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Enjoy every bite,
Foodie the Kid

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tremendous Tacos

  Boca is a restaurant that specializes in gourmet tacos, located where the old Greasy Tony's was and its mission is to bring Mexican street food indoors. Head chef Maria J. Mazon, participates in several food competitions and even was Iron Chef of Tucson in 201 at the Tucson Meet Yourself.
   I went with my Mom on a nice Saturday night right after I just hiked up Picacho Peak earlier that day for school trip. After the hike I built up quite an appetite, and hungered for shear yumminess. We ordered from the electronic menu board, which was cool.
Since the inside was packed with U of A fans watching the basketball game, we sat ouy on the patio on the red picnic benches.
   My Mom and I ordered the Boca Balls ($4.95) for our appetizer, which a again didn't take long to come to our table. They were presented on a small cutting board with parchment paper.
The Boca Balls were made of chipotle mashed potatoes formed into ball, and rolled in Panko bread crumbs. They were then  fried and served with Boca dipping sauce. The Boca Balls were very "savorlicious" and the Boca sauce added a sorta tangy taste to the Boca Balls.  Also
they weren't greasy like I thought fried mashed potatoes would of tasted.
   When we were done with our Boca Balls, our tacos came to our table (again on little cutting board). For my Mom's tacos she got a Macho Taco ($3.75) and a Rajas Taco ($2.95). All the tacos at Boca come with your choice of a homemade corn or flour tortilla with cabbage and gucamole. Although both tacos were good, my mom thought the Rajas Taco was her favorite.  The combination of chillis, cream cheese and corn was excellent. She wished she had ordered two.
   I got the Salmon Taco ($3.25) and the Pollo Taco ($2.50) both of which were very yummy. The citrus marinated salmon was really tender and went well witha twist of lime.The Pollo Taco had nice grilled chicken again went well with atwist of lime.
Check out Boca when you are in a taco mood.

Boca:                                             Hours:
828 E. Speedway Blvd.                Mon-Wed 11:30am-12:00am    
(520) 777-8134                             Thurs-Sat 11:30am-3:00am     
www.bocatacos.com                     Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Worth The Parking

   Eat-a-Burger is a burger joint that started off as a food truck.Owners Christoper "Jass" Kroster, a Tucson native, and his wife Sineeart "Sin" Wethatham, from Thailand, opened up the joint in the Pioneer Building , right across from their original location as a food truck on Stone Avenue. Jass and Sin's mission is to bring smiles to people one burger at a time.
  When I went with my Mom we had to figure out a good place to park, which was a nightmare! It was as though the parking gods weren't with us that day. My mom doesn't like driving down town because all the logical and practical parking spots are taken or expensive. So we drove two laps around Stone, until we found a parking lot that cost cost five bucks to park and was near Eat-a-Burger.
  When we walked through the front door the place looked small and cute, with wooden tables and chairs.We sat at the bar and and we got our orders were taken by Sin and she was very nice and friendly.The kitchen was off to the side so you could kinda see what Jass was making. Also it didn't take long for our food to come out to us either!  This is a goal of Jass to get people their food quickly.
   Mom got the Single Burger ($3.95)with grilled mushrooms, Swiss, and steak sauce (.50 each) and an order of Onion Rings ($2.50). All the burgers at Eat-a-Burger come with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and  pickles. She thought the burger was nice and juicy, and it wasn't dry like most burgers my Mom had in the past. The burger had just the right amount of steak sauce so it wasn't totally dripping wet either. Plus lettuce and tomatoes were very fresh. The Onion Rings were crispy but not greasy like most onion rings. Also another common problem about onion rings, that should be solved immediately in our society is that when you bite into a onion ring breading always falls off! Then you wind up with a flimsy onion and a wet miniature steering wheel cover, but that didn't happen with these onion rings which was surprising.
  I, Foodie the Kid, got the BBQ Dog ($4.25) and an order of Golden Fries ($1.50) which was totally delicious. It had barbecue sauce, chopped onions, shredded cheddar cheese,and a slice of bacon all on a flat-top Grilled quarter pound Nathan dog from Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. The hot dog was scrumptious every bite kept getting better then the last. The bacon was crispy and the hot dog was cooked to perfection! The golden fries were not greasy but actually we very pleasant indeed.
  For dessert My Mom and I both shared a Chocolate Milkshake ($1.50). The milk shake was thick and very chocolaty, seriously, it was almost impossible to eat with a straw, but well worth trying. 
  Check out this burger joint, when your downtown and you want a quick bite to eat, because it is worth the nightmarish parking.

Eat-a-Burger:                                 Hours:
100 N. Stone Ave. #102                  Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3pm
(520) 445-4700                                Fri 8:30am-7pm
www.eat-a-burger.com                  Sat 11am-7pm
                                                             Sunday (closed)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stupendous Sushi

   Sushi Caurtaro is a sushi restaurant with great sushi,with a modern flare.The place look very sleek and clean with its, nice white walls and black tables.The service was friendly and kind.The waiting time for our food didn't take very long and in fact it was very quick.
   For our appetizers we got Edamame ($2.50) and two Small Crab Suomono ($1.00 each). The Edamame was good and salty.It is one of  my old favorites of mine and probably a favorite for other Asian restaurant goers. The Crab Sunomono was great. Sweet ginger sauce went well with the sweet cucumber which made for an excellent "salad".It had a very refreshing taste and cleaned our palettes,which in my opinion that is a mark of a good appetizer.
 For our entree we got Baked California Roll ($5.00), New Orleans Roll ($6.95), Temptation Roll ($12.95)The Baked California Rolls were nice because it had on top something that was similar to a cheese and every tastes better with cheese.The crab and avocado inside was nice too.The New Orleans roll was very interesting withe the salmon roe and the chicken.It had a little kick to it which was yummy.The temptation roll really lived up to its name, it was tasty with the panko breading and the lobster. All the rolls were "savorlicious" all went to together very nicely.
For dessert we got the Mango Mochi ($4.50) which was nice and "mangoey".A mochi is a Japanese ice-cream wrapped in a tapioca thing and it tastes really good. The mochi was are really good ending to my Mom and I's dinner.
Check this place out when you are in the area

Sushi Cortaro:                                    Hours:
8225 N. Courtney Page way              Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
(520) 572-8668                                    Sun 12 pm-9pm