Monday, March 16, 2009
I do like Meredith
I worry that Meredith has not been feeling the online love lately since I posted a facebook album called "some people I like" that did not have her in it (it's not that I don't like her obviously, I just had no pictures of her). So we decided to go to lunch at Cabrito and I figured I'd take some pictures of her. Then maybe she would stop leaving comments on my photo albums like "Um Lena, why don't you like me?"
Cabrito is one of those upscale Mexican places that seem weird when you grow up in CA (or Texas, I imagine). Somehow it just seems wrong to pay $13 for two tacos and some rice and beans. If you like fancy tacos, this is a place for you. Here's a picture of our nice "fancy" tacos.
The pork belly taco is a nice mix of sweet and savory, with some great flavors that you wouldn't normally find in a taco. I liked the chorizo as well. It was more traditionally flavored (sour cream haters beware, it does come with sour cream....)
However, the rice and beans are poor (the rice is too dry and bland and the beans were undercooked) - if you're going to be a Mexican restaurant, cook decent rice and beans. Plus, I'm not so much a fancy taco girl. I like my tacos straight off the truck, with nothing but meat, cilantro, chopped onion and lime (and some radishes that I will only pretend to eat). And rice and beans should be filing and warm and flavorful, not boring and al dente. No one like their beans al dente. Ask Tom Colicchio. However, I did get to take pictures of Meredith, which was half the point of going out to lunch.
I've noticed that most of the pictures I have of Meredith at this point are of her taking a huge bite of food and trying to smile at the camera simultaneously. New headshot idea? Think about it.