No doubt many of you are nursing a hangover from your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. You are probably at home or in the office thinking, “Why did I have so many margaritas/Dos XX/Micheladas?” But do you even know what Cinco de Mayo is all about? Pop another aspirin and check out my latest graph on What People Think Cinco de Mayo Celebrates. Now to the quick bites:
- I went to El Chaparral outside of 1604 on Bandera Road to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. While the cheese enchiladas were not up to snuff, the nachos compuestos were really good and the house margarita was excellent. The best feature is the patio and it would be a good place to go for appetizers and drinks; just save the meal for somewhere else.
- If you are looking for a summer beer, be sure to check out Shiner’s Ruby Redbird. Now that the cold front has blown through and the weather is hot again, crack open one of these bad boys on the back porch. The beer has a real clean and crisp finish that I think comes from the Ginger and you can enjoy the slightly sweet and sour Rio Grande Grapefruit that the beer is brewed with.
- It was a Mexican food themed week as I ate at Pericos earlier in the week, and true to my previous post, I ordered the Chipotle Enchiladas. The sauce is so rich and creamy and I can’t believe that I almost ordered the fish tacos instead. Pericos really knows how to do enchiladas. The limonada is extremely refreshing as well.
- The food blog post of the week goes to Jen Rames’ post on Urban Taco; it does sound a little pricey, but it may be worth going to on happy hour for the drinks, chips, and specialty salsas. I am interested in checking it out after @RackerHacker raved about it to me the other day, saying it was some of the best food he has ever had.
- The non food site of the week goes to NowCastSA, which is a community driven news website. If you enjoy writing and want an outlet where folks can read your work, sign up to contribute your news. I have begun cross-publishing my Qué Pasa segment on their site so more folks can find out about neat individuals in our community.