For those of you who care (and those of you who don’t), last night we celebrated yet another dear friend’s birthday at Empellon Taqueria in the West Village (formerly Chow Bar). Since they discourage cell phone use, I didn’t really get any good pics of the food, especially because it was constantly flowing and insanely delicious and unique.
We started with guac, which was accompanied by warm chips and two very different salsas - cashew and chile de arbol. Then an octopus ceviche, three different queso fundidos - shishito pepper, black trumpet mushroom and green chorizo, which I didn’t expect to like, but I did! Pictured here, the amazing poached quail egg sopes with refried beans. But oof I’m tired… we basically ordered everything on this menu except for the sweetbreads and pork tongue tacos, which was slightly disappointing to me, but I know I tend to be a much more adventurous eater, and it wasn’t my birthday anyway ;)
All in all good times and great! great! great! food. I always love a perfectly composed taco, but dear God my diet’s pretty much gone to sh!t. *sigh
Summer, here we come.