Friday, January 29, 2010

Tale of Two Cities

The Man moved his operations into a new office space in New York's Flatiron District last week, and we've been using what little free time we have to explore the neighborhood. Usually, when it comes to Manhattan dining, our standard line is "anything but Mexican!" - mostly because we're just really sick of Mexican. But last night we took shelter from the brutal cold in a warm, inviting joint called Crema, whereupon we remembered the other reason we don't eat Mexican in New York.

We started out with a first-rate michelada with Negra Modelo. Seven US dollars (91 pesos).

    Beer.

Micheladas on the Plaza de Armas during hora feliz are 2 for 30 pesos.

    Beer. Beer. Beer. Beer. Beer. Beer.

Then we moved on the the tacos de carne asada, $14 (182 pesos), which were absolutely delicious. Both of them.

    Taco. Taco.

Whereas the equally great but slightly less well-presented beef tacos at Tacos Francia are six pesos each.

    Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco. Taco.

Crema's prices are perfectly in line with any comparable place in the city, of course. Even the taco truck permanently parked on 19th St charges $4 apiece. Luckily, Francia doesn't read this blog. We wouldn't want her to get any ideas.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When in Mexico - eat Mexican. When in New York - eat Hot Dogs! ( at $10 apiece!)

M

Burro Hall said...

In other words, when in America, eat German food. Actually, the Mexican take on the hot dog is pretty good.

Anonymous said...

QUE BARBARIDAD! One big advantage of living here in Qro.

El Chupacabras

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by the "Mexican take" on the hot dog? A hot dog is a hot dog!
And if they, in fact, have a good hot dog, why didn't you tell me when I was there??

M

Burro Hall said...

A bunch of hot-dogs from a street vendor seemed kind of un-Christmasy -- even if they were wrapped in bacon.

Mexfiles said...

And when in Guadalajara, eat Chinese!

Must be a price war among the Chinese restaurants there... all you can eat buffets down to 45 pesos.

Anonymous said...

That is way we are now the fattest nation, tacos and beer are cheap!