across town, coyote willie's beenrustling up unabashedly Tex-Mex grub for South Riverdale for 12 years. In this narrow, dusty-pink room hung with chili-pepper Christmas lights, locals chow down on massive flour-tortilla-wrapped veggie burritos ($6.25) stuffed with a kidney-bean-and-pinto stew. It's strewn with julienned carrot that shows up in several other dishes also sided with tomato salsa and pickled jalapeño.
Tender and juicy, whole slow-oven-roasted chickens ($11.95) centre a substantial takeout spread that includes sweet and spiky baked beans with chorizo ($3.75/$5.25). Throw in a sugar-rush slice of prefab pecan pie ($2.95) and throw on the Roadrunner email@example.com
COYOTE WILLIE (689 Queen East, at Broadview, 416-778-4578) Tiny Tex-Mex cantina churns out California-style gringo grub with an emphasis on beans. Makes great takeout. Complete meals for $15 per person, including, all taxes and tip. Open Monday to Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday noon to 9 pm. Closed Sunday and holidays. Unlicensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN