Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Avila's on Maple

We were all very excited to reunite over steamy bowls of queso and frosty margaritas today!!!

We headed to Avila's on Maple Avenue to do some investigative reporting. Someone heard a rumor that they added LIQUOR to their menu. After all, what would Quesorita be with out tequila? Answer: just queso.

Speaking of queso...we ordered the straight up queso and although it arrived hot, with a sprinkle of paprika on top, it wasn't very flavorful. There were no chunks of peppers or onions and it looked like the "cheese food" we have all grown to dread. The texture was okay, not gloopy like most "cheese food" products, but not good. We even ordered the "layered" queso with beef, guacamole and sour cream (a poor imitation of the Bob Armstrong) but there is only so much one can do when your base is "cheese food".
The drinks, on the other hand, were delicious! The Partido Margarita with agave nectar and fresh lime juice was the favorite at the table. A Paloma was also accidentally ordered and intentionally consumed. Grapefruit juice, silver tequila, lime and soda = refreshing goodness.
What stole the show, however, were the absolutely divine brisket tacos. They come with a choice of three different kinds of tortillas, pinto beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and a lime wedge. 
Beware!!! The salsa is HOT!!! We cooled it down with some chive-infused sour cream...DELICIOUS!
We will definitely go back to Avila's for the drinks and brisket tacos but will pass on the queso!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

QR Update

After a summer hiatus for swimsuit season, we will be returning in a few short weeks.  Get ready!