The Thrill is Gone

I used to love M.ad Mex. It was my favorite Mexican restaurant in the 'burgh and I would take people there when they came to town. Now... not so much. This is the second time I had some food I wasn't really down for. Recipes they obviously had not perfected yet but put on the menu anyway.

The first was their mole. I know I'm not a chocolate fan but something about the sauce just tasted off. Something was not quite right about it. Last night I had the lamb burrito. First, the waiter seemed to have no idea what I was talking about even though it was on the chalkboard when you walk in. Always know the specials, kid. Always. It's supposed to be "locally raised Elysian Farms Lamb Barbacoa with mint-pineapple salsa." I was wary of the salsa but it was pretty good. I love lamb but that was the part I wasn't so fond of. Some of it was tough and tasted like pork. The burrito had pinto beans in it. That wouldn't have been so bad if the beans were evenly cooked. Some of them were hard, some were soft. Not cute. It came with a blue potato hash which was exquisite. Better than the main dish. I'm so tired of filling out comment cards but these people need to know. Sigh.

I still LOVE the guac and their fire roasted tomato-chipotle salsa is FANTASTICALLY fresh. Love indeed. But the 'ritas... Every Mexican restaurant worth its salt has fab margaritas. Theirs? Not so much. They don't pack a punch like they should. It's mostly just juice. You can never taste the tequila. This, my friends, is a problem.


aoc gold said...

The Arrow And The Song


I shot an arrow in the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where; ;

For so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.


I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?


Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow still unbroke;

And the song, from beginning to end, ,

I found again in the heart of a friend. 。

-----by aoc power leveling