Monday, August 23, 2010

Si Senor Express - Green Chile Meat Burrito

We let Ben pick which burrito to get from his favorite restaurant.  He chose Red Chile Meat.  He was denied.  We made the mistake of asking if there was green chile in the bean burritos before then ordering red chile meat burritos.  Confusion reigned!  Si Senor, whatever else you say about it, is generous with their chips and dips (you get four dips: bean dip, a spicy sour cream dip, green chile salsa, and red chile salsa).  The burrito was resoundingly mediocre with much ado about saltiness.  Ben bravely defends Si Senor despite this mediocrity.  Daniel waffles a little in his dislike, approving of their chips, dips, and beer.  Isaac thinks no one thinks we are funny.  We lament our weakness when faced with tongue burritos last time and weakly commit to one day make up for our failure. 

Ingredients - Green Chile and Pork

Ben - Graduating from college, it's like 'go get a job; pay these bills"; you get some good things out of it but...
Daniel - Minivans, useful but not what I would choose to drive.
Isaac - When a superhero dies then comes back to life, the death can make a comic book interesting, but that is immediately nullified when they come back to life.

BQ2 - Episode Eighteen

Monday, August 16, 2010

Las Trancas - Chicarron Burrito

We figure that las trancas means "the horses" based on their menu, and the general decor within the restaurant.  Online research does not support this theory.  The best the googles could come up with is "the bars" or something relating to getting drunk.  This may make this establishment even more desirable.  Of course there could be some slang going on that we, as gueros, do not understand.  Chicharrones we understand, however, and find delicious at a rate of approximately 33% to 66%.  Think pork rinds, only more freshly skinned off the pig and fried.   Daniel fawns all over this burrito, despite the red chile which he feels is generally inferior to green chile.  Ben is bewildered as he has never consumed pork rinds, despite undertaking Atkins several times, and so has little point of reference.  The chicharrones remind Isaac of Honeycombs, the cereal.

Ingredients - Chicharrones, Beans, and Red Chile

Ben - Rocket boots, with tassels on them.  The burrito was good, but the texture was a little bit disturbing.
Daniel - Thundarr the Barbarian, an 80s cartoon, it had a yeti guy called Ookla the Mok that ran around with him, it was badass.
Isaac - Tab cola, I just don't know what to say about it, it perplexes me.

BQ2 - Episode Seventeen

Friday, August 13, 2010

Los Tacos Mexicanos - Cabesa (Beef Cheek) Burritos

To be honest, Los Tacos Mexicanos does offer tongue (lengua) burritos.  We just couldn't pull the trigger.  Ben had enough trouble pushing aside the thought that he was eating cheek.  We stand by our decision.  Los Tacos Mexicanos offers five or six types of meat, which they will then stuff into tacos, burritos, tortas, and what have you.  The beef cheek was obviously slow cooked in its own juices.  And if those juices weren't comprised of grease before cooking, then they added a fair bit.  Promising at first, with a hint of good flavor in the background, but overcome by fattiness.  Daniel would vote this establishment as perhaps the first repeat for BQ2, just to see if the promise could be born out by a better meat.  We ask an age-old question: What would you do if you found a tooth in your burrito?  Also, poop jokes.  And too much discussion about bean dip.

Ingredients: Beef Cheek, Onion, Cilantro

Ben - Monopoly, the board game, playing that game involves an enthusiasm that changes into hatred.
Daniel - Dryer lint, it's a waste product, and is the product of something greater.
Isaac - Hot air balloons, they're a novel aircraft but pretty boring.
Jenni - Shitty bean dip ball pit, like going to Chuck E. Cheese and jumping into the ball pit to find it is full of bean dip.

BQ2 - Episode Sixteen

Monday, August 2, 2010

Nopalito's - Green Chile Meat Burrito

Nopalito's was reviewed for a Road Food segment of Splendid Table.  Daniel heard the segment and was boggled at how much the food was raved about.  The burritos are tiny.  Teeny-tiny.  Extra nachos were purchased on a whim and boy was that a good idea.  Tasty, but so small as to be aggravating in it's lack of satiety, the burrito suffers greatly  for it.  The salsa (two varieties of which were provided) was rich and spicy.  The nachos were mediocre.  If this meal had been consumed in-restaurant the addition of chips of salsa would likely have helped.  All in all, the taste was pretty good but the amount was ridiculously unsatisfying.  This is most apparent when we forget it even tasted good by the end of the episode.  Ben wishes there were burrito delivery places.  Isaac and Daniel don't care.  They want tongue burritos.  Yeah, that's a thing.  And not some kind of sex act.  Weirdos.

Ingredients: Green Chile, Pork, Beans, and Cheese

Ben - Laundry, it can be a pretty good thing but our dryer doesn't work very well and sometimes you open it and have damp clothes.  I should probably just
Daniel - A dictionary, as inspiring as reading one.  What if the only thing to read in the house was the dictionary?
Isaac - Wet socks, you know, you dry your socks and even after they are still damp and then you walk around and your feet are slightly cold.

BQ2 - Episode Fifteen