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Monday, March 4, 2013

Viva Tekila!

The accent mark asked us if we wanted to go out for dinner and a movie Saturday. 3 people became 5, morphed into 7 and finally ended as 9. We went back to Tekila and had an epic meal. We started with a queso fundido that only I seemed to like, my wife feeling that it was too salty. Like a glutton I had to kill it so as not to appear as a food waster. They mix the corn and flour chips, I always find myself hunting down the rarer flour ones.

I had the molcajete, a dish that is starting to be served more often at the better mexican restaurants around. Originally the pre hispanic mesoamerican dish was served on a volcanic stone mortar but now that is only decorative. Mine was full of a spicy carnitas, queso and chile mix and was pretty wonderful.

Dixon had the mole. He is a mole freak and pronounced it excellent. Leslie had a shrimp salad with cilantro dressing, someone had fish and another diner the delicious barbacoa I tried my first time out. It is a jalapeno sauce not a chimichurri like I mistakenly reported my first time out. My apologies. Connie had the shrimp and garlic, which they made gluten free. We left very full and quite satisfied. Service is great and the food so far has been great. I drank a negra modelo on draft that was one of the best beers I have ever quaffed.

Afterwards a bunch of us drove to the Krikorian in Vista to see Bless me, Ultima, an adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's book about northern New Mexico, circa 1940's. I thought that the movie was very good, could pick it apart but won't. It had a lot of scenery that I recognize, definitely Abiqui and maybe Truchas. Made me homesick for New Mexico.

The story is about an old curandera who comes to help her family fend off some evil brujas. If it sounds interesting to you I would say give it a shot, you will enjoy it.

Afterwards we went back to the restaurant to get our cars and they were still open. I don't want to elaborate too much but we were served an absolutely incredible dessert platter that was just beyond. Muchas gracias! Viva Tekila!

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