Hey Waze, maybe merging into heavy traffic and then expecting me to make an immediate left across several lanes isn’t very realistic? Is there a way to turn off superhero mode?
We ate at Grassburger this weekend. It’s a hoity toity burger place in northeast Albuquerque. The burger was good enough…we’d probably go back. They have some kinda homemade special sauce that they put on them. They have regular or sweet potato fries. Their soda fountain has some brand I’d never heard of, which was interesting. The cola was good.
We went to Karibu Cafe this weekend. East African food. Vanessa and I liked it. The kids…not so much. (What else would you expect?) Anyway, we had tasty jerk chicken, a kind of clove flavored hummus, several kinds of stews, lentils, samosas, etc. I’d probably go back.
I went to Nationwide Candy here in Albuquerque a little while back hoping to find a big ole box o’ chocolate covered coffee beans. It’s a warehouse-style candy store. Didn’t find any but they had choco rocks, candy legos, huge bags of Toxic Waste (whatever that is). In general, you need to call ahead to see if they have something.
I did later find the most cost effective chocolate coffee beans at Trader Joe’s.
Living in the desert
Free magnetic dirt like you find in the Wooly Willy toy. (Look for black dirt in dry gullies.)
Cleaning up 7 bags worth of tumbleweeds in your front yard
We went to Urban Hotdog Company for lunch. I got a Chicago style hotdog, which can be pretty hard to find in Albuquerque these days. You can get chile cheese fries New Mexico style or traditional, Vietnamese hotdogs, etc. It was pretty good. I’d go back.
Had some interesting food today.
Mishkaki skewers, veggie samosas, curry corn, and short ribs at Safari Grill. African-style food…quite tasty. Some of it reminded me of Indian food too. I’d recommend the place. It’s near Panera on the west side.
After that, we went to the Golden Crown Panaderia for “the world’s best coffee milkshake“. It was very good…I guess it better be good at over $6. Vanessa said she saw them make the espresso for it on the spot. It reminded me of the Cold Stone coffee milkshake, which is also pretty good.
The Bad and the Ugly
Steak Sriracha Quesarito…only Taco Bell could come up with such evil. Imagine a Czechoslovakian lumberjack whose only experience with Mexican food was that he once ate a potato chip. Then this guy was put in charge of Taco Bell food development. This food item would be the result. Tasted like fish with sour cream.
We just went for a walk in the dark around our neighborhood in western Albuquerque. There were black widow spider webs every 10 feet or so around the yard walls. They really come out at night. We shined lights on them and I was stomping on them. Must have killed at least 10.
Ate at Sara’s Pastries and Deli near work on Jefferson at lunch. They have some regular deli sammiches, but also a few Peruvian items. I had an empanada and a red tamale. I don’t usually like the taste of tamales for some reason, but I liked this one. Tasty stuff. Too bad I didn’t have time to try one of their tasty-looking desserts.