Saturday, December 19, 2015
Sometimes, You Get Distracted, And You Need Tacos And Pizza And Ice Cream To Shake You Out
It's been a nice fall, but life kept me away even from the fun stuff like HowChow. It's like Lil' Chow ignoring the Bon Chon fried chicken because he was mesmerized by the television. Football that he clearly can't understand.
But then people plied me with enough great food that I needed to come back. Expect short posts. I'm still working a hobby blog into the new reality.
First up -- R&R Taqueria is moving, expanding and then being replaced by a burger joint in the Shell station. Junior Barnes left a comment with the announcement last week. The new R&R will be next door to its current gas station location. The R&R Taqueria Web site says the new location -- with 126 seats and a party room -- will open in late December or early January "where the Jessup Lhasa is."
I'm actually not 100% sure what that means. The Shell station sits next to a strip shopping center. Down the road is new construction, but I don't think it has commercial spots.
Can anyone describe where the new restaurant will go?
(Update: Through the magic of tweets, Rodrigo told me that the new restaurant will replace the Jessup Deli. That's a big space. I'm psyched.)
I personally will be psyched. I love the R&R food. Touting the tacos highlighted by reader Alberto Flores has been one of my favorite parts of this blog. But I ate those tacos sitting at one of the few stools or balancing a delicious tray in my car. That's not an option when I'm looking for weekend lunch with Lil' Chow so I'll look forward to introducing him to more good stuff -- with a high chair and no televisions to distract him.
Thanks to everyone who has left comments or sent me emails. I appreciate. I love the blog. I love that people enjoy it. I have been spotting ideas all fall, just never could make the time to sit at the keyboard. I'm just starting to work through the tips and emails, and I will reply.
Check out the R&R Taqueria Web site for the announcement. Chef Rodrigo Albarran-Torres says he'll turn the current taqueria into a new restaurant with burgers, wings, fries, milkshakes and other items. He is also working on a cookbook!