Archive for March 16, 2008
Wednesday night we had dinner at Blue Corn Cafe in Durham. It’s an eclectic Latin-American place. By eclectic, I mean that they’re currently not serving tap water due to the drought ($1 for a bottle, and they promise to recycle) and they’re not really into air conditioning. I would absolutely recommend visiting if you’re in the area. Jason made his own combo – a crispy chicken flauta and a yummy, cheesy shredded beef burrito. The black beans were good, though a little odd. They were a tiny bit sweet and with an almost-but-not-quite hint of bbq sauce. This time (I’ve been at least once before) I ordered the chicken tinga. The chicken had a good flavor to it – not too strong but just right. I always love saffron rice and refried beans. Yumm.
On Saturday night, we went to Carmen’s Cuban Cafe in Morrisville with a couple of friends. We shared the Havana Sampler to start – an excellent decision. The sampler includes papa rellena, croquetas, empanada, and mariquitas with a green salsa. I’d definitely consider getting that as a meal for myself sometime; everything was very tasty. For my entree, I had the Arroz con Pollo, rice cooked with chicken and Cuban spices served with plantains and black beans. Everything had a good, smooth flavor. Even picky eaters should like Cuban – the flavors are neither overwhelming nor particularly spicy. It’s good comfort food. I think I’ll snag another coupon for the restaurant from Restaurant.com soon so we can return at a discount.