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  • Post #541 - May 17th, 2019, 8:50 pm
    Post #541 - May 17th, 2019, 8:50 pm Post #541 - May 17th, 2019, 8:50 pm
    8)
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Marshall K wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Restaurant Row
    Gringo & Blondie Taqueria & Churreria - Summer
    Pork and Mindy’s

    Restaurant Row is in Elmwood Park
    :lol: May have to change the thread name as I don't believe Elmwood Park has ever considered itself to be part of The Oak Park scene

    Annexed into the Kingdom. :)

    Ask seebee how that works.

    seebee please enlighten me 8)
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #542 - May 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Post #542 - May 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm Post #542 - May 18th, 2019, 9:15 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Opening soon...

    Downtown
    Cajun Boil & Bar - Opens May 15
    Missed their date
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #543 - May 18th, 2019, 9:18 pm
    Post #543 - May 18th, 2019, 9:18 pm Post #543 - May 18th, 2019, 9:18 pm
    I was out getting dinner for me and My Bride at ...

    Parky's Hot Dogs
    329 S Harlem Ave, Forest Park

    ... and was walking by so I dashed in for a solitary taco.
    Panther in the Den wrote:

    Cactus Grill
    315 S Harlem Ave Unit A, Forest Park

    ... in the old Fuji Grill location.

    Guess they’ve been open 7 months?

    Can I say best taco in a while?

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    Grilled fresh to order and they weren’t afraid to brown the meat.

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    The salsas were fire as well. Green a little smoother
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    Not just another taco place
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #544 - May 19th, 2019, 7:23 am
    Post #544 - May 19th, 2019, 7:23 am Post #544 - May 19th, 2019, 7:23 am
    Marshall K wrote:8)
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Ask seebee how that works.

    seebee please enlighten me 8)


    As far as I can tell:

    If Panther&Bride, Santander, Dradeli, or a few others consider a place within 27.4 miles of Oak Park proper worth visiting, then it's "Oak Park Area." Anything in that same geography that is NOT good is in the town it resides in.

    Examples:
    Alpine Food Shop - Oak Park Area
    Johnnies - Oak Park Area
    The Panera on North Ave down the street? ELMWOOD PARK.

    Just...let them be.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #545 - May 19th, 2019, 11:07 am
    Post #545 - May 19th, 2019, 11:07 am Post #545 - May 19th, 2019, 11:07 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Busy time in The Kingdom!

    Opening soon...

    Daly Bagel - late summer

    While we are waiting I was able to stop by...

    Sugar Beet Food Co-op
    812 Madison St, Oak Park

    ... to give the Daly Bagel wares a try.

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    Pretty dang good! I had an everything bagel and a adagio cheese bagel.

    Generous with the toppings, enough that if the bagel is sliced you still have some to flavor the bottom.

    A pretty good variation in size so if you arrive when they are almost gone you might end up with small ones.

    Recently they had a pop-up sale at...

    Urban Pioneer Group
    7503 Madison St, Forest Park

    ... and sold out in 20 minutes!

    Good for them. :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #546 - May 19th, 2019, 11:32 am
    Post #546 - May 19th, 2019, 11:32 am Post #546 - May 19th, 2019, 11:32 am
    Yesterday, My Bride and I stopped at the What’s Blooming on Harrison street fest on Harrison between Austin and Ridgeland.

    We had some obligations earlier in the day and then it rained. We didn’t arrive until after 5.

    Well, the rain chased most of the vendors away and there was only one food vendor still out but we were warned their food was ‘hard’ (?!?) which I interpreted to mean stale.

    No problem as I figured we could grab a bite at...

    The Happy Apple Pie Shop
    226 Harrison St, Oak Park

    Well, looking for something savory I was informed they sold out in an hour at noon (even after preparing all day yesterday). She thought she had made enough.

    They weren’t completely out as they had a few asparagus and Gruyère cheese mini quiche left. Also one mini apple pie ala mode left. These items tasted great but the eggs in the quiche were a little too soft.

