Mexican posts on Food in Mouth

Mexican posts on Food in Mouth

On the way to a roof top bar a few weeks ago, Steph and I walked by a Mexican restaurant that had an A grade in the window. It reminded me of getting a torta from Rinconcito Mexicano because it seems that whenever you walk west of 8th avenue in Midtown, you start to get into better options for Mexican food. What I love about Ponche is that it bills itself as an authentic Mexican restaurant AND it has an A from the health department. How dare they upset my perception of the kind of grades a Mexican restaurant can receive? Seeing as I prefer my bunghole dry instead of wet, I thought it was worth a visit…. [Continue reading]

July 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm

A side effect of looking for an apartment is that I realized I need more money (who doesn’t) and I can’t make decisions. It’s very un-Drapper to have those two qualities in New York City. Being indecisive actually led me to the topic of today’s post, which is a Mexican torta. I actually wanted to go to the library to borrow a book, but realized I didn’t have my library card… then I took the subway down to 34th st and then started to walk north looking for something… then I ended on 8th avenue almost at the New York Times building, and then I saw the store front for Rinconcito Mexicano…. [Continue reading]

April 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Let’s get this out of the way… the food portion of this post is about Dorado Tacos. It’s located near NYU and across the street from Num Pang, if that gives you a good geographical point of reference. They serve three dollar fried fish tacos. In my book that’s a decent deal on fish tacos, even though I think the grilled fish taco is $3.25. Steph and I tried the fried fish, grilled fish, and chorizo taco. All three were bangin’ and priced not-too-bad. A fatass like myself is never full after three tacos, but it’s probably a good number for a reasonable person, which means you could be aight with a $10 dollar meal, provided you drink nothing. Which I have to say, I’ve done many times in my life in order to make meals affordable. That’s right, fuck you on drinks, fuck you on desserts, and fuck you on appetizers. If this was a sitdown restaurant, the server would look at me like crazy, because how dare someone with such below-average looks put someone else in the friend-zone. Because that’s really what happens when all you order is an entree at a sit-down place. Luckily, Dorado is not a formal restaurant, you order your food and find your own seating. It’s in that weird marketing zone of they probably want to market to NYU students, but even when I was a NYU student, that shit be too expensive for me. Now as a fully grown adult who struggles to find a reasonably priced apartment to rent, I find Dorado tacos to be properly priced for the time being. For the rest of this post, I’m going to talk about Jeremy Lin. If you don’t care about basketball, I’m putting you in the friend-zone…. [Continue reading]

February 15, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Leon Bakery is a Mexican bakery on 9th ave in Midtown that does tamales for lunch. These things are pretty wicked since they only cost $1.50 a piece. Apparently that’s a slight price increase from what it was before, but it’s still quite affordable. The shop is new looking since they underwent a renovation recently and everything looks super clean in there. There’s an array of baked goods in there, but since I was there only for savory food, the tamales were the thing that caught my attention. They have two kinds, cheese and chicken. I’m not an expert on Mexican food but I liked these tamales, and from what I could tell, they were fairly fresh…. [Continue reading]

November 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Tehuitzingo Deli Grocery in Midtown is serving up some of the best delicious Mexican fare you can find in Manhattan. Going all the way to 10th avenue to find some tacos seems counter intuitive because good food is now all over Midtown. The reason you want to go to Tehuizingo is because just about any taco on their menu is good. During lunch time, the crowd has its share of Latinos and the eye-test would reveal that this place is authentic. Perhaps authenticity is overrated and unimportant. If the clientele can’t be used to categorize restaurants, I feel like what tastes good is subjective. Then what you can measure objectively would be a quantitatively comparison of one store versus another store, right? To that I say that almost any single Chipotle store outsells Tehuizingo. Blam…. [Continue reading]

July 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm

One of the things that is really new about being a parent is the little things that make you geek out and have a positive reaction. I can imagine this… [more]

April 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

After two months of being a parent, I can say that it doesn’t get any easier! The food blogging pretty much has stopped but it’s nice to take… [more]

March 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

I am a dad now! It’s only been about a month, and it’s as surreal to write that now was it was when my son first came into the world. Being… [more]

February 29, 2016 at 2:27 am

For the food loving couple that’s hobbled by the exclamation of, “I’m getting too old for this,” there’s some usefulness in food courts…. [more]

January 10, 2016 at 1:12 am

When the semester cycles to an end, my brain basically cannot fit everything all in, and that’s why the blog has really suffered. My plan for the… [more]

December 31, 2015 at 8:39 pm