“A funny accident that became a legend”
El Charro Café is having some fun as we creep closer to the 100th anniversary in 2022. So, as a way of including future generations and all of us “kids” at heart in the celebration, they recently released a coloring comic book version of the celebrated history of the chimichanga.
It’s an illustrative representation of Mexican cuisine and Tucson’s local art scene — doubling as a kid’s menu, too. Beginning on Tuesday, December 14, the four-page coloring comic book, which was created by Tucson’s own Frank Powers of The Comic Bookmobile, will be available at the tables of all El Charro Café locations.
“It’s a cute way to remember a funny accident that became a legend,” said Chef Carlotta Flores of Flores Concepts, who was recently recognized by Forbes as having an impact on society and culture.
The special edition menu and coloring book is titled The Accidental Origin of The Chimichanga. Plus, all kids are encouraged to submit their colored-in comic book for an opportunity to win a $100 gift card. That’s right. Maybe they can be the ones pickin’ up the dinner bill for a change.
All entries need to be turned in at any El Charro location or posted to the El Charro Facebook page by Christmas Eve. As the ultimate holiday gift, the winner will be announced on Christmas Day.
The Flores family has been known to support the local arts community, but this is their first dive into the world of comic books — may not be the last either.
As SiCharro! President Ray Flores said, “Who knows, maybe it’s time to introduce SiCharro! Girl, as for the last 100 years we have been witness to some super-hero women like Tia Monica and our mom, Chef Carlotta Flores,” said Ray Flores, Si Charro! President.
Keep in mind, these comic books are available from Tuesday, December 14 – Friday, December 24. All El Charro restaurants are open on Christmas Eve from noon – 7 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day.
El Charro Café is located at 311 N. Court Ave., 7725 N. Oracle Rd., 6910 E. Sunrise Dr. For more info, visit elcharrocafe.com.