Tequila Comida & Cantina

Visited the long awaited opening of Tequila Comida &Cantina this evening for dinner. This newest addition to the Los Portales family of food purveyors is just trying out its sea legs with the refurbished space formerly occupied by Olo Cantina. You are greeted with a bolillo roll and red and green salsas or olive oil for dipping. I enjoyed my El Guapo cerveza and my Mole Pipian de Cuerdo My husband’s Tacos de Chicharones were very good, full of fried pork belly and pickled onions. The bar is fully stocked and Margaritas are excellent. The bartender is always willing to … Continue reading Tequila Comida & Cantina

Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

It’s time to vote for a Round 2 favorite in the Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Sargento Cheese.  The Round 2 category is MEXICAN…Ole’!  My close friends and family know that I’ve had a love affair with Mexico ever since I lived there during my college years.  That is true. However, the inspiration for my entry is actually a dish from El Azteco, an East Lansing eatery that any true MSU Spartan knows well.  My recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Suizas with Poblano Crema is an homage to one of my favorite dishes at El Azteco.  This layered, cheesy, creamy chicken … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

Road Trip…more day 4

Since this is primarily a FOOD and Travel Blog, just couldn’t leave off some dining advice for Sedona.  First, do stop in to have breakfast or lunch at Miley’s Cafe on Hwy 179 about 6.5 miles from downtown Sedona.  Best Huevos Rancheros north of Jalisco and service so fast and efficient you’ll be amazed. Second, don’t miss Cafe Elote also on Hwy 179, but much closer to downtown.  This was my second visit to Elote, I actually ate there 7 years ago and it was every bit as good as the first time!  Look past the rather funky entrance, (steel … Continue reading Road Trip…more day 4

Taqueria authentico in Wilmington!

Authentic ethnic food is hard to find in Wilmington, NC.  There. I’ve said it…  Except if you crave Mexican..Real Mexican.  You CAN find it at Taqueria Los Portales. Located in a nondescript little strip, next door to a tattoo parlor…you will feel like you’ve just crossed the border into another world.  This little gem isn’t fancy.  You order at the front counter, you have a seat at diner-type tables or at the small bar, and the food is brought out to you as it is prepared. There is a salsa bar with the usual Mexican accoutrements, 3-4 different salsas, sliced … Continue reading Taqueria authentico in Wilmington!