Thank GOD for Mucinex. Not an ad, but I will never play around with anything else when feeling that sinus pressure come on. Hallelujah.
Now, to the reason you are here.
So mom wanted to hear all about the trip, and after feeling significantly better from this head cold, we made the trip to the Northshore from New Orleans to good ol' Mandeville.
If you know anyone from New Orleans, or the south really, then you know when you're telling a good story, you also want some good food. So off we went to Covington and to this new (to me) Mexican restaurant that my parents said was pretty good. Fresh food, clean spot, good service. I just wanted those rice and beans. Habanero's here we come.
Not only was the food memorable, so was the ambiance. So colorful and vibrant. The bar mural was beautiful and a perfect spot to watch your sports games. You should be aware happy hour is EVERY DAMN DAY, starting at 2pm.
Although I was under the weather, I couldn't pass up a cocktail. Someone, somewhere told me tequila is a probiotic. So ya know, had to get a margarita. I opted for the ginger margarita and was not disappointed. Even got a snapshot of the recipe to make at home.
As for our meals, I had three of the lamb tacos, which were tasty, but could not stop looking at my mom's plate. Unfortunately no photo to show you, but will use my words. Sitting on a bed of caramelized onions were two cheese enchiladas smothered in more cheese along with a fire-grilled chicken breast cooked to perfection. Like, it had the perfect little grill marks and everything. Mouth watering, yet?
Also recommend their chicken tortilla soup. No frills. Just the most amazingly flavored broth.
On their menu, it noted they would soon be opening up a spot in Madisonville, and I cannot help but wonder (and kind of pray) that they find their way to Magazine street in the future. I can totally see this vibe on the strip, serving up fresh foods and yummy cocktails.
Here's to hoping!