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Yes! It’s been FOREVER! Almost a year and I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart…but I am BACK, YES I AM!

If anyone knows me, they know that I am very finicky, well my stomach is very finicky, with certain foods.  My throat could start itching, my lip could blow up, my tongue could swell.  Let’s just say that I have a slight food allergy.  Not Hitch-like, but it’s pretty noticeable, ESPECIALLY with spicy stuff.

Any-who, this brings me to the subject at hand: guacamole particularly guacamole.  I’ve never been into the fruit, yes, it’s a fruit, because it turns my stomach upside-down.  Don’t gasp when I say this, but avocado toast makes me want to barf.  I know it’s the rave now with foodies, but I’m not on board at all.  Now, I can eat it in the form of guacamole. I believe I’m able to tolerate it and actually munch on it because there are other ingredients incorporated into it.  Tomatoes, salt, pepper, cilantro, lemon, lime, they tend to cut the raw form of it.  Put that on a fresh tortilla chip and I can go to town.

Now comes the good part.  I’m all for meeting up for a bite to eat.  Friends, family and food go so well together.  On this day, my girl and I tried out this restaurant in Plano, TX called Mi Día From Scratch.  Their food is described as a fusion of flavors from the past and present, Santa Fe and Tex Mex.  I’m all about trying new things, especially when it comes to F-O-O-D.  Being that I had never been to this restaurant, I decided to keep it simple, order things that I’m familiar with and that I would think can’t be messed up.  I started with an alcoholic beverage and the Margarita of the Month was a Mexican Mule.

IMG_1834I’m always down for a Mule.  They’re so refreshing and crisp.  I looked up what’s in a Mexican Mule and it’s pretty simple: tequila, lime & ginger beer.  Very tasty.  To start off, and this is pretty much the “WOW” of this experience, and honestly I didn’t have to eat anything after this, the Tableside Guacamole. Oh. My. GAH.  This amazingness starts tableside. From what I remember, it was the generic recipe for guac: fresh avocado, cilantro, tomatoes and lime.  That’s all mixed up, kept kinda chunky, which I like and then comes *drumroll* BACON.  Lots and lots of BACON!  It was so much, I honestly could not believe it.  It just kept getting piled on.  I did not complain at all.  Once finished and placed between my friend and I, I believe we stared at it in amazement for about five minutes. No lie.

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That first bite.  Nothing like it, something I’d never had and could not get enough of.    The smoky, savory flavor of the thick pieces of chewy bacon went so well with the smooth, yet chunky texture and mild, creaminess of the guacamole.  We were shocked that we kept picking up chip after chip.  It was a true addiction.  I made sure to drink lots of water while indulging in this deliciousness, because at the end go the day, it was still avocado and I did not want to be scratching my throat at the table, making that embarrassing noise, like I do in the privacy of my own home.  Don’t act like y’all don’t know that noise.  We finally stopped eating the guac, we still had entrees to eat, tacos, nothing fancy, and honestly, I wasn’t that impressed.  Grilled steak street tacos.  Lacked seasoning, pretty bland. Blah. Blah. Blah.  We wanted to take the guac home so bad, but you know how that is.  It would’ve been brown in color by the time we got home.  Not very pleasing to the eye.  So, we kept our gluttony levels low.

I’m sure you guys get what I’m saying.  WHEN you go to Mi Día From Scratch, sit at the bar, order the tableside guacamole, make friends with the bartender and try out all those interesting drink concoctions on the menu and I’m sure you’ll have a great time!

I’m starting this new thing with my food posts.  I’m all about finding a new place to feed my face, and when I say new, I mean a place that I’ve never been to personally.  FOODIE FIND.  Sounds good to me!

So it’s a Saturday night.  My mom and I had a long day of running errands, we’re hungry for something, but not sure of what really.  Something quick and easy, for sure, no long waits, nothing fancy, just good food, ready to be devoured.  Mexican food, nothing hard at all…tortillas, meat, cheese, salsa, tortilla chips, sounds good right?! RIGHT!  Rusty Taco.  We pass it on our way home all the time, it’s always packed, so I mean, something MUST be good about it.

When you walk in, you can tell right away, it’s a very casual eatery.  The kitchen is open, you can see your food being prepared, the chairs and tables are steel-like picnic tables…the building kind of reminds me of an old garage.  When it comes to ordering, it’s simple as pie.  One big menu on the wall, includes all tacos even breakfast, sides (chips and salsa) and beverages.  Nothing fancy, straight to the point, order as much or as little as you want, have a seat and wait for your name to be called to pick up your order.

 

While waiting, the manager, I didn’t get his name, but he seemed like the one running the place.  He was so nice, greeted everyone, walked around to make sure everyone was doing ok and he brought us our house made, frozen margaritas.  Not knowing how big they were, we definitely could have shared; by the time we left, between my mom’s drink and my drink, we drank the equivalent of one.  As far as the alcohol level, the buzz, we felt relaxed, but I mean, I’ve had way stronger i.e. Mi Cocina, Gloria’s, Aw Shuck’s.  The chips and salsa. The chips, they were served hot and crunchy, but I’ve had a lot better.  I did like the salsa.

After about 5-7 minutes, our names were called and I was so excited. Like really.

(from r-l) #2, #10, #5 & #7

Seeing as though I’m on Weight Watchers, I tried to be smart when ordering my tacos.  I didn’t want to order anything really creamy, fried or covered in some sort of fattening sauce.  So, I ordered the #2 Roasted Pork Taco and the #7 Fish Taco, both on a corn tortilla.  My mom had the #5 Brisket Taco and the #10 Fried Chicken Taco, both on flour tortillas and it took everything in me to not ask my mom for a bite of that #10.  My tacos were good.  The queso fresco really hit the spot.  Gave the #2 a fresh kick.  I did order two of the more healthier options, which they still had a lot of flavor, but next time I go, I think I’ll splurge and treat myself to maybe, the #8, Baja Shrimp Taco. I love fried shrimp.  That’s the Creole in me LoL.  I’ll tell you what…that little styrofoam container, sitting oh so pretty on the tray, was a star player in my eyes.  It’s the Jalapeño Ranch Dressing.  It as supposed to go on the #10, but my mom asked for it on the side.  BIG mistake.  I guess she thought the spice from the jalapeño would be something she couldn’t handle.  That dressing was good on EVERYTHING.  I even started dipping my tortilla chips in it.  YES, it was that serious.

Well, enough of the small talk, I think I’ve made myself clear.  Rusty Taco was pretty good, I will be visiting again.  Of course I’ll be changing up my order just a bit.  Simple, clean, lots of flavor, in and out, casual, friendly and delicious.  That’s about how I would sum up Rusty Taco.

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