Friday, December 28, 2012

Not Rocking Horse RANCH


Rocking Horse Cafe
162 Eighth Avenue

For months I've been looking for a reason to eat at Rocking Horse Cafe.  In middle school my class went on a weekend trip to Rocking Horse Ranch.  A reunion with one of my elementary/middle school best friends, Hilary, who experienced Rocking Horse Ranch with me back in the day seemed to be the perfect excuse for such a dining adventure.

On a cold Thursday night, I ventured to Rocking Horse Cafe excited about the idea of chips, salsa, and a delicious margarita.  I was met by all three!  The "chips" were corn tortilla halves a.k.a. HUGE and the salsa was perfectly piquant and had a much thicker and smooth consistency compared to a Tostitos type salsa.  I opted for the Blood Orange margarita which was more tasty than Blood Orange flavored, but I loved it.  As for the grub, Hilary and I decided to split everything and ordered the Tacos de Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) that came on three mini tortillas with a cabbage slaw (not anything like cole slaw).  Much spicier than we expected so definitely not for the faint of heart.  The Budín Azteca - more or less a deconstructed/open-face chicken and cheese quesadilla with a wonderful salsa verde - was outstanding.  This dish reminded me of Mexican comfort food.  The last addition to our meal was the Yuca and Goat Cheese cake (technically a side dish and NOT 100% gluten-free -- in fact, according to our waiter there is 3/4 teaspoon of flour in the dish).  Having only a gluten sensitivity (and not Celiac Disease) we decided to try it and I was extremely please with our choice.

Overall, the food we tried was delectable and the drinks were thirst quenching.  I'll be back for a meal, a quick bite, a drink, and definitely the chips and salsa.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Boozey Brunch

140 7th Ave South

What is better than a boozey brunch on a cold rainy Sunday?  Not much.  Today I went to Agave in the West Village for a delicious brunch with my old high school friends.  We all made the trek (immediately the furthest distance was the UWS, but more abstractly it was London) for a wonderful experience at Agave.  I have had this place on my list of restaurants to try for a long time and I was not disappointed.  For $24.95 you get bottomless mimosas/wine/sangria/margaritas and a delectable brunch entree.  I opted for the Southwestern Eggs Benedict (no English muffin).  Poached eggs, tomato, avocado, chipotle hollandaise sauce.  YUM!  The eggs definitely needed salt (and an extra kick with some Cholula), but I left agave feeling satisfied.  And the margaritas are delicious and strong.  Nothing wrong with that.

I'll be back to test out the dinner.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Bloch-head goes to Blockheads

Blockhead's Burritos
Worldwide Plaza
 50th Bet. 8th & 9th

(and many more locations...)

I always associated Blockhead's Burritos with Harry's Burritos (which I do NOT like), but finally I decided it was time for me to give Blockhead's a try.  On a chilly Wednesday night, despite the crowds waiting in midtown for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, I headed to Blockhead's for dinner with a friend.  The margarita menu was extensive, the chips were perfectly crisp, and my beef picadillo tacos were mmm mmm good!  

Definitely a good place to know about and I'm sure I'll be returning.  Plus, they have lots of veggie/dairy free options for others with allergies or sensitivities. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Art of Eating a Taco

Thank you to Emily (and TimeOut Chicago) for this wonderful tutorial:

I need to fill my life with tacos once again.

Stay tuned for NEW updates!!!!