Jan 12, 2009, 5:31 PM
Post #8 of 20
Yesterday, Sunday, after all the menudo talk, the hankering got me to Jalisco’s Mexican restaurant where so many others and I keep that place crowded for good reason, their menudo and food is delicious.
It’s not a fancy restaurant, it’s a get down to the business of eating restaurant without all the bells and whistles. Of coarse when I signed in, the wait was about 10 minutes, but while waiting, it became abundantly clear the menudo was being ordered from many tables in the restaurant and even to-go.
Surprisingly, most of the large bowls of menudo were being sprinkled with copious seasonings offered at each table by a sort of Lazy Susan type tray/dish with all you would need to season it, including a nice size bowl of limons and a very nice covered container to keep the tortillas de maíz nice and hot, most of this was being done by women eating.
The owner operator, a woman in her fifties, waited on me, we rang up a conversation, and I told her about someone commenting on a blog that most menudo eaters are those machismo types and she apparently thought it hilarious because she broke out laughing, as if I had just cracked a joke.
She looked me straight in the eyes and with a glint of toy-fullness, pointed her finger at the female patrons and said, I’ve been serving menudo for 20 years, and what you see is what you get - more woman love menudo than men.
I asked her, do you put tripas in your menudo and she quickly replied, O’NO, we put nice pieces of tripe, which is the first stomach lining of the pig. We have many customers we do special orders for that ask for much more than the tripe, some ask for pigs feet and other kinds of meat or ask for more maiz (hominy).
She was very friendly and I think we became even better friends. She even sent me una fría (ice cold cerveza) on the house. I had a good time and the menudo was very, very good and so was la fría that went with it...
(This post was edited by Oscar2 on Jan 13, 2009, 12:11 AM)