Sunday, November 05, 2006

When Texas is Better than Tennessee...

I was spoiled while living in Texas and never even realized it until I moved to Tennessee. Do you even know how hard it is to get some good Mexican food in this state? Nearly impossible! After living in Waco for four years, I grew accustomed to being able to get a decent meal pretty much any time of the day or night. Not so here.

I believe I have eaten at about four different Mexican restaurants in Knoxville and at best they have been mediocre. Two of the restaurants are always packed, which led me to believe that they would be good. Not the case. Actually, they were pretty bad. I have no idea why they are so busy. One was new so I decided to try it out, but it was just as bad as the other two. The fourth one was somewhat decent, but did not come close to Lupita's, Cancun, Ninfa's, or anywhere else I ate at in Waco.

At two of the restaurants I've tried here, they have had a "vegetarian" section on the menu. I thought "Great! This is just what I need!" Well, except that by "vegetarian" they mean that they take a burrito, quesadilla, enchilada, or whatever and fill it with the frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrot veggie mix and then pour this strange cheese mixture over the concoction. The end result is pretty horrible, as you could imagine. I had the "vegetarian" burrito at one place and could only stomach half. I tried the "vegetarian" quesadilla and another restaurant, thinking that it would be full of cheese, beans, stuff like that. Nope, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Who makes a quesadilla with frozen vegetables??

I miss me some good Mexican food. :(

5 comments:

Chris said...

Well I was born and raised in Texas, so when I get to Tenn, maybe I can treat yall to some Mexican food. Although I've never made any kind of vegetarian Mexican type food. I'm sure it can't be too tough though. Just replace meat with beans and stuff. In my experience all you need is a grill, some meat and veggies, and a tortilla and you got Mexican food, he he.

Golda said...

You can definitely cook us food whenever you want to, Chris! And we have a grill - you can use it whenever you want!

seth said...

hmmm, ya know what I could really go for? some breakfast tacos from curras or maybe some fish tacos from el chilite...or maybe some quesadillas from gueros.

so many choices...

oh, nice blog ; )

jenny said...

Hey its been a long time hope every thing is going great with you.

ggranny36 said...

I wrote about the Mexican food but it did not take. I'll try again. Anyone should know to make bean and cheese burritos and that they are vegetarian. We had scambled egg and potatoes in ones in Mexico almost every morning. When we were on our missions trip.Love you.