Angel Linares turned 79 on July 4. He’s been ill this summer, and though he’s back on his feet he’ll be heading back into the hospital next month for some more surgery.
Here’s a photo I shot of him Saturday, at his famous dive restaurant, Angelo’s on Pollard Street in Vinton. From scratch he makes some of the best Mexican food north of the Rio Grande. I recommend the steak tacos, rare.
You might want to drop in there before Angel goes under the knife again. No telling how long he’ll be off his feet afterwards. (I did not inquire about the nature of his health issue).