Saturday, August 22, 2009
6 days in NM: day 3 - Reader, this is it
I know it's shocking, but I actually skipped breakfast on Friday, but for a very good reason: a mani/pedi at the Inn at Loretto, which was très swish. Afterwards, I took my poor food-deprived self to my new favorite restaurant on the planet, Los Potrillos.
It's a no-frills local spot - looks like a Dairy Queen or Pizza Hut that's been reconfigured with a horse theme, and with a menu that's light years away from DQ or the Hut. For lunch, I threw caution to the winds and ordered molcajete al pastor: chopped marinated pork grilled with pineapple and onion, and served in a molcajete (typically used to make guacamole) with tortillas, pineapple salsa, roasted hatch chile, and grilled green onions. The best word to describe this glorious concoction is tasty. I couldn't eat it fast enough, and I can't stop thinking about it.
I had horchata alongside and greedily ordered a second glass, which nearly did me in. FYI, too much horchata can be risky.
But did I stop there? Hmm? Of course not. I absolutely was compelled to try the tres leches cake, which, as you can see, was a hit.
I have to say, despite the extraordinary amount of food that I put away, I felt great afterwards.