Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Seattle: Tex-Mex Battle in Seattle. Exacly like WTO except sub Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge as the rioters and Ballard’s Matador as Charlize Theron.
Seattle Weekly’s “Ask a Mexican” visits The Mexican Grocery in Pike Place.
East Harlem: Queso fresco is still in trouble!
Chicago: Hungry Hound finds affordable fresh Mexican food at Villa Park’s Tierra Grill.
New York: RIP Burritoville. Fortunately new Midtown cart, El Rey del Sabor surfaces just in time.
Albuquerque: Mexican Food Lover’s Guide published.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Recipe courtesy Ague Verde Cafe, Seattle
1 pound halibut fillets
Lemon pepper seasoning
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 cup creamy avocado sauce, recipe follows
Spray a grill or charcoal broiler with pan coating. Season the fillets with lemon pepper and cook for approximately 15 minutes, turning once. Fillets should be white throughout and flaky, but not overcooked. Place 1/4 pound halibut over 3 heated tortillas. Add 1/4 cup cabbage and top with 2 ounces of creamy avocado sauce. Repeat the process for remainder of ingredients.
Creamy avocado sauce:
2 green onions, chopped
1 to 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup sour cream
2 cups mayonnaise
1 teaspoon green habanero sauce
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
To make creamy avocado sauce: Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Bugs and fungal infestation are responsible for making chili peppers hot. Thanks for that one Science Daily.
Mexican Kitchens Under Attack in East Harlem.
Is Mexican Cuisine News totally bogus or just really hard to navigate?
Rick Bayless pairs Mexican Food and Wine!
Monday, September 15, 2008
by Chad Henson
1416 E. Olive Way
Happy Hour 5-7 on Weekdays
Some brohams and I checked out The Saint before the huge Bobcats game tonight. (Go Bobcats!) I was surprised to only find about 5 entrees on the menu (Enchiladas, Tacos, Mole Chicken, Pork served on a banana leaf, and Carne Asada), but the 80 tequilas more than made up for this. And we unexpectedly arrived during happy hour. From 5-7 pm all food is half off. What?! I said, all food is HALF OFF from 5-7! This includes full entrees.
We started by attempting to ordering $2 Tecates (my Guam fake ID was denied) and chips and salsa ($2.75 happy hour price) from our bro-tastic waiter. Warm chips served with fresh guac, smokey red salsa, salsa verde, and a tight pico de gallo. If you’re having any trouble visualizing this in your head, please see the picture below.
I ordered the chicken enchiladas which are normally $10 but the happy hour price was $5. Shiiiit, I can’t even get a Zesty Chicken Border Bowl at Taco Bell for this price after a Bobcats game. The chicken looked to be simmered in an oniony green sauce and wrapped in corn tortillas. The tortillas are then covered with a mild mole sauce, pleasant white cheese (maybe cojita?), more onions, tomatoes and cilantro. Incredible. Especially for someone who isn’t typically enamoured by the mole. (Except for this one time at a Bobcats game, we freestyled a giant gatorade container full of mole sauce instead of gatorade and dumped it over the coach’s head after we beat the Indians 88-65. That was fuckin’ awesome. BobCATS!!!)
So there is no question that I will be back to try the other 4 menu items. Usually after Bobcats games we order 30 Pizza Hut P’Zones, but I’m gonna try to talk the team into The Saint next time.
Seattle Taco Taco Rating: 85%