Thursday, December 11, 2014

I shan't

Hello folks! I am pretty stoked about Xmas and Babs is stoked about the tree.
Speaking of Xmas (does that annoy you that I spell it that way?) do you know about the Xmas Comp show? It's on Sunday at 4:30. Cody masterminded a Christmas song comp and now everybody who's anybody has contributed a song and some will be performing theirs at the show. How cool that he had this idea and made it a reality. Cody, I bestow on you the Heckasac Git-R-Done Award of 2014 (TM).
Last night Scott had an enchiladas hankering so we tried to go to Lalo's. He had the enchiladas there recently and said they are the bomb. I have never thought to order those there but I was also stoked to try them. Why the fuck was Lalo's closed a bit after 6 pm? Then we tried to go to Tacos and Beer on Franklin (otherwise known as Tacos Apatzingan), for their enchiladas Apatzingan and it was also closed!! I wrote about these enchiladas a couple of years ago in the SNR. Ha! I gave the dreaded 3 1/2 star review. 3 1/2 stars are the default for everyone as you'll see if you pay attention.
Sooo....we ended up at Tacos Maya on Broadway. I have never been in that building and I wanted to go. It wasn't very good. My beans were mealy and dry and the rice was tasteless. The chicken in my taco on first contact tasted good but then there was something off on the flavor back end. The shredded beef had a good mix of fat and meat but nothing about it stood out. I'm glad I went but that was a pretty heartbreaking enchilada quest and I'm still confused as to why they were both closed. Scott took it like a champ and didn't even get in a bad mood. I have even been driven to tears by a food disappointment before. I've relaxed my food standards since those days. They hit an all-time high back when I was writing a lot and then in the last year or so I am happy to eat at the same places all the time. I am finally hitting the wall with eating at the same places and getting ready to branch out, though. I think that came from eating at Pho Saigon every week for like two months. I have at least three places I am excited to try right now but I shan't disclose in case I do want to write something. I shan't and you can't make me!


Anonymous said...

When I'm in there I can't help but think that Rick Ele would want to book art punk bands to play at the end of the room by Broadway. The whole vibe/look of that room screams confusing confluence of DIY show/late night mediocre Mexican food.


DaveNinja said...

I was going to get take out from L&L Hawaiian BBQ and they were closed at 5 last night. Mother was empty when i went at lunch time yesterday (I saw on facebook they closed and didnt do dinner). The super storm scared away everyone.

Scott Miller said...

I was pretty OK with my Maya's enchiladas. The leftovers got me through the super-storm. Who has a reliable go-to enchilada? This quest started from a Calvino short-story that takes place in Mexico & basically just describes killer food for 20 pages.

Liv Moe said...

Lalo's enchiladas are really good. The enchiladas at Tres Hermanas are good too. At Maya the potato taco, chile Colorado, and mole are my jams.

Cody S. said...

Thanks for the award, named for my favorite bit from my favorite comedian even!!

Everyone should know Knock Knock and 2014 are playing full sets! Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Besides Lalos, I kind of think that Los Jarritos has the best enchilada, but I only eat cheese ones.

Jed, Rick, Pritchard and I went to the Mexican place that was there before Maya to check it out for shows. I think Rick just asked for companions on the indielist.


Anonymous said...

So I'm not crazy for thinking that. Thanks for confirmation.


undercover caterer said...

Lalo's sometimes closes early if they are slow. I tried that newish place at the old Lalo's location in Rio Linda today Mi Linda? Something like that. It was really good. Did not have enchiladas, but I'm sure they are fantastic. The chile colorado was really flavorful.
Enchiladas are one of the two things I order at Tres Hermanas. (Meaning they are that good, not that other things are bad).

beckler said...

I will try the enchiladas at Tres. I finally ate the chile verde enough times that I got sick of it. And that number of times was one million times.

Anonymous said...

link to the comp