Devin and I aren’t usually on the same side of an issue (or the table), but on this night we were. Sometimes it’s more fun to agree, and Devin and I had fun agreeing and finishing each other’s sentences. Sure, we were annoying. But we were annoying together, and that’s what’s important here. Togetherness.
It kind of reminded me of Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig as Garth and Kat on SNL.
Tonight’s menu: the number 39 – tacos de carnitas.
Night 7 was an outside night. You may have noticed that sometimes we eat inside, and sometimes we eat outside. On the outside nights it usually means it’s too crowded inside. When we first started we didn’t think Cinco de Mayo would be very crowded at 11pm each night, but we were wrong. The place is usually jumpin’! We’re rarely the only people there.
As for getting lost in a cave, it’s a true story. There are some caves in Oracle, AZ, that are pretty awesome. Nothing GIGANTIC, but still pretty cool. They even have an underground pool that is full of turquoise blue water that you can skinny dip in. I suppose you could swim with clothes on, too, but come on, you’re in a cave with mud all over. Might as well go all out.
The sad thing is, the night I got lost? I couldn’t even find the pool. Not a real shining moment in caving history. And don’t EVEN get me started on the number of times I’ve been lost in a parking garage. I always ask a girl I’m dating how her sense of direction is early on because mine is seriously broken.
p.s. I hate Cinco de Mayo’s beef tacos.
Tonight’s menu: the number 7 – enchilada, beef taco, rice, beans & salad.
Economics. Who understands it, really? No one, that’s who. The country is in debt, gas prices are rising, taxes are a kick in the groin, and the subprime mortgage crisis is crisis-ing. The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting screwed on beans.
Here’s what we in the 88 Nights family know: A 30% decrease in bean distribution coupled with increased prices for said beans is a raw deal, NOT the New Deal. We’re hoping these new plates last about as long as it took you to watch this episode.
Tonight’s menu: the number 6 – two beef tacos, rice, beans & salad.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are finally posting the first of our 88 videos! Night one features the crispy taco, the delicious cheesiness of the enchilada, and the (apparently) hard to pronounce chile relleno. But enough about the food.
Since this marks our first episode I think a little more info is in order. Four of us (Chaz, Dave, Devin, and Todd) are eating our way through the 88 item menu at Cinco de Mayo one night at a time. And we are filming it. And then we are editing each night down into a tasty bite size morsel so that each of you can live through us by experiencing the best moments of the evening. Or at least some very good ones.
Truth be told, in the month or so that has passed since we started this project, I have forgotten most of what happens on each of the nights. Maybe nothing happens, and you will be bored. Maybe you will laugh; maybe you will cry. Maybe you will find yourself inexplicably craving beans and rice some strange midnight. We are likely to blame for all of the above.
What I do know is that we are excited to finally share the first episode with you. So check back a few times a week for the latest episodes, and fall in love with us. Then tell all your friends, so they can fall in love with us too.
Let’s have a cheers, indeed!
Tonight’s menu: the number 1 – enchilada, chile relleno, taco, rice, beans & salad.