Four of us met for dinner, the first night of the live Mexican music on Wednesday nights. When we got there at around 7:00, every table was taken and we were able to get the last one. It did clear up a bit later on. We really enjoyed the music. What a nice touch - a young man named Kenneth sang and played guitar. He was so sweet, talkative and friendly, and had a great voice. Just another reason to enjoy and love Angela's Cafe more. Our friends were running late, so we contented ourselves with the excellent chips and salsa. We also enjoyed some nibbles that Angela brought out as we were waiting - a sample of some of the delicious things on the menu - a choriza gordita, fresh queso gordita, and shrimp ceviche, along with tinga, on triangles of fresh-fried tortilas. Another reminder how delicious it all is and that I wish I could everything! For example, I love the tinga, but never have room to order more than the guacamole and one of the entree specials. Last night's were pork with a tomatillo and almond sauce, chile rellenos, and adobo with chicken. Once our friends arrived, we of course started with a molcajete of fresh guacamole. When Joel brought us menus, E asked him about one of his favorite dishes he rarely sees, milanesa de rez (beef), but was told they didn't have it. However, the next thing you know, Joel, Luis' brother, was in the kitchen pounding a steak (milanesa is a thin, pounded breaded cutlet). How nice is that? E could haven't been happier when they brought out his meal - crispy tender beef milanesa with a fresh salad and delicious rajas (roasted poblano peppers with onions and crema). My entree was the pork special - tender slices of boneless pork smothered in a tangy tomatillo sauce with chunks of almonds (almendras) served with tasty Mexican red rice and black beans. The rest of the dishes were a chicken quesadilla (which I didn't try and was polished off) and the pozole blanco, a big bowl of white pozole with pork and hominy, and served with the traditional accompaniments such as ground chili, chopped onions, lime, etc. It was a generous portion and so good, my friend took home what she didn't finish. Another great meal, and we barely finished the two orders of chocolate bread pudding that the four of us shared. Everyone was as friendly and warm as usual - what a nice way to spend a chilly night. Our friends drove in from Brighton, but said it was well worth the drive and, like us, will be back!
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