Andrea's Turnip Soup - Andrea Reusing's Key 3, Claudia Kolker on monthly rice, Elaine Sciolino on peas, Sandor Katz on kombucha.
Pico de Gallo
2618 S. 6th Ave
Marshaled in a refrigerated case at the counter are plastic red cups filled with the restaurant's namesake, pico de gallo. In this case, the "nip of the rooster" is a blast of salt, chili powder and lemon juice, sprinkled on top of a ravishing bouquet of giant chunks of watermelon, coconut, pineapple, mango, and even some jicama. The red-hot spice elicits the fruit's sweetness and packs its own lip-tingling punch. It is a heady culinary collusion like nothing else we've ever eaten.