Monday, November 26, 2007

Outsmarting Ourselves

On the LOOONG drive home yesterday, we pulled over in lovely King City to grab some lunch. We spotted a Sinolonese Mexican restaurant that seemed to be pretty popular, which we took as a sign of the edibility of their food.

We both pondered the menus for a moment or two and discussed what we were going to order. We discovered that we both were going to order the mole chicken. Normally our litmus tests for Mexican restaurants are mole and carnitas. The carnitas were advertised as being deep fried and served with french fries. So, we opted out of that dish. I said "I can order the chile verde, and then we can share." We agreed on this plan.

When the waitress came, I ordered the chile verde and pointed at the menu to make sure she was clear on what I wanted. Then, Rick ordered as I was distracted by the burley, Harley man slurping away on a giant bowl of menudo at the table across from us.

About 10 minutes later, the waitress came with TWO plates of chile verde. Apparently, in our eagerness to avoid ordering two plates of mole, we ordered two plates of chile verde - the consolation dish. Sigh. The good news is that it was pretty darn tasty. We'll have to stop there again and try the mole another time!


bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Chile verde a consolation dish? Impossible! :)

CyclistRick said...

Sorry for the confusion. I thought you said that I should order the chile verde. Oh well, it was great chile verde.

lauren said...

both are good. especially after a long ass ride.

i bet you had leftovers, which are always so yummy when you warm them up the next day after your ride.

Kim Ladd said...

Hey chatty! A little break from the norm van be a good thing a guess. Glad to see you taking those surprises in stride. You up for a ride this weekend? I need a long, slow climb and was thinking of heading to Pescadero.

chatterbox said...

panda - yeah, you're right!

rick - no aye problema!

lauren - we left the leftovers on the plate, since we were still a couple hours from home. Oh well.

kimmy - I'm all booked up this weekend for rides. I think I'm available on the 9th, though. Let me know if you're up for a ride that day. I'll have company holiday party hangover to work off that day!