Phoenix Mexican restaurant Requinto serves a must-try brunch menu

On a latest Sunday morning, the doorways to Linger Longer Lounge on the nook of sixteenth Road and Maryland Avenue had been flung open, patrons occupied excessive tops on the patio and the aromas coming from contained in the bar made my abdomen grumble in anticipation for the Mexican brunch I used to be there to attempt.

Requinto is a pop-up restaurant run by Erick Pineda, whose culinary expertise consists of stints at a number of eating places at Desoto Central Market and most lately because the kitchen supervisor and head chef of Ollie Vaughn’s, the place he labored for 5 years earlier than deciding to department out on his personal in 2021.

The identify is a reference to the marginally smaller and extra high-pitched guitar usually utilized in Bolero music, which Pineda’s late father used to play. He is maintained his connection to his father via music. Along with cooking nostalgic meals beneath his mom’s steering, he and his girlfriend, Stacie Huttleston, are members of the shoegaze band Citrus Cloud.

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