Lidia Labra began selling her famous pollo al carbon (or grilled chicken) to friends to make money after losing her job. The chicken and its special marinade sparked a new career for Labra. The San Luis Potosi, Mexico, native opened Los Potosinos after a friend gave her a grill. Home cooking soon led to a food truck business, and her chicken has been a staple on East Long Street ever since. She shared a few of her personal favorite destinations from around town.
Restaurant for the Family: House of Japan. “We're always looking for Chef Osmin. If he's busy, we'll wait for him. I like the filet mignon, the salmon, the shrimp and rice. It's the best place for time with the family.”
Takeout: “I always get the gyro from Panini Opa in Dublin. Their food is fresh, fast and delicious. And their owner is so nice.”
Sweet Spot: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. “I like the Brown Butter Almond Brittle.”
Food Truck: King Luis Tacos. “I like their quesadillas de chicharron. Oh my goodness. Just thinking about them makes me hungry.”