    Not nearly a satisfying meal. We grabbed another bite on the way home.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #547 - May 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Post #547 - May 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm Post #547 - May 19th, 2019, 1:00 pm
    seebee wrote:
    Marshall K wrote:8)
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Ask seebee how that works.

    seebee please enlighten me 8)


    As far as I can tell:

    If Panther&Bride, Santander, Dradeli, or a few others consider a place within 27.4 miles of Oak Park proper worth visiting, then it's "Oak Park Area." Anything in that same geography that is NOT good is in the town it resides in.

    Examples:
    Alpine Food Shop - Oak Park Area
    Johnnies - Oak Park Area
    The Panera on North Ave down the street? ELMWOOD PARK.

    Just...let them be.


    You’ve reformed me, as I think the record of the past few years shows. The remaining laziness of this thread itself I think is one of expediency - some folks are still scared / busy / unwilling to start a separate thread per place at current posting volume. In my opinion, better to have something on record than nothing (we don’t need any more dis-incentives).
  • Post #548 - May 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
    Post #548 - May 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm Post #548 - May 19th, 2019, 3:33 pm
    Also -
    For the whole "Oak Park Area" annexing -
    I'm 100% sure the Oak Park Area folks know I write in jest. So for everyone else - please know that Panther, Santander, and I are just kidding around here.

    If I ever see you encroaching on Lavergne's though, the gloves come off.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #549 - May 19th, 2019, 9:45 pm
    Post #549 - May 19th, 2019, 9:45 pm Post #549 - May 19th, 2019, 9:45 pm
    :lol:

    I think the real question is: Can you smell what The Hat is cooking?

    David Hammond wrote:Of course, you can bring your own, and you can buy CBD at many outlets. Locally in Oak Park, they have a wide selection at Fresh Thyme on North Avenue (though not Whole Foods).


    Fresh Thyme
    7501 W North Ave
    River Forest, IL 60305
    (708) 689-5036
  • Post #550 - May 20th, 2019, 10:43 am
    Post #550 - May 20th, 2019, 10:43 am Post #550 - May 20th, 2019, 10:43 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Busy time in The Kingdom!

    Mulata Kitchen - open

    What a great time to be alive. :)

    Mulata Kitchen + Coffee
    136 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park

    A highly anticipated opening!

    The reopening of the respected...

    Taste of Brazil
    906 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
    http://www.tasteofbrasilcafe.com/Taste_ ... /Home.html

    ... which started as a coffee shop, added small Brazilian baked treats and then expanded to limited plate dinners.

    Their new shop isn’t much larger so it will be interesting to see what they offer.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #551 - May 20th, 2019, 1:59 pm
    Post #551 - May 20th, 2019, 1:59 pm Post #551 - May 20th, 2019, 1:59 pm
    Santander wrote::lol:

    I think the real question is: Can you smell what The Hat is cooking?

    David Hammond wrote:Of course, you can bring your own, and you can buy CBD at many outlets. Locally in Oak Park, they have a wide selection at Fresh Thyme on North Avenue (though not Whole Foods).

    Fresh Thyme
    7501 W North Ave
    River Forest, IL 60305
    (708) 689-5036

    I did see a big banner up at...

    Studio 8
    7316 Madison St, Forest Park

    ... which I found odd since a they are an arty repurposing, antique, tchotchke kind of shop.

    CBD is readily available at most vape/smoke shops which are plentiful.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #552 - May 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm
    Post #552 - May 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm Post #552 - May 21st, 2019, 12:05 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:Busy time in The Kingdom!

    Mulata Kitchen - open

    What a great time to be alive. :)

    Mulata Kitchen + Coffee
    136 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park

    A highly anticipated opening!

    Had some business on The Avenue and decided to stop in for a snack (that being one of the specialty’s of the old shop.

    Walking in at 11:30 I noticed the offerings were very sparse, a pair of Chicken Empanadas.

    I noticed the lady owner from before was there and chatted her up a bit. Turns out they were preparing for the lunch rush and the case would be stocked soon.

    No problem! A double espresso and a cup of lentil soup (tasted more like split pea) in the meantime.

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    Once the case was filled I noticed the absence of some of our favorite treats and asking she mentioned that many of the old items were deep fried and they don’t have a frier. :(

    Settling for a pair of empanadas (mushroom and chicken) and upon serving I asked for some Chimichurri Sauce which brought about some confusion, the waitress asked the coffee guy and then the owner. She went in back to get me a cup.

