2for1 – THE LIST

this weekend i tacked two things on THE LIST.  and i am in such food coma that i cannot type an semi-interesting introduction so here.  fish tacos and ice cream = happy Raaach.

From the List – #10. Baja Style fish tacos from Nick’s Crispy Tacos.

The Hype – i’ve actually been here before, but only cuz at night, it turns into a club.  lol. Rouge.  and it was hard for me to believe souch a bougie place could be a taco place during the day. one of my really good girlfriends, Vanessa (whom i wholeheartedly trust with food) had told me about it but i FINALLY got up to driving allllll the way to broadway to get some since i was already heading to the giants game.

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the full review of Nick’s and Bi-Rite Cremery after the junp..  

The Review – i knew how to get there, since i’d partied at Rouge before and sure enough, there was a big sign that said Nick’s Crispy Tacos.  weird. i walk in and see the same table that i’d drank a whole bottle of goose at, and there’s a family eating quesadilla’s and burrios.  weird.   i head to the counter and order un taco pescadero, un taco camarones, (both Nick’s way – with guac and cheese) and elote.

GOOD GOD.  they call em “crispy tacos” cuz the inner tortilla is cooked to a crisp.  so not only do u get the softness of the outer tortilla, but the crunch of the inner tortilla.  genius.  stuff that with a perfectly battered and deep fried piece of fish, baja style sauce, pico de gallo, cabbage, shredded cheese and guac, and u got, hands down the best. fish. taco. i have ever had in my entire life.

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the elote was just how i like it.  sweet corn, covered in parmesan cheese, with lime, butter, and chili powder.   i make it better (lol) but it was the perfect compliment to my orgasmic fish tacos.

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The Verdict – believe the hype.   i’ve contemplated having this again for dinner tonight but im so fucking lazy.  i might change my mind later… thank god they’re open till 10.

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saw the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds and got a 2 for 1 voucher on Virgin America.  SCORE.

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From the List – #35 salted caramel ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery

The Hype – this isnt the first time i’ve had this.  but it is the first time i brought my camera, and had THE LIST in mind.  after the giants game, we headed over to the mission, illegally parked on the street, and got in the ridiculously long line.  please note that even on a cold, windy, foggy night the line for this place is around the corner.   today was warm, breezy, and not a cloud in the sky — the line was twice as long.

my lil man and my living diary.

my lil man and my living diary.

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The Review – i have to say that i LOVE salted caramel to begin with.  i actually put salt on all the sweet shit i eat.   and this ice cream is to die for.  i usually pair it with roasted banana ice cream cuz the combo is like a party in my mouth.

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The Verdict – worth the wait in line. i promise.

unti next time!  today was a good day.  =)

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3 comments

  1. Jenille · August 10, 2009

    Rach, I LOVE salted caramel! I think I’m about to drive down there NOW! Thanks for the inspiration….

  2. thao · August 10, 2009

    can you share your elote recipe?

    • Raaachem · August 11, 2009

      thao – my elote recipe is as follows:
      ROASTED corn (put the corn on the grill till its slightly charred)
      smother in mayo
      cotija cheese (if u cant find, parmesan will do)
      chili powder to taste
      lime juice

      TADA. the extra stepof roasting the corn, the sub of mayo and cotija cheese just brings the flavor profile thru the roof. enjoy!

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