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Los Hermanos

What's Good In Your Hood
Meet the humble, inspiring family behind this buzzworthy Brooklyn tortilla factory and taqueria.
Show transcript
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That's what you call a Latino sandwich.
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You know, I mean you go to Subway.
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This is the Latino version of it.
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Chicken little lettuce tomatoes in there.
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We're gonna set this up, man.
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It's making you wanna use big words.
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This sandwich is so commodious.
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I don't even know what that means, but the food makes you articulate
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They say shout out to my girl, New York baby hometown.
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We're here.
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There's a myth that New York doesn't have authentic Mexican
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food.
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I need to prove you wrong.
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We're here in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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Come check it out.
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What's good in your hood is all about the journey to being better
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and few places nail it like this one has become a staple for
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authentic Mexican food in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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How's the food?
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I think this is one of the best places in the neighborhood by
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I would come to this neighborhood for these tacos.
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I have to say it's probably some of the best of this food that
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you can get.
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After many years in the neighborhood was happening a popular
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restaurant, but it wasn't always like this run by the family
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This now vibrant adventure started when the father took to
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the tough and cold streets of Brooklyn with his simple taco
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cart.
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Most probably is.
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No.
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So I'm almost done here.
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I like that.
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I like that.
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I like that.
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But surviving in the tough neighborhood of Bushwick was no
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easy task.
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The years passed and the hardship of Bushwick faded as gentrification
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set in crime went down.
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Rents went up.
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Neighborhood is changing, man.
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The dogs are getting smaller.
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You know what I mean?
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It's when you know stuff is changing, when you see them dogs
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getting smaller, modest mom and pop shops closed down and
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trendy coffee shops with wifi started sprouting everywhere
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You know, this place feels to me like an old school bedrock
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of this neighborhood.
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Yeah, which is why I always fight that we're not selling this
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place.
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People would call me or call him or call my mom.
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I'm like stop calling me and let me tell you making tortillas
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is no easy task.
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Over 30 years has mastered this craft and parallel to his restaurant
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he runs a small production plant that ships tortillas all
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over New York.
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So what makes a good tortilla?
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I will let the master enlighten me.
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So are like people, the good ones have integrity.
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This is at its finest right here.
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This is a beautiful united family that's showing the world
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the value of hard work and humility.
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It's a true joy to hear their story and enjoy delicious food
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while I'm at it look at that.
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I got some gifts from the family.
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I got tacos for days, man.
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I'm so excited hands free.
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That has been another episode of What's good in your hood.
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Thank you for watching.
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Don't forget to tell us what's good in your hood.
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In the comments below.