Monday, March 21, 2011

Taste of Mexico Escorted by Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins

I tried to cash it completely on my trip to Mexico (although I had to stop to the ATM twice because of various difficulties). This created an interesting conundrum. In the US, when I go out to eat I usually order tap water and drink to my heart's content. Since people are all about not drinking the water in Mexico, everything comes in bottled form (and it ain't cheap). So there were a few meals/days that I had to decide what was more important, food or water. That is why this food experience may seem shorter than an eight day trip ought to. Here's what I enjoyed:

Don Javier's Quesadillas Fried Quesadilla with Nopales

Cafe Chocolate Bagui Margarita (basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, baguette)

El Refresquiera "Sissy" Bean Tostada

Cafe La Boheme Snickerdoodles

Pizzaria de Vito Corleone Vegetarian Pizza (onion, pepper, olives, mushrooms)

Don Cafeto Cheese Quesdillas (With disgusting creamy guacamole, bad lime juice, horrible ketchup and salsa that is way too hot)

Don Cafeto Chips (only part of the meal that was good)

Mama's House Hostel Mango and Chocolate Crepes

Enrique's (from Mama's House Hostel) Guacamole

Tortilleria Lulu Fresh Corn Tortillas (for free!)

Hemingway Restaurant Vegetable Pasta with White Sauce

Hemingway Restaurant Sun Dried Tomato Foccacia

Mama's House Hostel Pan and Banana

I think it happened accidentally more than anything
but I did a lot of listening to Nirvana's Incesticide while on the trip.

And my current obsession long before Mexico came calling:

Along those same lines...Smashing Pumpkins have a new song. Didn't know they were still around but, well, now I do.

Smashing Pumpkins-Lightning Strikes