Hold the Parchment
A $10 lunch in downtown Ann Arbor made from top quality ingredients and served with love in a family business? I'm there!
On March 27, 2010, Fred wrote:
Opinions are opinions. My opinion is that this review is wrong. The food is great here! Readers, don't knock it til you try a cheese pupusa.
On March 29, 2010, Mike Carlin wrote:
I am disappointed at the tone that Ms. Raskin uses in her review. I have eaten Pilar's tamales from her cart at the farmer's market, and I think they are delicious. I don't have a problem with the fact that Ms. Raskin does not share my opinion of the food; of course, people can differ in tastes. What I found particularly disappointing was Ms. Raskin's dismissive and holier-than-thou approach to Pilar's shop. The fact that Pilar's apparently steams their tamales in parchment - the horror! - rather than banana leaves seems to bother the hell out of Ms. Raskin. Perhaps Pilar's should cultivate some banana trees here in Ann Arbor so that Ms. Raskin can enjoy "authentic" Salvadoran tamales (whatever that means). I also find it laughable that Ms. Raskin would complain about spending $4 for a tamal