11 September 2006
Dolores Hidalgo: there's more than just the grito
I recently passed through Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato and tried chicharron (pork rind) ice cream. (It tastes as good as it sounds.) Mexican independence put Dolores Hidalgo on the map - Miguel Hidalgo gave the first grito (shout for freedom) from the town parish in 1810 - but ice cream vendors have since set up shop in the town square, scooping up every flavor imaginable, from mole to avocado. Although lacking some of nearby San Miguel's charm, the upcoming fiestas patrias (national holidays) - and the ice cream - make it an ideal spot for a brief daytrip.
The story I wrote on the town is posted at The Herald Mexico site.