A 3-course Burrito Dinner at Absinthe
Definitively the BEST 3 course dinner i’ve had in a while! June and I (and our friend Matthias, who snapped this pic of me and June) on a whim decided to go to Süppenkuche before I take off for a 3 day trip to Detroit. (A thick mexican burrito may be nice but sometimes girls just want some german sausage.) To our dismay Süppenkuche had a 45-minute wait. So we wandered down the street and instead grabbed a table at Absinthe instead. So of all the places that I’ve been to since embarking on the burrito challenge, this was probably one of the fanciest. We looked respectable enough that a table in the back was cleared for us, next to a pair of septuagenarian guys on a date.
Upon scanning the menu, June and I immediate spotted the roasted German sausage and we agreed to share that plate, along with an order of albacore poke. As if there’s not enough double entendre opportunities on the table, we also go an order of meatballs.
When the order came, we non-chalantly took out our very orange “Mi Abuelita Bonita’s New Mexico Chili Tortilla” and placed it on our pristine plates, and started to build our dinner. Soon our weiners and balls, along with the creamy white sauce that came with them, were all wrapped up, and ready to be devoured.
The classy boys next table over and the waitress and waiters raised their collective eye-brows. But ultimately they didn’t say anything to us, even as we obnoxiously took pictures after pictures with our flash-enabled iPhone camera.
The poke burrito by far was the most delicious. The chili/vinegar seasoning on the tuna was the perfect counternote to our slightly smoky tortilla. I highly recommend those burrito purists out there to make an exception to this one.
Oh, and after I got home, I still wanted something so i cut up a peach, paired it with some mascarpone cheese and made a mexican blintz. It was the effing bomb.
BTW, I realized this week what makes the all burrito diet totally tolerable: ALCOHOL. Also, I ran into a friend at a Hayes valley grocer right before June and I got to dinner - He smelled like 16th Mission on a Friday night, I must admit, that really turned on the appetite.
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