There are a lot of choices around downtown Dallas when it comes to gas station tacos. Drive 20 minutes north and you’ll have a difficult time finding anything other than a McDonald’s, Whataburger or Subway serving food at the pump. Fortunately, coming back from a Saturday morning drive to Keller, Texas I waited at a traffic light near a Texaco that advertised tacos and burritos.
After a quick u-turn, I entered a rather busy gas station that had a small line waiting to order Mexican food.
At first, the $1.49 taco price looked like a bit of suburban price gouging compared to the inner city where most street tacos are $1 – $1.25, but after I received my order I could see why they were priced a bit higher than normal. The tacos are fairly large, similar to what you get at El Si Hay in Oak Cliff. Each taco is served with two tortillas. The corn is flavorful and durable. You’ll have no ripped tortillas with ingredients spilling out. Best part is that they taste great and were a high point of this taqueria.
Jump if you like tacos.
Our Lead Online Developer (who, by the way, is looking to hire a sidekick/front-end web developer) just brought in these cool-looking tubes of mustard. After a small office party with gluten-free crackers topped with moutarde au tandoori and moutarde au jus de truffe, I have fallen hard for these little condiments. They’re so small that I could whip ‘em out from my purse at any time and turn a blegh sandwich to a high-end sandwich. Does this mean I have to fly all the way to France to buy these suckers? Our online developer ordered these bottles off some wine mailing list he subscribes to, but I’m wondering if any of y’all have seen these in stores around Dallas.
So, Dishers, any ideas? Or point me to a good substitute if you’re attached to another condiment brand that’s easier to find.
Liz’s Note: If you should ever drip moutarde au tandoori on your favorite shirt (that stuff is red), don’t panic. Just take it to D.D. French and then watch “The Mustard” from the Buffy musical episode Once More With Feeling. It’s the most accurate depiction of that ecstatic moment when you realize that cleaners managed to erase the evidence of your sloppiness and you’re saved from the torture of trying to replace the most beloved thing in your closet.4 Comments »
This is the year of the “skinny cocktails.” They are everywhere. It is understandable; we are getting into swimsuit season, and 90 degrees in May tells me it is going to stick around for a while, so the necessity to enjoy refreshing cocktails is high, and the fact that they might be figure-friendly is a bonus. I have been testing recipes and pre-mixed drink selections lately to see if these “skinny cocktails” are as tasty as they say they are, and some certainly are….they do, however, not lack calories. They are lower than some of the typical summertime drinks like a pina colada or frozen margarita, but it’s not like drinking a cup of green tea or diet soda. Follow the jump for a few favorites from the bunch I’ve been testing. Some selections were sent for editorial consideration. Continue reading "What to Drink Now: The Skinny on Skinny Cocktails"5 Comments »