In case you don’t already know, Little Grill Collective (621 North Main Street) is a staple of the Harrisonburg food scene and known for its dedication to locally sourced ingredients and made from scratch recipes. But have you heard of Little Grill Collective’s beloved Mexi Night that runs every Tuesday?
Mexi night at Little Grill has come to define the restaurant’s dedication to authenticity. Every Tuesday night for the past 20 years (a score!), Little Grill recreates the recipes of Josephina, a former employee who first began preparing meals out of her home for members of the community and became so popular that Little Grill asked her to come in and recreate those recipes one night per week. Her dishes (and therefore the Mexi night staples) include two tacos (1 bean, 1 potato) topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, and parmesan cheese, one cheese enchilada, a side mexi salad, and rice and beans.
What does a potato taco taste like you may say? Let me tell you, it tastes like love wrapped in the warm hug of soft tortilla. Also, did I mention that Mexi Night is All You Can Eat, meaning your plate will never be empty?!? Deal of the century.
Mexi night is a homage to all things beautiful and right in the world, nestled at the intersection of community and food. For more information on Little Grill Collective, visit their About Us page or watch the video below created by JMU students in 2008 regarding their history and beginnings.