A fine experience

The lady and I went to Taqueria Nueve last night. It was excellent. We had maybe a bit more food than necessary, but the variety was fantastic. We opened it up with the ceviche and a salad with buffalo, avacado, stuff, and not too much lettuce. Both were fantastic, especially the ceviche. The they brought us out some tacos. I had the pork and chicken tacos, while the lady had a fish taco, both again were fantastic. Finally, we had enchiladas verdes con pollo. Also very good, but if we eliminated one thing it would’ve been that. In addition to the fine food, I had an absolutely magnificent beer. Hale’s Extra Special Bitter on nitro. It was like butter. Drinking air, with a light hoppiness. I’m not going to analyze it, but get over to Taqueria Nueve and order one. When mine was delivered, I took my first sip, and exclaimed a ‘holy crap!’ startling the lady at the table next to us. I followed with a ‘that’s amazing’ and a smile, but she didn’t seem too amused. There’s no accounting for taste, I suppose.

Today, I’m going to go for a second run on brewing my ipa. Gonna make a few changes. I’ve changed the bittering hops from cascade to crystal for a little extra bitterness (aroma and flavor are the same). Also, I’m not going to skimp on the sugar in the bottling process (last time it came out a bit flat cuz I ran out of corn sugar and didn’t have the full amount). Then I’m also brewing with assistant Dan Dalessio instead of the Ojingo fella…just because the latter is out of town today. cheers.

  • P Stew

    Dug the margaritas at Taqueria Nueve, but I’ve got to say, my lady and I didn’t enjoy our meal too much. I got this Pescado Ricardo (translation: “Fish Rick”) or something like that. It was steamed in parchment paper and was generally bland. Lara got enchiladas with a green sauce and they, too, were fairly bland. The only food item we had that pleased was the guacamole.

    Not gonna write this place off, as so many have raved about it, but I think I’ll need to order a little more inside the box next time. Tacos. And I think I’ll be going on my own, as I doubt I’ll be able to convince the lady to come back.

  • P Stew

    Dug the margaritas at Taqueria Nueve, but I’ve got to say, my lady and I didn’t enjoy our meal too much. I got this Pescado Ricardo (translation: “Fish Rick”) or something like that. It was steamed in parchment paper and was generally bland. Lara got enchiladas with a green sauce and they, too, were fairly bland. The only food item we had that pleased was the guacamole.

    Not gonna write this place off, as so many have raved about it, but I think I’ll need to order a little more inside the box next time. Tacos. And I think I’ll be going on my own, as I doubt I’ll be able to convince the lady to come back.

  • P Stew

    Dug the margaritas at Taqueria Nueve, but I’ve got to say, my lady and I didn’t enjoy our meal too much. I got this Pescado Ricardo (translation: “Fish Rick”) or something like that. It was steamed in parchment paper and was generally bland. Lara got enchiladas with a green sauce and they, too, were fairly bland. The only food item we had that pleased was the guacamole.

    Not gonna write this place off, as so many have raved about it, but I think I’ll need to order a little more inside the box next time. Tacos. And I think I’ll be going on my own, as I doubt I’ll be able to convince the lady to come back.

  • P Stew

    aw, sh*t. i screwed up.

  • http://www.beerdrinker.org beerick

    very nice P Stew. Yeah, the enchiladas verdes were not in nearly the same class as the other stuff. And my first time there I was somewhat disappointed too…don’t remember what I got, but it was like one piece of meat in a bowl. Not too exciting. If nothing else you should go back and have one of the Hale’s. Holy cow.

  • http://abrichar.livejournal.com abrichar

    I love when your outside voice gets the best of you, Rick! I’d have been amused if I’d been at the next table. So there, unamused cranky lady.