Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Kinda Sorta Mexican-ish

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Is your week going well so far? Mine has been great! Since I taught this morning, I was free tonight to do some celebrating. Josh & I, our friends Mandi & Bryan, and Lindsay & P went out to the wonderful Gringos for dinner.

This is one of our favorite quick dinner spots. They have great, fresh Mexican-ish food with lots of healthy options. Oh and they now have beer now(this sign was too funny/cute not to take a picture of):

I ordered up a salad with black beans, grilled onions and peppers, salsa, cucumbers and guac:


Josh couldn't wait to dig into his TWO burritos and chips and salsa:


Lindsay and I took the required blogger photo:



It was a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! Did ya'll celebrate?

51 comments:

Jenna said...

There is little better than a big pile of guac on top of Mexican goodies. :)

I am lame and had my Mexican dish last night. I feel into the Cinco No Mayo pool!

The Blonde Duck said...

I had fish tacos! You'd love them--homemade tilapia with onions, red and green peppers, sauteed until blackened, not fried, with a bit of queso blanco and black beans and spinach on the side! A lot of people do chipolte and cabbage, but I have this amazing local salsa full of veggies--it's Mexican food, the healthy duckie way!

Lauren said...

Awww, yay for celebrating Cino de Mayo with good food and friends! :) I can't wait to celebrate the day with some Chipotle on Friday!!!! I had to hold out for Chipotle! :)

Stacey said...

You gotta celebrate with some Mexican food, it's a must. The salad looked delicious.

Megan D said...

I love thta it's called "kinda sorta" Mexican food! Too funny! Nothing better than some guacamole :)

Holly said...

Your salad looks delicious! And I love the look on Josh's face hahaha. Sadly no celebrating for me since I had to tutor/do yoga tonight. I plan to have an extra Corona this weekend to make up for it!

Heatha said...

I love that you called the food "mexican-ish"! Lol!

We celebrated with a 5k race called Run the Border - it was fun!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Had a blast tonight girlie! Let's do it again soon. XOXO

Julie said...

love the menu link hahaha i'm checking it out this minute.

i would have chosen...the salad with chicken and for sure ALL of the extra feebees to make it speecy spicy.

can i say i'm jeal of your blogger meetup??

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Omg you and lindsay are totally freakin too cute (sassy n hot!) for words. OMG I WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!!!

Thx for saying what you said re blogger meetup. Some of those girls, i dont even know, so that's cool more blogs to stealth check out :) and i would LOVE it girl to meet up w/ you.

Hopefully one day the stars will align!

and why ppl leave neg comments, i dont get it. at all. Ever.

i know you've been blogging awhile and you probably have gotten them just b/c of your duration/career as a blogger but your blog is so safe, and friendly and kind, it would also be shocking if you did get them. you would never ever deserve that crap!

love u honey!
xo

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful post. Seems like a great day out. Cheers!

Britt said...

Happy Cinquo!! Yep, had to venture out with friends for a margarita or two then headed home for some turkey tacos. :-) Good day!

Krista said...

I love the pile of guac on your salad! Delcious!

inmytummy said...

That guac looks good!

I didn't do much, although I did eat some refried beans and salsa for dinner.

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love Mexican-ish food. :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Yummy and healthy Cinco de Mayo dinner, heck yea! Looks like it was a nice day out too girl :)

Diana said...

LOL I love their tag line! That cracked me up. And no I didn't celebrate - I totally spaced on the Cinco de Mayo thing. Oh well, maybe fried rice can be kinda sorta Mexican-ish too. ;)

Molly said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Yummy Mexican food!

I celebrated with corn chips and salsa, but guac would have made my day a million times better!

We Are Not Martha said...

Kinda sorta Mexican-ish haha I love it! We celebrated a friend's birthday at an Italian place... Guess I'll have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend!

Sues

Esi said...

Sounds like a great day! I spent the afternoon at home trying to recover from this stupid cold :(

Christina said...

aww i'm jealous!! except not too much, bc i ate at hall's chophouse tonight! heheeh :) hope yall had fun!

Kelsey said...

sometime i really swear im living under a rock! how did i not realize it was cinco de mayo!!

haha love the sign too. and love love love u girls' pretty faces! j'adore.

tam said...

