Looks like my real life commitment issues are overflowing into this blog as I noticed the last time I wrote was a month ago. Art imitating life. Go figure.
I was scrolling through the photos on my phone and realized that I’ve been to some pretty cool place over the last month and shared them with no one. Awful. So here I am on the afternoon of a lazy long weekend Monday trying to play catch up. Kinda wish I was on a beach instead.
The buzz around La Carnita was absolutely palpable. The first time I heard about the Mexican pop up was when I went to the Toronto Underground Market Street Food Block Party. Say that ten times fast. Their fish tacos were delish and then before I knew it the little pop up resto “popped up” a few blocks down from my office.
Between the reviews from co-workers, crazy Tweets and pictures that literally induced mouth watering reactions, I knew I had to plan a visit.
I showed up with my dear friend on a Saturday night and based on their no reservation policy put our name down and had to wait 45 minutes which I actually expected so it didn’t come as a shock. Once inside it was a sensory overload of conversation, music and abstract wall murals and art. I didn’t know whether to keep following our waiter to the table, stop and look at the art on the wall or start two stepping to the hip-hop beats.
We sat down, ordered some kick-ass margaritas and tried to figure out what to eat. Oh and LOVE the slight references to hip-hop on their menu, ie their list of BALLER CHAMPAGNES.
On the menu for tonight – Ceviche, Mexican Street Corn, Tacos (In Cod We Trust and Chorizo) and a Coconut Paletas.