How to Turn a Chinese Restaurant into a Mexican One in Two Simple Steps

Why throw away a perfectly nice painting when you can turn your pandas into Mexican pandas?

Need to turn a Chinese restaurant into a Mexican one?

EASY! Just add some sombreros –and trenzas– to the pandas on your wall paintings, and… boom! You got yourself a Mexican-themed establishment!*

That is exactly what the owners of El Sol Restaurant in Harrisonburg Virginia did –making this already the best thing this blogger has encountered in 2018.

P.S. Did you notice the cacti growing and red chili sprouting from the trees? 🌶

Via: Reddit. Hat tip @ConAudifonos

This Restaurant in Des Moines Lets you Make your Own Burrito, Because Des Moines

I don’t know who did this, but they shouldn’t be making their own food.

It’s too bad Cosmo Kramer never fulfilled his idea of a cook-your-own-pizza-pie pizzeria. But you can thank Jaime Herrera, of Des Moines, for Happy Burrito, an “innovative” Mexican restaurant where you can build your own burritos. Yes, because really, how hard can this be? Plus, you are in Des Moines, so there’s probably not a whole lot to do there anyway.

But I digress. The point is that this thing is now open and surely pleasing the denizens of Des Moines (even though some of them have absolutely no idea of how to prepare anything.)

Via: Des Moines Register

New Mexican Restaurant in Harlem Features a $17 Tostada Appetizer, Because Why Not?

“Oso: Our prices are not as minimalist as our decor”

Awww, the wonders of gentrification!

I remember when you could just go have a simple, no-frills, $1 taco around my neighborhood. But these days the Hamilton Heights-West Harlem area is rapidly filling up with posh, mostly unaffordable “ethnic” places, catering to a mostly non-ethnic crowd who has realized living uptown is not that awful after all.

Take Oso, a recently opened Mexican restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue, whose menu would be simply awesome (or should I say Ósom?) if the currency of its plates were in pesos and not dollars.

Take the “platos ligeros” or appetizers (below.) I mean, really? I don’t want to have to get a job in Wall Street to be able to afford a tostada. Give me a break, man.

tostada