Lina Chavez, the owner of Carnitas El Atoradero, is no stranger to hard work. After running a bodega in the Bronx for ten years and cooking some of New York's best carnitas in that bodega for two years, she's opened a standalone restaurant and runs both businesses, side-by-side, seven days a week.
In the process, she's also earned a reputation for zero-compromise Mexican cooking. Whether she's serving a fresh, simple guacamole or a rich, complex mole poblano, Lina is driven by a desire to share an authentic piece of her life with others.
Note: Carnitas El Atoradero has closed, due to an untenable rent increase. Lina now cooks in Brooklyn, and 1 Minute Meal has produced a new story to continue following her journey as an entrepreneur.
© Soundtrack Credit: "New York Poblana" by James Boo.
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