It’s been a while since I’ve had anything really worth writing about, but last night I had an amazing experience at a little South Philly Mexican place called El Jarocho. Yesterday morning, I was reading the usual blogroll and came across a post on Foodbooz about a dish called the Super Torta [http://foobooz.com/2010/04/street-team-goes-in-search-of-super-torta/]. The picture they posted just looked like a ridiculous gutbomb of a sandwich. Considering I had no plans set for the evening yet, I decided this was it. I gathered 5 of my friends and planned to go there at around 8 PM.
Run, don’t walk. I am so glad the ‘hipster truck’ trend that has been happening in NYC has made its way to Philly. Every day I find myself with the same couple of options for lunch: Cheesesteak, Egg Sandwich, Meatball, etc. Sure I could get Chinese food or something, but now I have a much more awesome alternative. I LOVE mash-ups of food styles, and Coup de Taco’s mash-up of the Mexican taco format with ingredients from other ethnicities of food lead to an amazing cross-over. Continue reading →
Now. This. Is. A. Burrito.
On campus, there are a lot of burrito options. Between Lucky’s, Mexiphilly, Rosa’s, Qdoba, Chipotle and others there is a bunch to choose between. But how to know which one to go to? Well, in fact I’ve solved that problem for you (since I have tried most of them). Hands down, Don Memo’s burrito’s are my absolute favorite on campus.
I will caution you all that because everything is made fresh, it can take a while for your food to be prepared, especially during the peak lunch hours (12-1). I always call ahead and place my order. I have waited over 45 minutes for my order before, but that is something you need to understand before committing to a Don Memo’s lunch. Today, I got out of my class at 11 and called my order in. I was told it would be ready in 20 minutes so I went over there after killing 20 minutes in my room and it was ready within 5 minutes of my arrival. With that being said, if you plan properly it is WELL worth your time. Continue reading →
I was walking with intention of eating lunch at my beloved Tehuitzingo again, but walked down 47th instead today. I saw a sign for Tulcingo Del Valle, another place on my lunch to-do list that I read about on Chow.com. I was in the mood for a spicy burrito so I felt like today would be a good opportunity to mix it up and give it a try.