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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Hally Chirinos


El Pulgarcito de America

Hally Chirinos grew up working the register at her parents’ (Henry and Delmi Chirinos) restaurant El Pulgarcito, where her Salvadoran and Honduran heritage combined to keep locals coming back week after week. Her parents created a menu that offers Honduran, Salvadoran, and Mexican favorites. Customers come in seeking Central American staples and a familiar taste of home.

Date of interview:
2017-05-01

Interviewer:
Tom Hanchett & Cecilia Polanco

Photographer:
Peter Taylor

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