I just got back from visiting Bro, my sis-in-law Margarita, and
Baby Toddler boy.
After we got off of our flight (early, even. Whoop whoop, Southwest!) we stopped by a Sonic for a fast food fix. Crispy Chicken sammich for me, and some “Chicago” dogs for Albany John.
For dinner we went to Tequila’s, a Mexican restaurant on Old Canton Road. They said they like to come here for dinner. My brother got the camarones al mango con coco. Wow, these were sugar bombs – deep fried and battered shrimp sauced with a way-sweet mango sauce and topped with coconut. Side of rice and veggies. Reminded me of sweet-n-sour Chinese food more than Mexican.
You get free salsa and chips – the salsa is awesome. Freshly made, and full of fresh cilantro, onions, and tomatoes.
Albany John got Arrachera Los Altos – grilled flank steak with tortilla cups of refried beans, rice, guacamole, pico de gallo, and some grilled cactus leaves. Not bad for $13, but it came out more well done than medium-rare. There was a small pink strip somewhere in there at one point. It was still pretty tender (I’m guessing a bunch of meat tenderizer), so he didn’t send it back. But dudes, well done with a strip of medium is a little off from medium rare.
I got shrimp tacos. Their menu had a picture of shrimp that… did not look deep fried. Each taco contained a fried batter blog made of two shrimp. It was not bad, but again, reminded me more of takeout Chinese food than Mexican food. The pickled onions and refried beans were tasty, though.
And then the next day Albany John went for a walk and came back with CRAWFISH! A whole bag o’ mud bugs for us for only $7!! They were spicy, salty, and oh man, I ate them until my lips swelled.
And then Albany John and my Bro cheffed up some tasty steak, chimichuri sauce, and stir fried veggies for dinner. Nom!
Oh, and magic potatoes, too. Mmm. Hasselbeck-style!
End of the first few days. Up next: New Orleans! Nola!