Food has always been a passion of mine. Please join me as I hit spots around the world in search of great meals.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Quick Note

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Pimping Myself

So I wanted to thank Pauly for getting me a small writing gig for the best site on the web for poker and all things vegas: LasVegasVegas so head on over when you have a chance. I also wanted to thank my main man, Derek for helping me out with the editing. I know that neither Pauly or Derek are looking for this type of air time, but they deserve it. My writing will come along as I keep writing these so please have a bit of patience.

In closing, I hope everyone is doing well and we shall speak soon in Vegas.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Pinky and The Rooster Eat Mexican



As most of you know when Pinky is in town life is grand for me. And as luck would have it, Pinky managed to make it out to the NYC for two whole days...yes! So the two big topics for Pinky on this trip were food and of course food. So it would be a great two days of eating.

It’s Wednesday night and Pinky is in the mood for Mexican food and nothing could make me happier. If you don’t know, Pinky loves Mexican food almost as much as I do. So she wants to eat some place she hasn’t eaten at. I still try to run through the list of the regular spots and none of them appeal to her, and she makes a point to remind me she wants to try something new. We hit citysearch and run through the list. There are so many but I’m starting to realize that I have eaten at most of the Mexican joints in the city. We finally decide on El Maguey y La Tuna which is located at 321 E. Houston St. I’m excited because Pinky hasn’t been here, but I have some time ago and the food was REALLY GOOD (but E. Houston is rather far from the pad). And I do not lie when it comes to Mexican food because that would be a cultural sin. So let me just tell you that the food is DELICIOUS!! If there is one thing that The Rooster knows in life its Mexican food and this is the REAL DEAL.

Of course I went with the Enchiladas Verdes or Geen Enchiladas. I wanted to go with the Carnitas which was the special of the day. But truth be told, if you have visited this site before you know that Pinky tends to order new plates that are a bit more risky and I tend to order a safe plate in case she doesn’t like her plate so we can switch. So Pink was of course the one challenging her palate and she ordered Cactus Burrito.

First, let me state that the service here was great. The waitresses were very helpful and always checking in here and there to make sure our water was full and to make sure we had salsa. If there was one complaint I had it was that the chips were a bit cold. A heat lamp is in order for their chips. The ambiance isn’t much to be honest, it might be a bit dark in the place, but the food well makes up for what the place is missing in décor. If anything, it has a very home feeling (yes, they have plastic that covers the table).

Our food was plated and served quickly. It must have been like five minutes of waiting max. If there was one downer is that they didn’t give me a lot of beans and rice. Also, the chicken inside the enchiladas was a bit dry and lacked flavor. Yet, it did get caught up with the enchilada sauce so that made up for it.

As for Pinky’s plate. They did the most awesome thing that we do back at home, they brought the burrito wet. Which basically means they put a layer of Enchilada sauce on it with melted was awesome. I guess one bad thing is they included black beans in the burrito which is common here in NYC. Next time she will have to ask for pinto beans which they do have.

In closing, I highly recommend everyone visit and if you need any more proof if this place is legit, just look here: Enjoy the good eats and lift una Tequila to El Gallo for helping you find the spot. Check back soon The Rooster and Pinky Search for the best Pizza in NYC.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Claire's Trip

So my good friend Claire went on a little vacation and here are some foodie pictures and just beautiful pictures. So you ask, Joaquin, who is Claire Lim? Funny you should ask here is a picture of us:

Claire did also tell me that food was very inexpensive. For instance, this plate of food from the restaurant called, Lotus in Kuala Lumpur was about .80 cents...geez sign me up for a trip:

Here is a typical fruit stand:

And here is a plate full of deserts:

Roadside Food:

I would love to write and write about "OUR" trip, but the reality is that I wasn't there. Nope, I was here in NYC...booooo! Don't get me wrong, I love NYC but did you see how much that plate of food cost? In any case, enjoy the rest of the pictures and it's nice to dream: