Monday, July 31, 2006

First Time Visit to Fresco's

I read a review in the Star-Telegram a few weeks ago about Fresco's in Watauga. It is a Mexican restaurant. We are always looking for good flavorful Mexican food. We decided to try it last night.

We arrived at 7:15 and told there would be a 15 minute wait for the six of us. By the looks of the waiting area, I knew that was not going to happen. Finally, 45 minutes later we were seated. I was so hungry and immediately dove into the chips and hot sauce. I doctored the hot sauce as I usually do with a dash of sugar. It was great. Very fresh and smoky tasting. The chips were fresh and crisp.

I ordered the "Chicken Tampiquena." The chicken had been marinated and had a very smoky flavor. It was topped with sauteed tomatoes, poblano pepper, onions and cheese. The guacamole was excellent. The rice and beans were average. It also came with a cheese and onion enchilada with red sauce that was very good.

As we so often do, I gave out samples to everyone else. They also liked it. The girls and Pops ordered combination plates that included tacos, enchiladas and flautas. They were all pretty average.

I really enjoyed my food and I would go back. The rest of the family thought it was just mediocre.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Saturday Night at Hibiscus

Since we were going to be alone for dinner (for the first time in a while), we decided to make it a special night and go to Pops new favorite restaurant Hibiscus

Diego was our waiter. He was funny and not stuffy and waiters at these restaurants sometimes are. We started out with an appetizer of "Baked Dungeness Crab Dip with Wood Oven Fried Crackers. This was my favorite part of the meal. The dip was full of crabmeat. You can eat the homemade crackers by themselves. They are so good. For anyone who has been to New York, it reminds me of the flatbread served there.

Next we had salads. I had a dinner salad with ranch and Pops had the Caesar. Of course, I tasted his. It was very good. Next time I will order the Caesar. For our entree, I had the "Crispy Cracklin' Shrimp" and he had the "Three Pepper Crusted Prime Ribeye." The shrimp were huge. Pops said that his steak was one of the best he has ever had. We had "Pt. Reyes Bleu Cheese Glazed Spuds" and "Bourbon Creamed Corn." Pops loved the potatoes. I thought they were very good, but you need to love bleu cheese because it is very strong. The corn was sweet and had a good flavor.
Those of you who know me well, know I love anything that is sweet.

We finished the meal off with the special dessert of the day, Peach Cobbler with Lavender Vanilla Ice Cream. It was served straight from the oven. The ice cream had an interesting flavor, but it was delicious. I would definitely order it again.

Writing this is making me hungry!! I am ready to decide where we will eat tonight.