In "Touch of Evil," characters from both sides of the border find themselves in the middle of a scandal that involves murder, kidnapping, a bombing and police corruption. For our meal, we're looking to Tex-Mex cuisine for cross-border flavors that aren't so dangerous, but are sure to please.
Thinking about Tex-Mex food, we immediately remembered an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," where he takes a culinary trip along the Mexican-U.S. border, sampling everything from tacos to chicken-fried steak. And lots of cheese. But for a warm August night, we've lightened it up just a bit:
- Easy crowd pleasers: 7 Layer Bean Dip from Simply Recipes and Guacamole
- Shredded Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing from Saveur
- For something farmer's-market fresh: Veggie Tacos from Bon Appétit
- To drink, Margaritas, of course. For something a little different, try making them with beer.
Whatever you're eating, be sure to have it ready by the time the movie starts. You don't want to miss the three-and-a-half-minute opening tracking shot – It's considered one of the greatest in film history.