That meal looks pretty damn good! x

madeleine@mad-about-running.blogspot.com said...

Looks like so much fun!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo and can't wait to meet everyone-- hopefully at the next blogger meet-up :)))

Bridget said...

YUM! That salad looks SOOOOO good :) I love all that stuff on my salads! Cute pics!

Jessica said...

Did not celebrate, didn't know it was cinco...day. Don't know what it is...is that bad? I guess since our proximity to Mexico is not close, we don't celebrate.

The salad looks great. Have a great day!

Erin at The Healthy Apron said...

We went out for ice cream but there was nothing Mexican about it! haha

Maria said...

Glad you had fun! We actually went out for sushi:) It was tasty!

Katie said...

Fun dinner! My friend and I were all set to celebrate, but decided on a French bistro instead. We're planning on having "Cinco de Mayo" next week instead!

Anne Marie said...

I didn't get to celebrate, but I love reading about all the bloggers that did!

thedallasceliac.com said...

Love the big pile of guac!! We didn't celebrate... maybe this weekend.

biz319 said...

I made shrimp tacos - much lighter than my chicken fajitas at lunch!

insideiamdancing said...

That looks like a great dinner! Yay for guac! Though I am a burrito gal, all the way! No celebrations here- would you believe that there is only one Mexican restaurant here? I am celebrating this weekend- most likely with an Amy's burrito. Does that count? I'll throw in a margarita too :P

Therese said...

That reminds me a lot of Moe's!

I was not festive in the least last night lol. A glass of white zin and an egg white scramble for dinner.

Janetha said...

hahahaha "kinda sorta mexican ish" I LOVE IT. that cracks me up. glad you celebrated 5 de mayo in style!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

That's a funny description. haha

We went to a very authentic Mexican restaurant we have here in our area but I was too nauseous to eat anything:(

That's pregnancy for you!

*Naomi* said...

NICE!! love the pics, and taht sign is too cute!!!

never heard of gringos but that guac on the salad looks amazingggg

homecookedem said...

Oh how fun!! I wish we had celebrated with mexican food, but we had to go out for a friend's 30th birthday at a french restaurant. And you would think that it wouldn't have been busy on cinco de mayo... it was packed, go figure! ;)

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Mmmm that guac looks SO good right now!
I didn't celebrate! Rough week at work so I'll celebrate have a margarita this weekend when it's all over! YAY!

BroccoliHut said...

Yummy salad! My celebration consisted of a Mexican-themed salad for lunch and watching Fantastic Mr. Fox. Does that count?

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Haha I really didn't even acknowledge Cinco de Mayo I guess... when I used to work downtown we'd go out for Coronas or something but these days I forget what day it is half the time and no one drink Corona at the yoga studio... :-)

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i wish i had had mexican last night! but i still had a ymmy dinner.

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

You two are too cute! We didn't really celebrate with Mexican food, but I did seis de Mayo today and ate at a Mexican restaurant hehe

teresa said...

what a fun day! the food looks delicious, glad you had a good cinco de mayo!

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

Love that heaping pile of gauc on top of the salad!You look so pretty!

bhealthier said...

nope I studied by the pool all morning and cleaned my apartment, etc. I feel productive... and tan.

haha.

happy weekend girlie pie!

whataboutsummer said...

I love the green top! it's a gorgeous color.

good thing their beer is delicious (6 out of 7 days of the week is still a good statistic)

Billy said...

I think guac is one of my favorite foods ever. My Cinco was pretty calm. Went for a run and hung out at home with my wife.

runsarah said...

Your salad looks awesome, I had a similar ine for Cinco de Mayo as well. Salads with tons of guac and black beans - perfect filling combo IMO!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Mexican food has to be one of my favorite cuisines--they just opened up another new spot in my town..it's fab!

Sarah said...

Delish salad! I love healthy Mexican food, it's not always so easy to find. Great tacos are easy to find here, lots of little authentic taquerias in Redwood City which is just south, but more yummy/splurgy than healthy.
Chipotle is a fresh chain (do you have them in SC?), and I can get a salad similar to yours there.

We didn't do anything for Cinco de Mayo this year, I think it was a Tuesday or Wednesday? Tough day.