Pollo Riko is one of the best lunch deals in a part of town (Sharpstown / New Chinatown) packed with amazing lunch deals. Seriously, if you’re paying more than like seven bucks for lunch anywhere in the area… something’s wrong.
I’m by no means an expert on all the food of the area, but I’ve ventured out quite a bit and Pollo Riko is by far one of my favorite stops. They specialize in South American style rotisserie chicken (and when I say “specialize” I mean it’s the only thing they make other than the sides).
The lunch special - 1/4 dark meat rotisserie grilled chicken, 2 sides, choice of 2 corn tortillas or arepas and a drink is $4.50. Cash. This is my lunch crack. I jones for this on a regular basis.
There are also both a Wendy’s and a Crap In The Box next door… and Pollo Riko is definitely a better deal and has better food than both… if you’re eating at either one of those I feel bad for you son…
On Tumblr’s Acquisition.
If @tumblr can sell for $1.1B cash on $12.7M in revenue, anything is possible. The VC bubble game is alive and well.— Web Smith (@web) May 19, 2013
This aside, Congrats to the Tumblr team.
I’m hoping that at the very least Yahoo can fix Tumblr’s “message system”… at least Yahoo knows about e-mail basics - like having a “sent” folder.
Happy Birthday Pete Townshend!
Talk about a “Supergroup” - The Bizarros w/ Steve Jones, Aimee Mann, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, and a fuzzed out solo from J. Mascis…
Artisanal Citrus Water
Orange Flavored Vodka
Sparkling Mineral Water
Juice half the grapefruit and add it into a two liter pitcher. Cut the remaining half of the grapefruit into wedges and add into the pitcher.
Juice one lemon and add it into the pitcher. Cut the other lemon into wedges and add it into the pitcher.
Add 3oz. of honey syrup to the pitcher and stir all ingredients well. Then add water to fill the pitcher. Refrigerate & chill.
The honey syrup can be made quickly - put equal amounts of honey and water into a glass measuring cup, and microwave for about 10 seconds. Stir well until honey is completely dissolved in the water. Make as much as you want - and you can even make extra to mix into other drinks.
Serve over ice, and if you wish, add in 1.5 oz. of orange flavored vodka, and then top with some sparkling mineral water.
So… ah, this is like some citrus in water… even I have no idea how it’s artisanal, but what else am I supposed to call it?!? Agua Fresca?!? Now that’s just being pretentious. Just make it - it’s pretty good. (And add the vodka - it’s even better).
You can’t have a legit BBQ without a badass potato salad. But don’t be a dick and buy that nasty shit at the store. Make this instead; it is cheap as fuck and super easy. You can even leave it in the sun for a minute and it won’t get all gross like that potatomayo nonsense they try to pass off as a salad. People don’t deserve that basic, bland shit.
FRESH HERB POTATO SALAD
1 1/2 pounds of small red or Yukon gold potatoes
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemons)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup shredded carrot (I used 1 normal-sized carrot. Don’t try to grate baby carrots; you will fuck your hand up)
¼ cup of chopped chives (you can use green onions to save some cash)
¼ cup chopped dill
salt and pepper
Cut your potatoes in half or until they are in pieces that you can actually put in your mouth. Nobody should need a knife to eat potato salad, that shit is fucked. Boil some water in a medium pot, add a pinch of salt, and the potatoes. Boil them until you can easily stab a fork through one, like 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. If you cook them too long they start falling apart and your salad will be a fucking mess. Set a timer if your ass is easily distracted.
While the potatoes cook, cut up the garlic into a bunch of tiny pieces. Mix together the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, oil, and garlic in a small glass. Drain the potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss it all together. Add the carrots, herbs, and a little salt and pepper and mix them in. Let the salad sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so that the potatoes can soak in all the flavor. If it looks dry after that then add a little more vinegar and olive oil and stir that bitch. Make this shit the day before you go somewhere and keep it in the fridge. Nobody will know the fucking difference.
Serves 4 as a side
…”Nobody needs mayo in their life”… truer words have never been spoken! Thug Kitchen got that right for sure!