after dinner sneeze

a lot of g says, t says

the new Lolita

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t says:  g and I hit up Lolita for lunch on a lazy Saturday a little while ago.  I had to admit that I was a bit reluctant at first, as they were no longer BYO; I was afraid that Lolita had lost the one distinguishing feature that set it apart from the rest of the restaurants in the Marcey-Valerie empire.  While most people tended to bring tequilla to Lolita for margaritas, I routinely brought wine, as there were several dishes on the dinner menu that were serious enough to demand a serious drink.  Nevertheless, for lunch, wine was not a necessity for me, so we walked on over to 13th street and got down to business …

September 2014, Saturday Lunch, Party of 2.  God the menu looked good.  It was insane.  g and I wanted one of everything.  Maybe we were starving?  In the end, we settled on the basics:

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pineapple guacomole with plantain and yucca chips: it really hit the spot perfectly: a finger-food that you could just keep on dipping while conversation rambled.

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pork cheek and more on a taco; g did the chilaquiles,in the background.  At the risk of oversimplifying everything, all I can say is that everything was “right”.  The tacos were well-balanced with just the right proportion of meat and non-meat.  The chilaquiles reminded g of the ones she had in San Fran, but done up a little more classily with short rib.  Everything met expectations, which I think is an incredible compliment given how jazzed we were about the menu after reading it.

g and I will be back to Lolita – and we’ll bring along a and v, too!  But of course … we’ll have to go for lunch, as I think for dinner, we’d miss bringing our own wine and/or tequilla …

 

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Written by afterdinnersneeze

24 September 2014 at 4:26pm

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