a stolen post from myself

Before I even begin, I’m going to admit to cheating. Some friends and I have decided to start a food only blog pertaining to recipes we make, food articles we read, and restaurants we go to. And I was in charge of the last restaurant post, since I picked the location. But I love the photos enough that I’m sharing a condensed version. So without further ado:

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I was born and raised in Southern California. I love anything that comes in a tortilla, but only good tortillas, not processed ones.

My next door neighbor was El Savadorian and made amazing food. In the six blocks between my house and my ballet studio was what I have come to refer to as the Best Taco stand this side of the Mexican Border. There, the tacos were a little piece of heaven. Perfect carne asada (steak, finely chopped), onions, cilanto, queso and salsa that could sear off taste buds. And for a dollar a piece, it wasn’t unheard of for me to polish off four of them before a ballet rehearsal (let me tell you, I was willing to endure the inevitable pain that would come from the combo of wicked hot salsa and six hours en point). On special occisions, you spent a little more a bought a fish taco…batter fish, the ever classic “white sauce,” cabbage, tomatos and again, salsa hot enough to kill.

And let me tell you, when you move to to the district…after six years inside the district border, my lord do you start to crave a taco something fierce. And lately, it was the fish taco that has overwhelmed my mind. So, I have begun my search to find the best fish taco and more then anything, I’m attempting my amateur restaurant criticness for a new food blog project with friends.

These are the photos of what I may call the yummiest meal I’ve had this month, maybe.

Nevis: Two grilled shrimp tacos in corn tortillas with yellow rice, pineapple jalepeno salsa, cilantro, guacamole and lime sour cream.
Two grilled shrimp tacos in corn tortillas with yellow rice, pineapple jalepeno salsa, cilantro, guacamole and lime sour cream.
Blackened fish of the day, spicy cabbage, guacamole and a whole lot of things I don't remember

And lastly, my plate:

Maui:  Two grilled fish of the day tacos in corn tortillas with black bean and corn salsa, guacamole, cilantro and lime sour cream.
Two grilled fish of the day tacos in corn tortillas with black bean and corn salsa, guacamole, cilantro and lime sour cream.

I went in a skeptic, oh so hopeful that I hadn’t led the group astray, and I left fully and happy. The flavors were awesome and worked well together, the portions were large, and the red beans and spanish rice were served perfectly (which perfectly cooked rice, not to firm and not to soft).

The lime sour cream was an excellent addition to the tacos and was a step up from an undefined white sauce. Everything seemed fresh and was prepared when ordered, and orders came out fairly quickly. Nothing that left the kitchen looked unappetizing, from the standard menu items to the dinner special. I wanted a bite of every plate that went past me.

As we enjoyed the evening on the outdoor patio, we noted the margaritas on everyone else’s table looks amazing. We have already discussed going back for that test.

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