17 April, 2019
The Last Tortilla Kings Of Brooklyn
Bushwick, Brooklyn was once an epicenter for Mexican cuisine in NYC, earning the nickname the “Tortilla Triangle” in the process. Today, Mi Barrio Tortilleria is one of the only tortilla factories that remains, churning out hundreds of thousands of tortillas every day.
In this special edition of Food Skills, owners Miguel and Nelson Carrera give First We Feast an intimate glimpse into Mi Barrio’s decades-long history on Flushing Avenue. Together, the Carreras have successfully transformed a struggling tortilla factory into a booming food-service empire, supplying goods to neighborhood taquerias, as well as Michelin-starred Mexican restaurants.
Here, as Miguel and Nelson tour Mi Barrio’s production facility and its surrounding neighborhood, the brothers share the details behind their family’s uniquely American success story.