100 Favorite Dishes: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to hotdish@citypages.com.

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Ariella Schreck

Sunday through Thursday, between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, items on Chino Latino's happy-hour menu are so cheap you'd think you'd found yourself in Latin America--seriously, most dishes cost less than a beer. Our favorite is the Pan de Muerto, or French Toast of the Dead, which is made with the sweet pan, or bread, that's traditionally eaten on Day of the Dead, and loaded with sliced bananas and Meyer's rum caramel syrup. Even if you haven't already had that much to drink, you'll probably pick up the plate and lick the last of it up.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi
No. 99: Eclair at Butter
No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica
No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe
No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya
No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep
No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen
No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French
No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips
No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill
No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant
No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's
No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe
No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog
No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe
No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's

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