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    The Chimichurri sauce was a nice departure from traditional, what I thought to be a touch of vinegar turned out to be lime juice and it also packed a touch of heat. She asked if there was too much heat, no, just fine.

    While we were there a couple we know walked in and upon leaving we stopped by to chat, turns out their daughter is a friend of the owner. Good thing as they had ordered an eggplant sandwich...

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    One sandwich that caught my eye was a smoked turkey, bacon, chihuahua cheese, avocado, with a splash of the chimichurri sauce.

    First they add the cheese, toast it to melt, then add the meats, toast to warm (open face) and then the splash, assemble and serve.

    Glad to see them reopen although I do morn the loss of the small tidbits they used to offer (my primary reason to visit). :(

    Seems that they are primarily a empanada, sandwich and coffee place.

    Desserts to come back once the dessert case gets repaired and the possibility of limited plate dinners (like the old location) might also return.

    I will return once some other things get added but there are several other options for empanadas in the area. Maybe for a sandwich.

    Doing a good business at lunchtime.

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    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #553 - May 21st, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Post #553 - May 21st, 2019, 1:00 pm Post #553 - May 21st, 2019, 1:00 pm
    Forget to post this a few weeks ago.

    My Bride and I stopped by (free t-shirt Mother’s Day weekend)...

    Kinslahger Brewing Company
    6806 Roosevelt Rd, Oak Park

    ... on a Friday evening when they were hosting the food truck from...

    Carnivore
    1042 Pleasant St, Oak Park

    On the menu was a Bacon Sandwich.

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    Looking at it I was thinking, greens, tomatoes and the forementioned bacon. BLT?

    Upon eating I couldn’t of been more wrong, the amount of bacon was almost over the top! A strong hit of hickory and a mouthful of bacon in every bite.

    So good! I wonder if this is available in the shop too.

    Exiting I stopped to complement Brad and he simply mentioned “Years of practice” with a sly smile :).

    They are keeping up the great work. Lucky to have them around.

    Not mentioned: A bowl of unloaded (without the toppings, sour cream, cheese and bacon crumbles = -$2) baked potato soup and a pair of citrus infused Weekly Kinsmen.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #554 - May 22nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
    Post #554 - May 22nd, 2019, 12:29 pm Post #554 - May 22nd, 2019, 12:29 pm
    The venerable and always popular...

    The Original Pancake House
    7255 Madison St, Forest Park

    Originally of 954 Lake St, Oak Park

    ... has closed. :( A friend familiar with the restaurant mentioned it was rather sudden.

    I didn’t get pancakes so much but rather their...
    Our signature items include the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection, to create a deliciously rich cinnamon sugar glaze.

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    ... or their...
    Another signature item is the Dutch Baby, an air filled delight oven baked to golden perfection and served with lemon, whipped butter and powdered sugar to create a mouthwatering blend.

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    A loss in the community. :(
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #555 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:08 am
    Post #555 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:08 am Post #555 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:08 am
    Although it was reported back in April I thought I would give people the heads up here...

    Another venerable fixture in the area has closed...

    Riverside Restaurant
    3422 S Harlem Ave, Riverside

    Very good for what it was but I always preferred...

    Czech Plaza Restaurant
    7016 Cermak Rd, Berwyn
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #556 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:24 am
    Post #556 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:24 am Post #556 - May 23rd, 2019, 10:24 am
    One of the several Serbian restaurants in the Brookfield/Lyons area has closed.

    Župa Restaurant & Deli
    Also known as Župa Bakery And Cookie
    7919 Ogden Ave, Lyons

    Never very popular but pretty good on my few visits when we got what I called The Festival of Meat which was a large platter of various meats and sausages.

    Perhaps the opening of the popular and very nice...

    Skadarliya
    9237 Ogden Ave, Brookfield

    Can the less popular and less nice...

