Friday, May 2, 2014

Jalapeños Mexican Grill and a Manhattan

Welcome to Jalapeños Mexican Grill where we had a pretty yummy lunch complete with margaritas.  We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty empty, but the staff was super friendly and attentive.  We originally based our decision on 2 things.  First, did they serve margaritas?  Seems to be a silly thing to consider, but when a lot of places here are BYOB, then those silly margaritas become important!  Secondly, we went with the place we thought would have the good white cheese queso like back home.  Needless to say, we thought we were accomplishing both, but sadly we were mistaken.  The margaritas were so refreshingly delicious and the food, despite not having the queso we were craving, was pretty scrumptious.  Another bonus is that apparently they will pick you up and take you home if you are planning on having one too many margaritas!  We will definitely go back, but are still on a mission to find our white cheese queso!      

The chicken chimichanga.

Kevin's usual sampler platter and their queso.  How does he stay so skinny?

The Jalapeños taxi service!

Kevin picked the Manhattan as our first drink to try out.  If you are familiar with Manhattans, I guess they are supposed to have a maraschino cherry, but we went to 3 stores and no one had them, so we did it without.  All in all, it was still pretty good, but like the queso, we are still on a mission to find the cherries!

Manhattan Cocktail (our version)

2 ounces bourbon
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
dash of bitters

I know these aren't the correct glasses, but we are working on that!

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