Bad news, everyone.
After some quick shopping this morning, I was looking forward to bringing my visiting sister to Chacherz in the Grand Cities Mall. But as we walked closer, we noticed no activity. Walking up to the small restaurant across from Rumors Bar, it was gated, with a “for lease” sign on it.
It looks like my beloved Chacherz is closed once again.
It was the best and most authentic Mexican fare in Grand Forks or East Grand Forks. There were home-cooked Tex-Mex specialties and tortillas made in house. I loved the dive-y aspect of the place, eating on Styrofoam plates with plastic utensils, an ice cold can of Coke in hand to wash down the deliciousness. Alas, the place is no more.
With the also-great Mi Mexico closing a while back as well, we’re certainly hurting when it comes to good Mexican food in town. Over in East Grand Forks, Casa Mexico does a fine job and it’s the place I would recommend (the only one, really) to someone visiting from out of town.
One thing, though, that really needs some thought from those of you who might be entrepreneurial: Grand Forks desperately needs more food trucks. In Fargo, for instance, there are quite a number that serve great burritos, authentic tacos and one truck even does Italian food.
My heart is heavy to report the demise of Chacherz. Perhaps the rent was too high and the owners are planning a re-opening? I don’t know. If you do, write a comment below and calm our collective despair.