While I was in San Francisco the Dungeness Crab season opened up. These prized crabs are very sweet and flaky and are a must to taste if you are in the area during the season. It runs from November until June every year. A few years back the fisherman decided to sell the crabs directly from the boat to cut out the middleman. So my friends and I headed down to the Half Moon Bay pier and stood in a long line to get a bag of these tasty beasts ($7/lb). All you do it look for a line of people in the marina, if there isn't one they are sold out. I highly recommend this adventure. The whole experience was very fun and the people in line were very fun to chat with.
If you are ever in Las Cruces, NM you NEED to try Andele. I have never had Mexican food any better than this in the USA!! I ordered the special pork taco plate and my dining partner had the posole. Both were outstanding in all regard. I have never had such simple dishes with depth of flavors that I experienced last night at Andele. They have a salsa bar including caramelized onions and pickled jalapenos where you can help yourself to any topping for your dishes you want. I particularly loved the tomatillo and jalapeno salsa. They served fresh, warm chips with hint of lime on them as you sat down. They replaced the chips with nice warm one when you finished the last bowl. I cannot say enough about this place. Attention to detail on food quality and taste at this restaurant is unparalleled.
Last night I went out with some of my C. elegans friends to a great Spanish Basque restaurant called Pinxto in Le Plateau area of Montreal.Read More