On Friday a week ago, we went to Parque Júarez/El Llano in Oaxaca for the weekly tianguis. (Temporary market, usually outdoors.) About one third of the long rectangular park is given over to food stands. Much of the food offered seemed to be Argentine style sausages or carnitas, the latter of which might be good. But since we live 20 minutes from Quiroga, Michoacán, generally acknowledged as the Carnitas Capital of the World, we looked instead for barbacoa. We found what we were looking for at a nameless stand toward the end of the food pavilion at the west side of the park. Both barbacoa de borrego (sheep) and barbacoa de chivo (goat) were offered. My scant earlier experiences with barbacoa de chivo had left me with negative memories, so we chose borrego.
|Barbacoa de borrego en su consomé
But I persisted, and finally, got a foam cup full of consome. I was shocked at the first sip to find that it was at a near boiling temperature.
|Un cuarto kilo de la carne
On returning to Mexico City on Thursday, we had a mostly mediocre supper at Bisquits, Bisquits Obregón. But it was easy and uncomplicated, and we appreciate the geezer discount that they give.
Soups are usually good. I like the Sopa de Ajo con huevo.
|Ensalada del Chef Bisquits Obregón. Yawn ...
|Super tacos de guisados: 1.pollo, 2.rajas, 3.milanesa
|Pizza Vegetariana at Macelleria
|Ensalada de betabeles Macelleria
|Ensalada de Endivias Macelleria
I enjoyed a few spoonfuls of my wife's wild mushroom pappardelle and I was satisfied.
We passed up dessert but had some decent coffee and very good limoncello, on the house.
Macelleria Roma remains on my "A" list despite one disappointing meal one Sunday evening over a year ago. The only negative are the excessively high prices for wines and liquors. A glass of the cheapest wine, a domestic, is $90 MXP. (True, the menú del día offers a supplementary glass of "house wine" for $40 MXP)
That's all for now, dear readers.