    Dunav Restaurant
    8801 Ogden Ave, Brookfield
    (At the location of the long gone but awesome Back in the Day Cafe)

    ... be far behind?
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #557 - May 24th, 2019, 9:49 am
    Post #557 - May 24th, 2019, 9:49 am Post #557 - May 24th, 2019, 9:49 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:One of the several Serbian restaurants in the Brookfield/Lyons area

    <snip>

    Skadarliya
    9237 Ogden Ave, Brookfield



    Has an excellent buffet on Sunday's.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #558 - May 24th, 2019, 10:07 am
    Post #558 - May 24th, 2019, 10:07 am Post #558 - May 24th, 2019, 10:07 am
    seebee wrote:
    Marshall K wrote:8)
    Panther in the Den wrote:
    Ask seebee how that works.

    seebee please enlighten me 8)


    As far as I can tell:

    If Panther&Bride, Santander, Dradeli, or a few others consider a place within 27.4 miles of Oak Park proper worth visiting, then it's "Oak Park Area." Anything in that same geography that is NOT good is in the town it resides in.

    Examples:
    Alpine Food Shop - Oak Park Area
    Johnnies - Oak Park Area
    The Panera on North Ave down the street? ELMWOOD PARK.

    Just...let them be.

    Area I understand Scene is much different (Just Bustin Chops)
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #559 - May 24th, 2019, 10:14 am
    Post #559 - May 24th, 2019, 10:14 am Post #559 - May 24th, 2019, 10:14 am
    seebee wrote:I'm 100% sure the Oak Park Area folks know I write in jest. So for everyone else - please know that Panther, Santander, and I are just kidding around here.
    Marshall K wrote:Area I understand Scene is much different (Just Bustin Chops)

    I’m sure we understand. :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #560 - May 24th, 2019, 11:46 am
    Post #560 - May 24th, 2019, 11:46 am Post #560 - May 24th, 2019, 11:46 am
    Since there have been some changes I am bringing this post forward...
    Panther in the Den wrote:Busy time in The Kingdom!

    Opening soon...

    Downtown
    Cajun Boil & Bar - May 15
    Kalamata Kitchen
    currito

    Further East
    One Lake - Open
    Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea
    Daly Bagel - late summer

    Restaurant Row
    Gringo & Blondie Taqueria & Churreria - July
    Pork and Mindy’s

    Forest Park
    Small Batch Barbeque
    Chirrion (The Forest Perk)

    South
    Sweet Monster

    I wonder what's happening in Berwyn??? :)

    What a great time to be alive. :)
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on May 29th, 2019, 4:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #561 - May 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm
    Post #561 - May 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm Post #561 - May 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:I was out getting dinner for me and My Bride at ...

    Parky's Hot Dogs
    329 S Harlem Ave, Forest Park

    ... and was walking by so I dashed in for a solitary taco.
    Panther in the Den wrote:Cactus Grill
    315 S Harlem Ave Unit A, Forest Park

    ... in the old Fuji Grill location.

    Guess they’ve been open 7 months?

    Can I say best taco in a while?

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    Grilled fresh to order and they weren’t afraid to brown the meat.

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    The salsas were fire as well. Green a little smoother
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    Not just another taco place

    Nevermind

    Was was perhaps the best I ever had slipped into average today when I brought My Bride over for dinner.

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    Meat chopped fine (almost a coarse ground beef) without much perceptible browning.

    Without consistency you might as well visit any place.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #562 - May 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    Post #562 - May 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm Post #562 - May 26th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    Blue Max Coffee
    26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park

    Closed abruptly last week first claiming “technical difficulties” then “potential buyer”. I loved the space and the vibe.

    https://www.oakparkeats.com/food-news/c ... -blue-max/

    In the meantime you can visit another favorite of mine that is very similar but with some actual food...

    Mission House Cafe
    6818 W 34th St, Berwyn
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #563 - May 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm
    Post #563 - May 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm Post #563 - May 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote:Busy time in The Kingdom!

    Further East
    One Lake - Open

    One Lake Brewing
    1 Lake St, Oak Park
    (corner of Lake and Austin)

    Today, May 29th
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    Yay! I wonder if the rooftop is open too?
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #564 - May 30th, 2019, 4:55 pm
    Post #564 - May 30th, 2019, 4:55 pm Post #564 - May 30th, 2019, 4:55 pm
    Panther in the Den wrote: One Lake Brewing
    1 Lake St, Oak Park
    (corner of Lake and Austin)
    Today, May 29th
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    Yay! I wonder if the rooftop is open too?
    Yay!
    Now I can suggest this venue to other people in the Chicago Beer Society (as if they ever listen to me :() as a venue very close to public transportation.
    You know what? I'm heading over there to see if it will give me a seal for my 2019 Drink Illinois craft beer Passport, even if it isn't listed thereupon. (Metropolitan Brwg. does not count for ICBG either - stuff them.) :twisted:
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #565 - May 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm
    Post #565 - May 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm Post #565 - May 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm
    8)
    Panther in the Den wrote:Blue Max Coffee
    26 Lathrop Ave, Forest Park

