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10 Thoughts

10 Thoughts

  1. One thing you don't know about me is that I'd rather eat a bacon cheeseburger than a taco.

  2. If I could trade places with one chef it would be Anthony Bourdain. He gets to eat and travel the world.

  3. One of my most memorable meals was at Alinea in Chicago.

  4. If there was no bacon, I'd have no reason to live.

  5. My go-to drink is mescal.

  6. If I were on death row my last meal would be a bacon-cheeseburger and fries from Corner Bistro in N.Y.C.

  7. My worst culinary creation was a goose dish that I created while on the Food Network's Chopped.

  8. If I could change one thing about me it would be to stop procrastinate so much. Thankfully, I'm used to working under pressure.

  9. My favorite junk food is airport food like Chinese and McDonald's. I travel a lot between the different Mercadito locations.

  10. If I wasn't a restaurant operator, I'd love to be a world explorer

Born in Acapulco, Mexico, Patricio Sandoval is the chef/owner of Mercadito, which features the cuisine of Southern Mexico at two units in New York City and one each in Chicago and Miami.