What's New/Good at Taste 2009?
I'm going to Taste this week - I know, it's crowded, messy etc. But I was raised going to Taste and I think it's fun despite all that.
I have my usual strategy - go pre/post lunchtime, take the train, bring water, napkins, etc.
What's especially good and new this year? I'm intrigued by the frozen popcorn ball especially because it's a Richard Blais idea. That burger with the polish on it sounds messy but possibly very good too.
Thanks for any reviews and tips.
Hi! I've been on Friday, Monday, and today since I work a block away and I actually like. Mind you, my work does have an annual Taste of (my work) and they pay for tickets so I got had a lot left over to play with
Garrets:" Popcorn Ball - watch it being made. Don't get it. Once the initial WOW factor is over you left with a sweet carmel popcorn ball that is kind of hard to eat.
Adobo Grill: Cochinia Pibil Tacos were especially filling and really tasty and fresh tasting. 9 tickets
Arya Bhavan: Samosa was pretty good - 4 tickets
Bacinos - stuffed spinach (this is a personal favorite as I never get it outside of the Taste so lay off naysayers) 8 tickets/4 tickets for taste sample
BJ'S Market - taste portion of the mustard fried cat fish. 4 tickets. Big portion. Get it with the hot sauce.
Blue Bayou - Banana Foster Biters were an unexpected treat. Not over cloying in sweetness. 3 pieces so good for sharing. 4 tickets
Buona - had leftover 3 tix and no time to search so got the mini-cannoli. Search for better options! LOL
Costas - Loukaniko (Greek sausage). Taste portion is an entire link in a warm pita. Surprisingly good. 4 tickets
The Grill on the Alley - Both taste portions are well worth it. and didn't skimp on the "higher" end ingredients. The salad a nice amount of blue cheese and wasn't all lettuce. Very refreshing. Gazpacho was out of this world. 4 tickets
Sabor Latino - Jibarito was barely edible. I threw away most of it. Stiff, chewy, and blerg. Waste of a 4 tickets.
And that is that.