    Closed abruptly last week first claiming “technical difficulties” then “potential buyer”. I loved the space and the vibe.

    https://www.oakparkeats.com/food-news/c ... -blue-max/

    In the meantime you can visit another favorite of mine that is very similar but with some actual food...

    Damn I think I still have a Groupon for Blue Max

    Mission House Cafe
    6818 W 34th St, Berwyn
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #566 - May 31st, 2019, 6:24 am
    Post #566 - May 31st, 2019, 6:24 am Post #566 - May 31st, 2019, 6:24 am
    So ... One Lake is going to be sort of Oak Park's Exit Strategy? Do they have a beer menu? Is their beer any good? What gives their beers (per their website) a "Midwestern flare"(sic)? I wish them luck, but I suppose color me hesitant
  • Post #567 - May 31st, 2019, 8:01 am
    Post #567 - May 31st, 2019, 8:01 am Post #567 - May 31st, 2019, 8:01 am
    Vitesse98 wrote:So ... One Lake is going to be sort of Oak Park's Exit Strategy? Do they have a beer menu? Is their beer any good? What gives their beers (per their website) a "Midwestern flare"(sic)? I wish them luck, but I suppose color me hesitant

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    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #568 - May 31st, 2019, 9:51 am
    Post #568 - May 31st, 2019, 9:51 am Post #568 - May 31st, 2019, 9:51 am
    Thanks for that. So looks like mostly/exclusively lower ABV beers, which is a change of pace. And some fine looking nibbles.
  • Post #569 - May 31st, 2019, 9:53 am
    Post #569 - May 31st, 2019, 9:53 am Post #569 - May 31st, 2019, 9:53 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Mexican food along Roosevelt

    First the bad news...

    The stalwart...
    Inos
    7100 W Roosevelt Rd, Oak Park
    ... has a For Sale sign in the window. Still open for business.

    I have been a fan ever since they were located just on the other side of Harlem and Carm’s Beef occupied their current spot.

    Several unique items, double burritos, all beef burritos and their special Steak and Mushroom burrito.

    Most of their menu was prepared well to this standard.

    Don’t know what the story is about the sale.

    Good news, The For Sale sign is down. :)

    I had a dream (and maybe a post) that they were making ‘whole piece of skirt steak’ tacos like...

    Mr Taco
    5960 Ogden Ave, Cicero

    ... but sadly no. Fell back on my place favorite...

    6184D2CD-D9BA-4B13-952A-3FCCBEA3B111.jpeg Mushroom and Steak Burrito

    Same ‘ole, same ‘ole. Juicy, tasty and from what I remember (it was a long night) tender steak.

    My Bride fell back on her favorite too...

    27896B43-11C5-44F4-9B82-3757D06130A5.jpeg Cheese Quesadilla

    This had risen to the tops of the charts by the addition of a ‘lot’ of cheese.

    I have always been a fan of Queso Fundido and this tasted like a Fundido sandwich. Melty and greasy cheese, oozing out of the tortillas, grease and cheese dripping onto the plate. Delicious!

    Both the red and green sauces had some fire in them and a complementary bowl of chips (no Pico de gallo) was good for giving them a taste.

    They were doing a good business at 11:30 pm on a Thursday and thinking about it they are the only taco place nearby.

    Good for them. :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #570 - May 31st, 2019, 10:08 am
    Post #570 - May 31st, 2019, 10:08 am Post #570 - May 31st, 2019, 10:08 am
    Vitesse98 wrote:Thanks for that. So looks like mostly/exclusively lower ABV beers, which is a change of pace. And some fine looking nibbles.

    They did mention this is just their starting beers (which I took to mean, the ones they are most proud of) with IPAs and others to join. Several dark beers on the menu.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat

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