Until visiting Hacienda La Joya, we’d been to taco places that had great carnitas tacos, and others that had great carne asada tacos, and still others that specialized in some other kind of tacos. But those specialty items were more often than not, one hit wonders. Typically, anything else on the menu paled in comparison to that one great item that made our mouths water and our bellies happy.
You Might as Well Face It, We’re Addicted to Tacos and… Chili Cheese Fritos?
You wouldn’t expect to find taco Tuesday bargains in the ritzy Fashion Island area of Newport Beach, nor would you expect to find a dozen extras to an ’80s music video, even if the latter wasn’t intentional. But you can find both if you know where to look. And the place to look is Red O. To be fair Red O doesn’t exactly offer the usual taco Tuesday cheap tacos, but at $3 a taco on a menu where most entrees hover in the $30-$40 range, it’s a steal for those looking for high end dining on a low end budget. Even better, their tacos are part of the regular Red O happy hour, so you can enjoy Continue reading Red O – First Review: For Chicken Tacos that are Simply Irresistible→
Tacos are tacos, right? Just a tortilla loosely folded in half and filled with some meat and a few toppings. I mean anyone can make ’em, can’t they?
Just like a canvas is a canvas… at least until someone applies a few brush strokes. Anyone can do that as well. But how many of those brush stroked canvases make their way into art galleries? Only the ones painted by truly gifted artists.
So, when a taco is created by a culinary artist, shouldn’t it be considered something more than a brush stroked canvas or a folded and stuffed tortilla?