It took me over a year to try birria tacos. Worth it.
A friend referred me to La Envidia on Gulfway Drive. Here it was served with a cup of red sauce for dipping the tacos. It was good to slap your mom.
The traditional definition is tacos served with a sauce of dried chili peppers, annatto paste, onion, tomatoes, and spices. Southeast Texans love his “sauce,” so there’s no need for the extra effort.
If you haven’t tried them, do so.
Scraps, please – When you’re begging for leftovers that seem like the best example of recycling, you might enjoy Andie’s Eats Cake Pieces, tempting layers of cake and frosting in a cute little jar.
Every new creative flavor I tried was my new favorite. Expect to see her full of Karma Cakes and Cookies. Can we suggest the Drunken Shamrock in March? Find out what the Leprechauns could offer at andieseats.com.
Bonnie & Pop – As we walk in faith into a religious season, go crazy with an indulgence that’s “Star-K Kosher, Halal, and divine.” A woman and her daughter named their chocolate gift/fresh snack business after their loved ones.
There was also a Bonnie and a Pop in my family. If the name caught my attention, so did the presentation and the taste. A sort of flat wooden crate offered a preview of the nuts to come, including Chili Con Lemon Pistachios.
“Open the latch and be dazzled,” the branded material teases. Got me. The makers suggest sending birthday wishes or even a “quarantine hello” to friends and family. Dazzle them at bonnieandpop.com.
Calypso Light contains five calories and is refreshing, so… win. Super colorful drinks like Ocean Blue, Strawberry Lemonade and Southern Peach don’t always come with a low-calorie label.
King Juice Co. of Milwaukee has been making flavor combos since 1985. They’ve gone tropical, so I’m taking a 16-ounce vacation. Learn more at drinkcalypso.com.
Darragh Doiron is a foodie from the Port Arthur area who would love to hear about your search for culinary thrills. Share with her at [email protected]