current climes, tacos
Yesterday, I finally sampled the hora de feliz at the alterna-mexi-grocey-cum-taco-palace…from 3-7 on Monday-Friday they have fuckin tacos FOR A DOLLAR!! I had been wanting to go to the Primo’s taco stand on my walk home, but could have time travelliciously clicked my heels at them being closed…for it meant at long last poking my head into La Michoacana (sp., honkey alert). The one dollar dilly meant getting three tacos instead of two and feeling good about it, instead of getting two and wishing for a third and then punishing myself for being a relentless fatty (at least on the inside). Howevs, my total espagnolic stage fright meant the English-speaking checkout girl had to be my taco ambassador (why is it not ‘embassador’ in the tradition of ‘embassy?!’ (also have I always been this bad of a speller?!)).
I wish I had a camera. I would have taken pics. It was glorious. And I somehow made it the 4 blocks home without breaking down midway and eating them in a parking lot. Score one for self control! If you ignore most/all of my previous statements, that is.
I got a pork and nopales taco, a beef-tongue-in-verde (good as long as you cognitively disassociate what you are actually eating (50% success rate there)) and another random beef taco (since I got them to go it was hard to tell them apart…but all was delish). It’s hard to tell if I am being an apt critic or not but I would say it was mad gnoshy but also everything tastes better when it’s cheap (economic self-defense device). Bonus points: they will put onions or cilantro on top (or both, in my case), throw some key lime wedges in there AND their salsa is basically just a high-concept salsa-ier guacamole. And even more shockingly…they actually appear to have veggie tacos!! Obvs my carnivority is pretty much unrelenting/unapologetic, but it is kind of nice and astonishing! Especially as their store is billed as a meat market. Also, I am willing to wager their produce quality maddeningly exceeds that of my dispair-invitingly shitty neighborhood HEB.
I went from thinking I was going to reflect on some recent events to full-blown taco plug. EFF YEAH for content! Even if it’s accidental and based on the consumption of a lunchbeer.
Parting/random thoughts: Bummer - apparently my definiton of success = being able to buy weed regularly. Upswing - I have been moderately to extremely successful by this rubric. Also, as tweeted earlier, I think I should become Austin’s answer to the Hipster Grifter. While I am not Asian, a girl, tattooed or (currently) criminally minded, I do have both a hotdog AND a hallway…oh yeah, and a beard. Suck it, Kari.