Paseo Alcalde, a long pedestrian promenade currently under construction – and under which the Tren Ligero 3 subway line is likewise being built – will double, according to tourism officials, as a “gastronomic corridor” featuring the greatest hits of Jalisco cuisine.
Items to be featured include, among others, the famous - or infamous, depending on your opinion of it - torta ahogada (literally, “drowned sandwich), carne en su jugo, a rich, fatty stew of meat, beans and bacon, and jericalla, which looks and tastes like a cross between flan and creme brulee.
Also present along the Paseo will be a variety of cultural offerings, which will correspond, per tourism head Martin Almadez, to various locales found along avenida Alcalde.
“When you reach Plaza de la Reforma, between San Felipe and Reforma, there will be features apropos of the nearby Museums of Graphic Arts and Journalism, and one dedicated to Fray Antonio Alcalde further north,” said Almadez.
And according to the same tourism tzar, the Paseo Alcalde is roughly 90-percent complete. (We strongly suggest you take such lofty municipal prognostications with a hefty rock of salt.) But while he promised the walkway will be finished by late July, Almadez indicated that it won’t be officially inaugurated until September, in order to time that ceremony with the installation of a Fray Antonio Alcalde statue in the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres, or Rotunda of Ilustrious Jalisco Citizens.