Well, the eating train rolls on! After Blue Ribbon, Shwarma King, & Pho Pasteur,
We've gone to Hong Kong eatery and T.Lupita. HK Eatery: went there for roast pork. The whole was pretty good -- had dumplings and scallion pancake to begin with. Dumplings had too thick, doughy casing. Pancakes were fine, nothing special. Roast pork app. and stir fried mixed vegetables for my entree. Mom had spicy curried noodles, her staple. Both were pretty good -- but nothing I feel obliged to repeat. The waiters were gruff and forgot things pretty regularly. But I'm glad I crossed that pork off my list!
Now Tacos Lupita on the other hand ... how divine! I had the chicken huarache, mom had roast pork burrito. Mine was round corn tortilla on a plate, with chicken, beans, cheese, lettuce and sour cream layered on top. Side of gorgeously smoky-spicy tomato sauce. Edible with knife and fork. The chicken was great -- dark meat, prob. chicken thigh, roasted in the way that chains just can't do it, so each bite isn't bland like chicken breast and has a little tooth -- not chewy exactly, but not "soft".
Mom's was delish. Flour burrito not too thick or gummy, and nice balance of cheese and sour cream -- not too much of anything in there. Same salsa on side. And what a bargain.
Finished lunch with small Gina's Mocha Explosion from Christina's. Tasted the ginger molasses ice cream, too. Both were great. Only people in the store on the coldest day of the year!
Now what? Mom leaves tomorrow morning. We're from Boston, so we don't need to go for seafood, or Regina's, but we have so enjoyed finding interesting eats -- I've been looking on the board and feel like I've hit most of the spots I've been dying to try, and most cuisines; we don't need or want fancy. Ideas? I've looked on top ten lists and all those. Would appreciate input, and promise a report!