Friday, July 31, 2009

Rapture. Carnitas.

Some things are universal. Thank heavens. You know how it feels, when you are driving down the freeway, and thinking about the next couple of hours, you realize you are hungry, and then realize your favorite food is waiting for you at the next off-ramp?

Tacos. Carnitas. See that tomatillo salsa? The chopped red onions? The cilantro? Making my mouth water now even as I sit on my sofa with not a speck of pork in sight.

Best part is the side of pickled carrots. Hot. Vinegary.

Check is pretty nice too.

Gracias indeed. Rapture.

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Blogger Kristen said...

Yum. I like how it's served on a paper, and that you paid exact change. I'm about to go over to my local Mexican "fast food" place myself.

July 31, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Oooooh, I'm hungry and you're killing me here. Carnitas are about as abundant in Ohio as maracas (which is to say - not very).

July 31, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Maureen at IslandRoar said...

Looks delicious!
That's one thing not available here, unfortunately.

July 31, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous mary anne said...

Ooooh, yum! Um, not something I'm going to find where I live. (sigh)

July 31, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Black Labs and Lilly said...

Those look amazing!!!

July 31, 2009 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous One Barefoot Bride said...

Love it! That clinches it: burritos for dinner tonight.

July 31, 2009 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger LPC said...

Om nom nom, as they say. Don't you love it that to cook them you submerge pork in lard for 3 hours? Illegal. Doesn't Ohio have its own regional deliciousness? I know for sure that Martha's Vineyard does...

July 31, 2009 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

Yum. Now I'm hungry.

July 31, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those. Look. Amazing. The pictures reminded me that I'm hungry. I think I'm going to go get a Chilean empanada right now.

July 31, 2009 at 5:30 PM  
Anonymous the Preppy Princess said...

Clearly not something that should have been read when starving. Sigh.

Have a terrific weekend!

July 31, 2009 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Kalee said...

Yum! That all looks amazing and how about the pickled carrots, I must try it!

July 31, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Brown Eyed Girl said...

Yummy! Taqueria Vallerta is one of the things I miss most about living in Santa Cruz.

Junior Tacos is okay Carnitas for Ohio... but some things just don't compare to Cali.

August 3, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

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