Off-topic here. No longer will Carroll Gardens West (or whatever you want to call it) suffer a drought of good and cheap (I'm looking at you, Alma!) Mexican food. Calexico is finally open, roughly ten months after they announced they would move into the old Schnack space on Union Street.
The space is still recognizably Schnack-y. Same red banquette along the left wall. The door handle is still a hog dog. Otherwise, the place is agreeably spartan, aside from a couple mock Catholic shrines (see below) and a wall of crosses and quasi-Medieval, frameless paintings. (Mexico is a religious country—we get it.)
The lunch menu (no dinner yet) is simple and straightforward: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, tortas, chips, salsa, salad, beans, rice and sodas. Nothing above $10. Wednesday lunch, the place was already full by 12:30. And why not? Good, fresh, filling stuff. Yum.