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Taqueria el Charro, Chicago, Illinois (2019-07-21 15-53-58_01)

© 2019 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

21 Jul 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Nikon Coolpix P7700

Taqueria el Charro is located at 6661 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois in the Rogers Park neighborhood, not all that far from where I live. Once heavily Hispanic, the neighborhood is changing and the Hispanics are moving elsewhere. I grabbed this photo while waiting at a stop light.

For those of you who don’t know, a taqueria is the Mexican version of a hamburger joint. They aren’t strictly limited to tacos but you don’t go there for a big meal. Tacos are very popular in America, even among non-Mexicans. They consist of a tortilla made of corn or wheat with some meat on them, vegetables and a sauce that is usually spicy. You fold up the tortilla and try to eat it before the contents fall in your lap. Sometimes the tortilla is deep-fried into a U-shape. I prefer them soft.

The photo was edited with ACDSee Ultimate 2019. I adjusted the lighting and increased the contrast and clarity. I sharpened it a bit and increased the saturation in the yellows and reds. Lastly I increased the vibrance and adjusted the levels.

Photo © 2019 Gary J. Sibio. All rights reserved.

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    • I live in a very ethnic neighborhood. The last I heard there were people from 60 different countries within a mile of my house. A lot of immigrants open up restaurants or grocery stores specializing in their native foods. We have a variety of Middle Eastern and African restaurants as well as Oriental and Hispanic.

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