Pupusas aren't knife-and-fork food. These stuffed Salvadoran tortillas, even when dressed with hot sauce and the piquant purple slaw called curtido (evidently a homemade batch in a repurposed tub), are easily managed with fingers only. Slicing my just-griddled pupusa ($2.50), however, helped cool the still-bubbling cheese, offered a peek at the companion filling of imported fresh chipilín, and made room for negotiation. Trade you a slice of mine for a slice of your calabaza!
H/T Jeff Orlick (private communication)
Pupusa stand outside Iglesia La Luz del Mundo
37-36 92nd St. (Elmhurst-Roosevelt Aves.), Jackson Heights, Queens
Friday, 4:00-10:00; Saturday, 10:00-11:00