Me v. Man v. Food

16 04 2009

I was watching Man v. Food last night, specifically the episode where he eats and drinks his way through San Jose.

One challenge was at SmokeEaters Hot Wings.  Details inside.

I’m pretty sure I can handle that challenge.  In fact, I plan to.

The way I see it, he screwed himself when he got the sauce all over his face and hands.  Watch the episode, you’ll see what I mean.

This isn’t something I can just walk up to though.  It will require a few weeks of training.

To prepare, I went and got some “hot” salsa.  It claims to have three kinds of peppers in it.  Whatever.

I added Dat’l Do-it Habanero Heat Wave, Dave’s Insanity Sauce, El Yucoteco, Mad Anthony’s, and another secret ingredient.

Love.  I added Love.

I was considering grinding up some habanero peppers into a paste and adding it to the salsa, but that will be phase two.  Phase three involves me gargling with said raw habanero paste and holding it for five minutes.

Yes, I ate some of the salsa already.  No, I don’t feel well at all.


Taco Grande

10 03 2009

I’m not of Mexican descent, despite what that one Greek guy told me (its a long story…lets just say I was in Greece and this guy trying to sell me gyros assumed I was Mexican…actually that’s the whole story, I guess its not that long after all).  Also, I have never been to Mexico.  San Diego is about the closest I’ve ever been so far.  So what qualifies me to critique Mexican food?  It’s not that I’m unqualified, I did already apply for my license to be a Mexican Food Critic , but its still being held in Sacramento (apparently my slight aversion to cilantro is creating some legal issues).  Until they issue me a temporary permit, I’ll have to be quick and discrete about my opinions concerning Mexican food.

Despite the risks (I’m pretty sure its a federal offense to critique food without the proper permits), I feel as though I need to tell you about Taco Grande.  I’m talking about the one on Kings Canyon and Clovis, but they are all the same (or so the owner told me, but since he owns all three in the area I would assume he knows best).  At Taco Grande, I had a burrito grande with carne asada, as well as a taco grande (also with carne asada).  I wasn’t going to go to Taco Grande and not have a taco grande, that wouldn’t seem right.

Here is why I highly recommend the food at Taco Grande:  You don’t have to think when you eat.

Let me explain. Read the rest of this entry »

Totally got to vote for Obama

4 06 2008

If you’ll notice, Senator Obama is enjoying El Yucateco hot sauce. He’s got my vote.

Maybe he’s not using the hot sauce, but the fact that he found a taco joint with both the green AND red Yucateco makes him my hero.


15 06 2007

Now that it’s a few weeks deep into summer break, I’m actually working a normal 8-5 schedule.

I think that those hardcore bloggers must not actually have real jobs, because I’m finding it difficult to update and write daily.  Its not that I don’t have time, its just that Read the rest of this entry »

El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce

9 06 2007

No picture of this one, sorry.  I don’t feel like finding the camera, cleaning off the counter, etc.  However, the El Yucateco website should be more than acceptable.   Dig that funky beat.

I didn’t eat this sauce on my usual Boca Burger, as I have been out of those for about a week now.  I have been eating it on Chile Rellano, Carnitas, and the ever popular turkey tacos.

I like the color a lot, its such a bright green.  And eating bright green things are always fun.  It reminds me of Read the rest of this entry »

Burn Baby Burn Revolutionary Hot Sauce

1 06 2007

Initally, there is no real flavor, just heat.   Not a substantial amount of heat, just but enough to keep me interested. 

After a while, there is a fair amount of heat being maintained in my mouth and throat.  The flavor has finally come though, and it is the best flavor I’ve had so far.

Later on, the heat stays in my throat and mouth.  I can really feel it when I swallow, it almost creates a brand new level of burn.  This one made me Read the rest of this entry »

Triumphant Return

28 05 2007

I (as well as everybody involved) have returned from our Memorial Day Weekend excursion to “the cabin.”

3 days of swimming, off-roading, eating, drinking, smoking, and general hilarity.

Also, there were two separate occasions of cleaning dog vomit out of the bed of the truck. El Chupacabra really needs get used to riding back there.

New Drink: “Screaming Read the rest of this entry »