Eighth Day of Lent

It’s Thursday, February 26th.  That means it’s Throwback Thursday.  While, “Throwback Thursday” is a hashtag for old photos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (#ThrowbackThursday, or #tbt for short), Throwback Thursdaze is a great deal at Tijuana Flats.

First of all, I like Tijuana Flats because of their vast hot sauce selection.  I’m a hot sauce addict, with around 20 bottles of varying types, flavors, and strengths in my cupboard and fridge at any given time.  Tijuana Flats has a hot sauce bar while dining in, and you can take little containers home with you when taking out:

Hot sauce bar at Tijuana Flats

Hot sauce bar at Tijuana Flats

On Throwback Thursdaze, Tijuana Flats offers a deal on burritos – get one of their hefty stuffed burritos, chips, and a drink for $5.99.  I went with the beef burrito, all-the-way:

Beef burrito to go

Beef burrito to go

Another great non-bacon choice during Lent 2015.  Viva las Throwback Thursdaze!

Day 27 – Tuesday, April 1st

Today I woke up with a craving – so I hopped in the car to pick up 2 Wendy’s Baconators with cheese.  The first one went down well with a large Coke… nah, I’m just kidding.  Had to throw in some stupid April Fool’s joke in today, right?

Actually, like most Tuesdays, I like to head to Tijuana Flats for their “Tijuana Tuesdaze” special.  But today I wasn’t in the mood for their special – in fact, I wanted to try something that I’ve seen on their menu but never considered… until today.  Since it’s April Fool’s Day, why not fool myself into thinking that I’m at a Mexican taco stand?  So today I’m trying their street tacos.  Now any self-respecting taco fan knows that the tacos they shell out at a lot of restaurants and fast food joints are “American tacos” – you know, the kind with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and maybe even sour cream, all in a crunchy shell.  I actually like street tacos better – the ones that come in a soft corn tortilla with nothing but meat, onions, and cilantro.  So I decided to give Tijuana Flats’ version of street tacos a shot.

Street tacos at Tijuana Flats

Street tacos at Tijuana Flats

First of all, they’re the biggest street tacos I’ve ever seen.  They put tomatoes in theirs – that’s okay with me.  The steak was flavored nicely and they were definitely filling.  Overall, not bad – I don’t know if they beat some of the taco stands in the area, but they are closer to my condo than any other place, so that’s a major plus.

Day 6 – Tuesday, March 11th

Instead of pondering over what kind of breakfast meat to eat today, I decided to wait a couple hours and have a late breakfast – or early lunch – at my favorite Tuesday place, Tijuana Flats.  Like many restaurants, they have a “taco tuesday” special.  There’s is called “Tijuana Tuesdaze” – 2 tacos, chips, and drink for five bucks and change.  Add a draft beer and your looking at eight bones… not bad!  Bonus – you have 15 hot sauces to choose from, and none of them are made of bacon.

Tijuana Tuesdaze and a Bud Light

Tijuana Tuesdaze and a Bud Light

Later that afternoon, I held some business meetings at my favorite happy hour join, Salt7.  It’s an upscale restaurant featuring prime steaks, sushi, raw bar, cocktails, remarkable wines and nightlife…and during happy hour, they’ve got $3 drafts, $4 wines, $5 cocktails, and a happy hour menu with everything $7 and under.  Today I had the USDA Prime Sliders – they come on soft pretzel buns and a delicious dipping sauce

USDA Prime Sliders at Salt7

USDA Prime Sliders at Salt7

That damn sauce is so good, I’d put it on anything.  I wonder what how bacon would taste dipped in the stuff…well, I guess I won’t be able to find out for another 40 days or so.