When Carrie and I left Pittsburgh, we said we were giving up three things other than our dear friends:
1. Home ownership
2. DVR power
3. The NFL Sunday ticket
It turned out that in Canada DVRs are called PVRs, and that 2004 was the first year the NFL Sunday ticket was offered as an option. We’re working on #1 but if there had been a fourth item on the list, it would have been
4. A real tacqueria
If such a list item existed, we could now cross it off thanks to Tacqueria La Nacion on St. Catherine St., to which we ambled down after a full day at McGill. I ordered the tacos de nopales con queso, which is cactus and cheese. I like to get cactus whenever I can get it. Delightful, and the soup was good too. Carrie ordered the sincronizada al pastor (a pork “synchronization”) which I hear was delectable, as was the chipotle soup. She liked her margarita better than any she’d had in town (except her own) — very sour. We’ll be back to try other things on their large menu. I’m still a fan of Maria Bonita and El Sombrero, but this place wins for cheap and good. And convenient from McGill. I suspect that they do a brisk lunch business. It was relatively quiet at 7pm on a Wednesday night.
In other news, thanks to the compilation mentioned below I just discovered Readymade, a mellowish Shoegazey Vancouver band. And yes, my Mike Baker did master the compilation (“it’s easier to get gigs when you’re free and the CD is due at the plant in a few hours” he said today in my office).