Hatch Chile Roasts in So Cal
Hatch chiles are only grown near Hatch, New Mexico and they are only available for a few weeks starting now.
They are mildly hot, sort of like a Fresno pepper. They are roasted over a fire while fresh and green. Then you get that black skin that you have to scrape off.
My friend bought some at Northgate Market in Vista on Sunday. I just ate a whole one and I needed some beer afterwards. Pretty tasty, though.
Local supermarket have started having annual hatch chile roasts where they sell the chiles and will roast them for you.
There is a good list here:
Orange County Weekly list.
(I have no commercial interest in this. I am just trying to be helpful.)