What do you know about some Menudo edition!
I went with my new lady-friend to Phoenix AZ to be her plus-1 at a big family wedding. She’s Mexican and thus has some pretty hardcore standards about what accounts for good Mexican food. We’re a little bit spoiled living out west, because you just can’t get good Mexican food anywhere else in the country. Sorry my NYC friends, but you just can’t. Anyway, she took me on journey to have a ubiquitous Mexican weekend staple, Menu do. If you’re not in the know, not only is it a popular Latin boy band that had crossover success to mainstream American television in the early 80’s, it is also a delicious soup with hominy and tripe. It’s considered a good thing for a hangover. Listen to my review of Rosita’s Place in Phoenix.
Hanabi decided to finally try that Thai place around the corner from his apartment. It’s a sad day when Thai food is getting neglected like that. Check out his review of Golden Singha as well as his foray into Taiwanese cuisine. Although he didn’t have stinky tofu so I’m not sure how authentic that was.
What I do love about NYC is that there was a Mad Men dining week. Insane Dane being the mad man that he is went to The Gander in the Flatiron District and had some delicious eats and drinks to toast the occasion. Check out Dish + Drink for even more coverage.
Bands: Aphex Twin,
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