Oh, the biónico ("bee-OH-nee-koh"), the best dish from any Mexican fruit stand. It's assorted chopped fresh fruit, topped with a tangy sauce made from fresh crema agria (Mexican sour cream), shredded coconut, granola and raisins. It's the best breakfast since chilaquiles were invented, and a great way to beat the heat.
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Calacas, the Mexican heritage and gift store in the West End Theatre (which we're required to describe it as historic, or else we get tedious e-mails from people) on la Cuatro (SanTana's rapidly changing Fourth Street), just opened a café in the adjacent space, as Gustavo reported a few weeks ago.
They're still ironing out the kinks and getting ready for their grand opening, scheduled for next week--but the biónico needs no improvement. My awful picture, which I took as I tried not to display the fact that I was taking pictures, doesn't do it justice at all. It's a simple thing--just melon, strawberries and banana when I had it, but the fruit was perfectly ripe and juicy, and balanced beautifully with the toppings. Combined with a cup of very serviceable coffee (they hadn't made their café de olla yet), it was a perfect breakfast and a great use of seasonal fruit.
There are other items on the menu--licuados, aguas frescas, sandwiches--which we'll delve into after the official grand opening, but stop by and have a biónico--and then go next door and stock up on sugar skulls and pan de muerto molds before the Día de los Muertos rush begins.