Mexican posts on Food in Mouth

Mexican posts on Food in Mouth

Mission Cantina, oh how you was a tease. We asked during lunch a few months ago about whether it would be possible to eat a burrito in the dining room and they said no. I think less than two weeks later, they relented on that policy. I had hoped they would have been like, “Oh, there’s FOUR people in our dining room, no biggie”, but I guess it wasn’t about how easy it is to make one. Probably, they didn’t want customers that came in after us to see us eating a burrito and then be like “well they got to have it.” Either way, I’m gonna say we had tacos and grilled scallions and the best thing was the grilled scallions…… [Continue reading]

June 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Being out of your comfort zone sometimes is very useful, and a life completely in the comfort zone might not be so great. At least it won’t be full of as many tacos. I picked my job opportunities solely based on what’s comfortable and that’s why today I’m at a dead end with that shit. When NY Times 36 Hour article about Hudson Valley mentioned tacos, Steph and I thought it was a great occasion to go try it out after picking some fruit upstate. Tacos Uriel is located in Newburgh, NY. What the NY Times article doesn’t tell you is that not all towns along the Hudson valley are picturesque and just so lovely and full of quaint buildings, antique shops, and white picket fences. No, some towns along the Hudson are like places you wouldn’t voluntarily move to if you have the means to live somewhere else. Let’s just say Newburgh is ghetto, more specifically the area where Tacos Uriel is located is kinda sketch…. [Continue reading]

August 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

There’s an El Rey del Sabor taco cart in Midtown East, and on a sunny Summer day, there was no one in line in the middle of lunch rush and the service was great. The menu seemed to say a chorizo taco was $3, but when I ordered three tacos, the total came out to $7.50. I guess that’s a discount for buying multiple tacos kind of the same as Domo taco. You can ask for mild or spicy salsa and the spicy melted my face off. I loved it. They’re also generous with the cilantro which I love…. [Continue reading]

June 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm

In kids movies when I was young, one of the insults you can hurl at a dude was, “You throw like a girl!” But the truth is that kids learn cuss words way faster than that, and no one says that. A more realistic chant is, “You fucking suck!” Kids learn fast yo, cuz life is not rated PG and you grow up fast. Sometimes you gotta get with the program, no matter what the program is. There was some news for those into lunching in Midtown last week. The folks behind The Spotted Pig and John Dory Oyster Bar opened a taco restaurant called Salvation Taco! Hip hip, horray! But I discovered that if all you’re into are tacos, then you will be disappointed with the portion sizes at Salvation Taco. You better fix up your expectations really fast and get used to reality. Flavorful, fast, and small, these tacos are like a Thai hooker. Wait what? I can’t go there?! Ok Ok, maybe a better comparison would be to an amouse bouche. That’s no fun tho…. [Continue reading]

December 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Taco Bell came out with a new line of burritos and bowls created by Lorena Garcia, and it’s called Cantina Bell. For those unfamiliar with Lorena Garcia, she’s going to be on the next season of Top Chef Masters. I think if she met Marcus Samuelson, the winner from season 2, the conversation would go like this: Lorena: I feel good about my chances to win. Marcus: Winning feels good. But now people are jealous of my dapper hats and Eddie Huang shits on my restaurant and its cultural implications. Lorena: Americans only know me from Taco Bell’s new Cantina menu. I should be safe, right? Marcus: Well, if you want street cred, you need to open a taco shop with dudes in Brooklyn who have Santa Clause beards or try to get Hannah Horvath to appear shirtless with it on Girls. Lorena: Jesus, what do you do with your free time? Marcus: Don’t judge me Lorena. You’re taking home that Taco Bell money.

But seriously, this Taco Bell Cantina Bell Burrito is better than you think. You can indeed put lipstick on a pig and they proved that with this new line of products…. [Continue reading]

July 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm

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

The other day wifey and I woke up at 3 am and took the train into the city. Weather had not yet turned cold. It wasn’t the kind of wind that would… [more]

November 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Sometimes wifey and I have serious adult conversations, such as when she told me a child at school had lice and we might have to comb each other’s… [more]

October 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm