Monday 9/20/10

20 Sep

Went phone shopping with S today because my current phone is a piece of crap and there’s a huge crack across the entire screen so that I can’t even see what I’m typing when I send texts so I always have to just hope for the best.  Not only that, but my phone has gotten to the point where it doesn’t even last a full work day on its own in my purse — it dies after a few hours even if it starts out 100% fully charged, so I have to bring my charger to work and it’s annoying as hell.

Anyway, long story short I didn’t end up buying a phone even though I went in with 100% intention to do so because my dad offered to buy me the phone as a belated bday present, but I got all indecisive and couldn’t decide whether to go for a data phone or non-data phone because the only thing I ever use my phone for is a) to call Tasty King on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and b) to text…. people…. on the weekends.

So I got all flustered and figured the only thing that could cheer me up was VAMOS! all-you-can-eat tacos and one margarita for $19, and I made roommate K come with me because S had to “go to the gym.”  Despite my very full sushi lunch special earlier in the day, I was starving by the time dinner came around circa 7:30pm so I was really glad for the all-you-can-eat.  Last time I came to VAMOS! all-you-can-eat tacos with S and roommate K, I really disappointed myself because I only got through like 7 tacos, which is unacceptable by poverexic standards.

Today, I was determined to do better, and I had a few strategies in mind:

  1. Peel off the double tortilla.  I hate all-you-can-eat places that “sneakily” double their carbs because it’s so obvious what they’re trying to do and you can see right through it unless you’re an idiot.  So of course for every taco I only kept one thin layer of tortilla and hid the second layer underneath a pile of shredded napkins.
  2. Order your next round of tacos as the waitress brings your current plate.  I made a huge mistake between round 1 and 2 when I waited until I finished plate 1 to order plate 2.  That was no longer for the rest of the dinner.  I also hate slow people.
  3. Utilize multiple wait staff.  They’re all on the floor working for a reason.  Use them all.  This way you get double – and even triple – orders in one go.
  4. Make roommate do all the talking.  This way you can focus all your time and effort on eating.  I did a lot of nodding and smiling with my mouth full during tonight’s dinner (that’s what she said).
  5. Disregard dirty looks.  THAT’S RIGHT, THIS BITCH GONNA CLEAN OUT YO KITCHEN AND AIN’T NOTHIN’ YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!!! … except kick you out of the restaurant.  This didn’t happen to me today because Mexicans are nice, but I did once get kicked out of an all-you-can-eat sushi place in Dallas for only eating the fish and leaving piles and piles of rice on my plate.  This is why I dislike Asians.

Anyway, end of story, I ate 12 tacos today which I thought was a pretty good improvement from my last time at VAMOS!  Basically it was this X 6:

VAMOS TACOS

Here’s what I had (2 of each):

  • TACOS DE SALMON (GRILLED SALMON TOPPED WITH MANGO-SERRANO SALSA)
  • TACOS “ CONCHINITA PIBIL” (SLOW ROASTED ACHIOTE-MARINATED PORK WITH HABANERO PICKLED ONIONS)
  • TACOS DEL PESCADOR (GRILLED CATCH OF THE DAY WITH CABBAGE AND TOMATILLO-MANGO SALSA)
  • TACOS DE CARNE ASADA (GRILLED MARINATED SKIRT STEAK WITH PICKLED ONIONS AND GUACAMOLE)
  • TACOS AL PASTOR (ROASTED PORK AND PINEAPLE AND PICO DE GALLO)
  • TACOS DE POLLO AL CARBON (CHICKEN AL CARBON WITH ORANGE SALSITA)

By now I’ve tried every kind of VAMOS! taco, and the tacos al pastor are by far the best.  VIVA VAMOS!!!

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