Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Culinary Adventure

A few months ago I accompanied my then-pregnant friend Jennifer on a culinary adventure. I love Jennifer for many reasons, only one of which is that her immediate response when I told her the location of my new house was: “Oh my gosh – the Shipley’s Do-Nuts right there has a drive-through!” I had been begging Jennifer for months to show me the farmers market on Airline, and Jennifer being Jennifer, she had to glitter it up.

Because everyone knows it’s best to start with dessert – and because we don’t argue with pregnant ladies – our first stop was El Bolillo, a Mexican bakery directly next door to the market. The sugary treats here are as they should be—sugary—but the real star is the tres leches. Tres leches is a traditional Mexican sponge cake soaked in three different kinds of milk. El Bolillo takes it one step further, adding diced fruit. The pineapple tres leches is dynamite, and FYI, ready for purchase by the slice or by the cake.

After dessert, we moved to the farmers market, where we filled our carts and hearts with produce of every variety. While you won’t find anything organic, per se, you will find quite a bargain. Prices are half those at the grocery, and we love supporting local vendors.

We ended our adventure on the patio at Teotihuacan. More Mexican than Tex-Mex, this place has great food and greater prices. For starters, the green sauce that comes chip-side is liquid heaven. The tacos and flautas are served to perfection by staffers that seem genuinely happy to have you. Do not miss the margaritas either. I am a beer drinker by trade, but the margs here are limey fresh and pack a punch.

El Bolillo - 2517 Airline Drive
Farmers Market - 2520 Airline Drive
Teotihuacan - 1511 Airline Drive


Leigh Anne Rayburn said...

I think you're going to put on about 40 pounds for me to take you seriously here.

Just kidding; this is FUN!

Leigh Anne Rayburn said...

Urm, what I meant to say was you're going to NEED to put on 40 pounds.

I love making word mistakes. Feels so cool.