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Old 08-04-22, 02:40 PM
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Heat index currently 104F
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There's a LOT of Mexican places hereabouts. My favorite place in South City had no tables, because it doubled as a mercado and panaderia. Just a counter with a production line where the first guy took your order and got it started and once the meat and tortillas were put together the next guy put on whatever toppings, and wrapped it, and then passed it to the cashier. Cheap, efficient, and tasty.
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I don't think it's that high here right now. We did have this happen early this morning though
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A lot of people don’t realize that is a Steely Dan song.
I'm not a lot of people.
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We have some good Mexican food in the area, but finding a good, cheap, hole-in-the-wall kind of place isn't easy, not in my area, at least. We had a Mexican place open up around the corner from us, and they went way too hoity-toity. The fact that they bombed, closed down and then re-opened, at slightly more reasonable prices and with more grounded food options, only reinforces that opinion. There are a couple of neighborhoods in the city that seem like really good candidates for what I'm looking for, but I don't find myself in those areas too often.
I enjoy elevated Mexican dishes on occasion, but most often, I'm going after simple tacos with good quality ingredients.
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So are beat up old Trailblazers.
2001 Chevy ventures too. I think the water pump went out today though. Good thing I have a 2003 Pontiac minivan for parts
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I'm not a lot of people.
I've been told multiple times that I'm too much.
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I've been told multiple times that I'm too much.
But have you been told you're too many?
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There's so much good Mexican food in my area, it's kind of nutty. A couple of weeks ago, I tried a taco place that had been there for a couple of years, but I hadn't been to yet. It was fantastic, and I've been back multiple times, including hauling my whole family.
Same here.

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We have some good Mexican food in the area, but finding a good, cheap, hole-in-the-wall kind of place isn't easy, not in my area, at least. We had a Mexican place open up around the corner from us, and they went way too hoity-toity. The fact that they bombed, closed down and then re-opened, at slightly more reasonable prices and with more grounded food options, only reinforces that opinion. There are a couple of neighborhoods in the city that seem like really good candidates for what I'm looking for, but I don't find myself in those areas too often.
You need more Mexicans.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
You need more Mexicans.
If only there were someplace, maybe near one of our borders, that had a lot of them.
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I enjoy elevated Mexican dishes on occasion, but most often, I'm going after simple tacos with good quality ingredients.
Yeah, one in a while. We had a fancy Mexican place in NYC that we liked to go to once every year or two but, other than that, just gimme good and simple. I really don't want a neighborhood joint with a mission statement of providing gastronomical tours of the country, which is what the place around the corner from us originally touted.
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But have you been told you're too many?
Not yet.
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Yeah, one in a while. We had a fancy Mexican place in NYC that we liked to go to once every year or two but, other than that, just gimme good and simple. I really don't want a neighborhood joint with a mission statement of providing gastronomical tours of the country, which is what the place around the corner from us originally touted.
That concept could be done well...or it could be a mess.
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That concept could be done well...or it could be a mess.
It really should be done regionally, that is, a restaurant should specialize in a region. It's like a restaurant trying to do a culinary tour of the US - you end up half-assing everything.
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You need more Mexicans.
There's a not insignificant Hispanic population in the Twin Cities. I think that the issue is more that the neighborhoods are somewhat segregated and it's typically not the mom & pop shops that are venturing outwards from there.
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If only there were someplace, maybe near one of our borders, that had a lot of them.
I'm good with letting them in. I've known many good people who have immigrated from Mexico.

We have an immigrant couple (documented now) that cleans our house and the office who have worked for us for over 10 years. I still can't understand or converse with them very well, and when I talk to them the response is pretty much "Si" to everything I say. I doubt they understand me much as well. Because of that, we usually communicate through their daughter. I've helped their family with several legal issues, mostly small stuff. They always try to pay, but I can't take their money. I doubt they know what my billing rate is or could afford it.

Their daughter got married about a year ago, and shortly after they were at the house working while I was working from home. They were proudly showing me pictures from the wedding, and I asked Santiago if he cried. He just started tearing up and answered, "Si, si." Told him I'll be doing exactly the same thing when mine gets married.

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That concept could be done well...or it could be a mess.
Just looking through their menu - the ingredients, the descriptions - it came off way too pretentious. The wife and I were turned off enough that we didn't even bother walking through their door until they came back down to earth a bit.
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There's a not insignificant Hispanic population in the Twin Cities. I think that the issue is more that the neighborhoods are somewhat segregated and it's typically not the mom & pop shops that are venturing outwards from there.
I've heard that before - that there's a good size population there.

There are some areas in the DFW metroplex that are somewhat segregated on a neighborhood level. Nothing like the old Italian vs. Polish vs. etc. type things in the cities. Here it's more a economic separation. Our town is about 1/3 Hispanic, but our economic differences are not that great. While it's somewhat affluent overall, we don't have the really affluent areas that Fort Worth and Dallas have.
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It really should be done regionally, that is, a restaurant should specialize in a region. It's like a restaurant trying to do a culinary tour of the US - you end up half-assing everything.
Agreed. We have a place in my area that specializes in dishes from the Yucatan area. Their cochinita pibil is fantastic.

For those who enjoy food TV shows and tacos, watch "Taco Chronicles" on Netflix. It'll make you really hungry.

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I don't even like squishy, rubbery textures, so the fatty stuff and cartilage that's commonplace in some cultures is a turnoff for me. No eyeballs, or anything like that, and internal organs still give me pause.
Gumi?
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if you do the ride from Vienna, OH I would like to see the day 1 route. I grew up around there and rode tens of thousands of miles in the vicinity.
Is it pronounced like Vienna, W.V., with a long 'I'?
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Put the chain back on the cervelo. Shifts well, and look clean. Will test it tomorrow am, if all goes well then I’ll wax my other chains.

Have already been asked by others to wax their chains. I may hang up the ole wings and go into the waxing buisness
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Work rant: a patient of mine with a chronic condition went to a specialist. Apparently the patient wants or needs to use FMLA to cover work time lost for this appointment. The high-paid specialist refused to fill out the FMLA form for the patient and said that the primary care doc has to do it. So I am expected to do the dirty work for the specialist and not get paid a dime for all the hassle.

Phooey. No wonder the specialist is driving a Benz and I am driving a Saturn.

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