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

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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