But this in not about the bad but the good, tonight we were going to do the last evening of 3 for $25. All the places we wanted to go to were booked to at least 9 or later, which was good to hear. Our goal was to get to Ballard for a Messin' with Texas concert at the Tractor Tavern, it was a fund raiser for Musicares. The line up was fun and the music eclectic, Messin’ With Texas: Seattle Bands Sing Songs of the Lone Star State feat. members of
VISQUEEN, SHIM, WIDOWER, PABLO TRUCKER, THE LONG WINTERS, THE MALDIVES, THE HEAD & THE HEART,
THEE SGT MAJOR III, HANNALEE, JAMES APOLLO, MOSTLY DIMES, DARK PLUM (feat. Sarah Shannon)
SHELBY EARL, BRYN LUMSDEN, BARTON CARROLL, BEN LONDON, MARTIN FEVEYEAR & more!
a benefit for MusiCares. Thank you Shelly Earl for putting it all together.
As we waited with a Tecate in hand standing behind the counter we noticed the wonderful looking plates of food going out. The staff was busy moving through a large number of orders and all looked good and large. Upon getting seated our waitress thanked us for waiting and proceeded to get us started on some very good food.
To start I had the Calabacitas Guisadas, zucchini sauteed with corn, tomates and onions. Not as good as La Super Rica's but fresh, tasty and done perfectly. My wife had to have the Esquites, fresh corn cut off the cob and epazote with cream. Again the vegetables were done to the right point of still having a toothy bite to them and bringing the flavors out wonderfully.
For our main courses we had PAPAS CON RAJAS, Roasted poblano chiles, corn, onions, and potatoes cooked in cream. Served with black beans and tortillas. As well as PUERCO EN SALSA DE LOS TRES CHILES, Chunks of pork cooked in a spicy sweet-sour salsa made from guajillo, ancho and morita chiles. This was served with some mashed potatoes with plenty of butter. Bueno!
It turned out to be too much food, but we are looking forward to the left overs.