Saturday, January 5, 2008
Fast food update
The tacos? They are bueno. At Taco Bueno. Some of you may know of my decades long love affair with Taco Bell and how it ended most tragically last year. Well, Amy has been telling me for months now that the place to go for good fast food Mexican food is Taco Bueno. And much to her delight they are building the first one in our city not far from where we live. She has literally been calling them regularly to get updates on the grand opening. I have to say I was skeptical. Could anything equal my initial fondness for the Bell? I do love Taco Villa, but they don't have those here. Whenever I go home to visit my parents I always make at least one stop there to have a bean burrito. So good. Except that over Christmas right after eating my Taco Villa I got a pretty crazy stomach bug. So, a few days later when the taco urge hit me I decided to try the Taco Bueno in my hometown. And, I'm pleased to say that it didn't disappoint. It was good and cheap which are two qualities I look for in all of my friends. If you are a lover of the Bell I will warn you that Taco Bueno has a different taste. It's pretty much the taste of salt. I noticed it immediately in both my burrito and my taco. And you know what? I love salt! I use it at almost every meal. If I was a cow, you would always be able to find me at the salt lick. The one thing I love more than salt is chocolate. Can you imagine if there was a chocolate lick somewhere? I would totally be there. I would look like one of those little suction cup stuffed Garfield animals stuck to the chocolate lick. You couldn't pry me off with a stick. It would be great. But, until then, whenever the Mexican fast food bug hits me, I think you will find me at Taco Bueno. And that's just bueno.