Welp it happened, I woke up a year older. That night I had a dream, we had a new dryer delivered and I wasn’t sure if it was working because it was so quiet. That’s how you know you are middle aged, sigh.
The Friday before my birthday we had a fun night out with my brother and soon to be sister-in-law. We had dinner at Tahona Bar in Old Town. A Mexican place that I had been wanting to try. A Mezcal bar with a Oaxacan inspired menu.
I don’t much like Mezcal but I do like mole, so that is where we ended up.
If I remember correctly, I think the drink was called the Mexican Firing Squad, and that just spoke to me. Anyhow, it was smoky. Smoke on top of smoke and then some more smoke. So, if you like smoke, you will love this cocktail.
The food wasn’t bad, it wasn’t amazing either.
Coming from STAKE the night before, our expectations were high.
We started with some delicious guac.
Next, some grilled octopus over lentils and pipian mole, aka pepita mole. I don’t think we liked it much.
I ordered the mole trio.
Three potato rolled tacos in a trio of mole’s. Pipian, Negro and Coloradito. It was good, the reason I wanted to try the place. The sopes were good and everyone else ordered tacos.
The biggest problem was the service. Anyhow, been there and we don’t need to go back.
After dinner we walked across the street to the Saloon. We hustled for a pool table and then the nice girl just said we could have it next.
We played pool for the duration of the night. Met interesting people as always. The juke box was playing all the 90’s hip hop, surely a doing of the halftime show because these kids, barley 20 years old, had nothing but dope things to say about the music (side eye).
My girls spoiled me on my actual birthday.
We spent my twos-day and national margarita day at our local Mexican place. Good thing I am getting old because getting there at the early bird time saved us a looong wait.
We have never seen this restaurant as crowded as it was that night.
After dinner we went home, put on comfies and had cake and pressies.
Lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting for my cake.
And everything else I could want from, for those that I love the most.