It's a friend's birthday on Wednesday and a girlfriend and I are taking her down to Little Village for a bit of a walking culinary adventure. We know we want to go to La Casa de Masa inside La Guadalupana to pick up some authentic Mexican vanilla and other Mexican cooking must-haves, and we might skip down the street to gnosh on a taco or tamale from El Milagro and then we're toying with the idea of going into the brightly lit cafe inside the supermercado across from La Guadalupana (I think it's called El Rinconcito but I'll have to see it to remember) for their wonderful and not too greasy Gorditas a la Guanajuato . . . but after that I am sort of stumped.
If the girls are getting weary and want to sit down in more of a restaurant setting for say, a margarita or an actual plate of food with a waitress that comes by and takes our order, I'm really not sure where to go. I'd like it to be walking distance from the Bienvenidos arch . . . but since I don't know how our bellies will be I have to remain a tad vague. (And I'm open to other suggestions such as "Skip El Milagro and get your tamales from the guy at the cart on such and such corner.)
One last thing, anyone have a favorite place for dessert in this area? (It is her birthday . . . I suppose we could walk down to Dulcelandia and pig out on Mexican candy but I don't suppose she'll want to be eating her birthday dessert standing up.)
Muchas gracias in advance . . .