From a little cubby-hole-in-the-wall place near me called Antojos Locos:
Flautas con lechuga, tomate, queso fresco y crema; rellenas de tinga o papa (finely shredded seasoned chicken in this case). Very good. The fried, thin tortillas managed to retain some crispness, even flakiness, under all those moist ingredients. I’ll order this again and be in a bigger hurry to scrape all the toppings off.
Torta la Rusa – most of their tortas had milanesa which I don’t care for much; this one had what looked like an interesting list of ingredients – pierna ahumado (smoked pork), chorizo, jamon, pina, y queso derretido. There was also lettuce, tomato, mayo, and avocado.
The bread was stale. That was an awful lot of bread to get through. The ingredients just really didn’t do it for me; the total was less than the sum of the parts????? Maybe that’s the way to say it. I wouldn’t order this again. Threw away the bread on the second half and will make some sort of hash out of the other ingredients I think.
I’d never heard of queso derretido before. I thought it was going to be some exotic cheese from some part of Mexico I’m not familiar with. Doh!
Made a trip to Lopez Mexican for a couple of meals to go:
This is the definition of comfort food for me – cheese enchiladas with rice and beans. I was in a state of bliss. Used to go all the time but didn’t as long as El Real was open. Lopez was better than I remembered. Hugely popular place out on the SW edge of town,since the 70s.
Also picked up their Carne Guisada – Mexican version of beef stew – from the Mexican Classics section of the menu. I’d heard it was one of the best in town but I’m just not a big fan of this version of beef stew; I do love their Carnitas, though.
The chips and salsa and guac and warm tortillas
I like the look of those enchiladas…I don’t think there’s any time of day when they wouldn’t be appropriate.
Funny you should say that. The original intention was to eat the guisada for dinner and save the enchiladas for a late night snack (Hah!) or breakfast or maybe lunch the next day if they lasted that long. But once I took the lid off to take a picture the aroma got to me, I tasted the beans and gravy and then I devoured the whole thing. Just 2 enchiladas but I was full.
If I had a Tex-Mex joint, enchiladas would be available 24/7.
Thanks for the comment.
Stromboli with pepperoni, salami, mushrooms and mozz with house made sauce. Excellent, a new keeper from this place.
Dinner salad with their dinner rolls – light, airier than most dinner rolls, buttery and with some Parm sprinkled on, I think. Salads here are classic and always more photogenic in-house. They use those little wooden (or fake wood) salad bowls. When did they come into fashion – in the 60s? Always crisp and well-chilled with tomatoes with good color (if not great flavor). It’s a pleasant little journey back in time.
Italiano sub – ham, salami, provolone, lettuce & tomato. Houston is not a great sub town but this was definitely not among the best. Way too much bread and it was going stale. I toasted it and squushed the sandwich down like a Cubano and it was better; better with mayo than the house dressing, too. Not a keeper.
I’ll have one order of enchiladas, and one stromboli, please! Looks great!
Just a couple of recent meals, lunches really since I’ve been hitting the sack very early.
This is the Egg Salad Cold Lunch Plate from the New York Deli and Coffee Shop, right in the heart of a Jewish neighborhood. It’s really just a neighborhood cafe but beloved by many. Veggies were all crisp and fresh, there’s black olives and a cup of their very creamy, slightly sweet, very, very minced coleslaw. And a bagel, from the kosher bagel shop next door (co-owned but the cafe is not kosher).
Not bad. A nice change of pace. But the real reason I went to this place was to try their chili cheese dog! And I was very pleasantly surprised and doubly surprised by how good their chili is. I’ll post about that in a hot dog thread which I have yet to start.
Now this place I went to for the French Dip, but they also had chili so I got some of that and will post in the chili thread.
This was an awesome sandwich – shaved tri-tip steak, gruyere, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, and Dijon horseradish cream on a house baked baguette plus au jus. Common Bond has only been around since ’15 but is up to 5 locations, I think. Very popular. Started by a bunch of bread and pastry bakers but with a small breakfast and lunch menu, this is the first time I’ve ever been to one but I’ll be back. Not a strictly traditional FD but very good.
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