Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Peru's New With You - An Impromptu Blog Meet
Gee, who could that be?
Tall (well, with the gorgeous , very tall high heels), beautiful, curly Brunette hair. Any idea? Oh, the great shoes should give it away if you have seen her blog header. (Post knee blow out, I'm pretty much stuck in boots or flats that look like something Mickey Mouse would wear)..
And look! It's Happy Hour.
Jennifer and her handsome husband EvylRobot as well as their son (and no, everyone was driving so there was no alcohol, but oh, was there some good food).
Zarates Restaurant up in Edmonds, Oklahoma.(http://www.zarateslatingrill.com/). Yes that's right,Oklahoma, where there is the best Latin American food I've personally seen outside of Latin America.
The food was terrific, the restaurant worth the very long drive, the food both Latin, Caribbean and Tex Mex. The owner is from Peru and although the restaurant started out Tex Mex quite a few years ago, he started adding dishes of his native country, with other Latin and Caribbean dishes added as well. It was so popular, they are now part of the regular menu, and a very popular part. The food from that region was seriously authentic and looked so good, which probably explained that at 6:00 on a Tuesday, there wasn't a single parking spot in the large lot and people were waiting for tables (though not too long, the service being very good).
This was Caribbean Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa.
We were there a while, catching up, talking about stuff we don't talk about on the Internet, flashing our knives to see who was carrying WHAT (Look, I can have a white handled blade, it's not Labor Day yet) and trading puns. Plus I was thoroughly charmed by a scary smart, witty 15 year old that any parent would be proud to have as a kid.
I am so glad I made the long trip before I caught a flight out to other, less exotic destinations. For I confirmed what I always knew, that these folks are my tribe, and I'm glad to know them.