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.