Artist Eats: Caleb Neelon


For this installment of “Artist Eats,”we asked Caleb Neelon to share his favorite place to eat. Caleb is a Cambridge-based artist, writer, educator and all-around awesome guy. His solo show, Victory Garden—which explores themes, symbols and imagery of patriotism and faith—opens tonight at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and is on view through March 16.

Continue reading for his answer.

“Thanks to Pat and Elliott of Lincoln Arts Project, I’ve been back out the old Boston suburb of Waltham a bunch in the last few months,” Caleb says. “Waltham’s where my dad grew up, and I like the feel of the place. It’s always been a middle-class burb, but now it’s much more diverse, with lots of weird little shops. There are plenty of restaurants I’d like to try, but we keep going to Taqueria Mexico, a little spot by the train station. They make a tasty milanesa breaded steak, and the beer’s cold. Boston doesn’t have a ton of Mexicans, so the way we’ve done Mexican food is either at the feed-the-college-bros chucklehead level or, more recently, a trend of high-end Mexican that is whatever to me. It’s that middle ground that doesn’t get covered usually, so I appreciate Taqueria Mexico for that.”

Taqueria Mexico
24 Charles St.
Waltham, MA 02453

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