The name of the game at Nene’s Deli in Bushwick is quesabirria, a crispy-gooey, cheese-infiltrated birria dish that was hard to find in NYC until 2020. No matter if you want a birria burrito, quesadilla, taco, or mulita, it’ll be served along with a layer of melted white cheese. As you might be able to imagine, the union of meat-soaked orange tortillas, stewy adobo beef, and caramelized cheese is one we all should be grateful for - even as you sit on a bench in Maria Hernandez Park ruining your pants with orange meat juice stains no napkin stands a chance against.
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