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Super Bowl Sunday: Look what’s on the menu

Super Bowl Sunday a la Mexicana: birria, Corona and Super Bowl on Televisa

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Birria at “El Hoyo”

We had birria yesterday at my favorite spot in Aguascalientes called Birreria El Maguey.  We never remember the name and just call it “El Hoyo” meaning “the hole” in Spanish.  Because, up until recently the place was just the that, a hole in the wall.

 The place is like a building in ruins with old photos and some ranch paraphernalia.  From the outside, the place does not get your attention at all but it has, in my opinion, one of the best plates of birria available in Aguascalientes.  I always ask for a plate with mixed meat (dark and light) with “machito”.  Although people would tell you otherwise, machito is not male genitalia :P.  It is fatty meat that has been stuffed into intestine, similar to a sausage, that is served along with the birria.  To top off the dish, it is covered with a red sauce and onions.  Other condiments usually available are oregano (or cilantro), lime, chili serranos… all served with fresh corn tortillas.  

I give the birria at Birreria El Maguey a 5 out 5.

Birria El Hoyo

New CPU and Chipset Launch, Tacos

Today I got off to an early start (4:30AM) to catch a bus to Guadalajara where Intel Corporation would be launching its new Core i7 Processor along with it new X58 chipset.  We were invited to attend this in MiPC’s Plaza de la Tecnologia branch store.  

They also took advantage of the launch to inaugurate special modules within their stores to promote new technologies.  MiPC kicked off this event with mini tournament of head-to-head Halo 2 for people who registered.  We were one of the sponsors and also launched our new X58B-A motherboard.  The turn out was modest but, nevertheless, the trend is a pleasant one for the market.  We are happy to see growth and interest in the segment.

After which, I then went to train a new Product Manager we have in a local distributor on our product line.

Wrapping up and calling it day I decided to have a dinner (I skipped lunch) at a local taqueria which I had visited before.  I had several cachete (beef cheek), carnaza (steamed pork) and pastor (marinated pork) tacos and a Coke at Pastor del Sol.  Place has really tasty tacos.  I give their selection a 4 out of 5.

Menudos Coco

Saturday morning my wife and I were craving some menudo, a Mexican delicacy, typically known to cure the common hangover. Neither of us was hungover… just in the mood.

Menudo is a soup made with broth, beef stomach (tastes better than it sounds) and chili spices. It is best accompanied by more chili sauce (to kick it up a bit), chopped cilantro, oregano, chopped onion, red peppers, lime juice and tortillas. There are other variations which are white menudo (red seen here) and also with hominy (the northern variation).

The soup is slightly greasy and also very spicy (depending on your taste).

From time to time I like to indulge and being by first visit to Menudos Coco they had a really tasty dish. I give it a 4.5 out of 5.

 


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