Friday, August 15, 2008

Fish Tacos @ a mall in LA

I'm in LA for work , but am staying on New York time since I'm here for only a few days. Needless to say, when I got done with the LA work day I had only a few hours to grab a bite to eat before I was ready to pass out. Seeing as I don't have a car, I was left to more basic modes of transportation and went to the Howard Hugh's Center/Promenade across the highway from my hotel.

Now I know this is not a fair sampling of Cali cuisine and culture, but the only decent crowd of people to eat with was at On the Border b/c it was empty. As I bellied up to the bar I overheard a gregarious waiter say the special tonight was fried fish tacos for $2.50. Then the bartender said I could double the size of my beer for a mere $2. Done and done. The fish taco was crisply fried and and tender and topped with an innocuously spicy mayo. A little shredded radicchio and some pico de gallo filled out the rest of the bland flour tortilla. This is exactly the right kind and the right amount of food to help you finish a 24 oz goblet of beer. Nothing spectacular, but very utilitarian.

I'm glad I get to stop off on my way home and visit my friend in Chicago. Anyone have any requests? What's your favorite food in Chicago?

3 comments:

gia said...

TWISTED SPOKE PLEASE

Todd said...

Smut and Eggs it is...

Anything specific?

Falcon Steele said...

i want to see pictures of you buried in a deep dish pie.