Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:36 PM
Okay so I just stopped by here on a whim about an hour or so ago. The Oktoberfest thing was still going on.
I had an al pastor burrito from Azul Tequila. Sweet-ish, with more than a few chunks of pineapple. The salsas (a chunky red and a watery green) could have been much better, no heat or flavor at all. Overall, burrito was just about worth the $4.50. Nothing worth going out of the way for, although I'll try a few other things there one of these days.
They say they're open 10 AM to 9 PM seven days a week. 503.477.3253. They snuck a menu in my hand as I left.
Tacos = pollo, pastor, carne asada, carnitas, chorizo, spicy tinga ($1.50); machaca, chile colorado, chile verde and steak or chicken 'fajitas' ($1.75)
Burritos = chile verde, grilled steak w/ chile relleno, fundido, chile colorado, spicy tinga, pastor, chorizo, carnitas, pollo, asada ($4.50)
A carne plate for $6.50, enchiladas, a Torta Cubana (5.5) and a regular torta (6), I guess you'd call it. Grilled veggie tacos and burritos, tofu tacos and burritos. A few salads. Sope and tostada. A few deserts, a flan and a cheesecake.
Horchata and of course Jarritos to drink...
I want to try the tinga and the chile colorado tacos next time.
As for the rest of the pod, it's pretty much as described in the linked article above. Only things I noticed not mentioned were that the hot dog cart (We Be Weiners) does a Frito Pie, if you're into that sort of thing. They also do a pulled barbecue chicken sandwich. Hebrew National dogs, and a $4 Reuben.
The fish bus (Deadliest Catch) looks good, and the old Jersey Diner Guy in me can't ever turn down a chance to eat inside an old bus or railcar. $2 fish tacos, ceviche and a bunch of specials and other items. SW Pizza was closed, they do a 'tortilla pizza' thing.
The fondue cart (Fon-due-it) is now up and running, they had a special 'fondue w/ veggies and choice of meat over pasta shells' mac & cheese thing today. I was actually leaning toward trying that but I had to sate my burrito craving instead.
The game burger cart (Over the Top) had rabbit, elk and bison burgers ($9) and a regular cheeseburger (6.5). Definitely want to try the rabbit one of these days.
Van Schnitzel's does a pork or chicken schnitzel sandwich (after being spoiled by Tabor's Scnitzelwich, I doubt I could ever eat any other kind again), brat sandwiches and schnitzel plates.
Bayou Fixin's had an alligator sauce piquante special.
The other mini-pod 2 blocks down on Division at 48th had a couple good finds, too. Havana Cafe looks interesting, and the Mexican cart next door (didn't catch its name) does a Torta Milanesa. I think I'll do those two before I get back to A La Carts again.