Saw Killer Joe at 11am, let's call it "bracing"? Not perfect, but the 2nd half just spirals furiously into an awfully dark and awfully funny endgame, super well-written, and yes I had to peek through my fingers twice towards the very end out of actual, visceral fear. I'm not even going to talk about the chicken leg. We left the theater a bit giddy and weirdly satisfied, like after a real-life rollercoaster ride.
Then: it was $2 Taco Tuesday at Barrio Queen, so, yes, all tacos $2. We had, uh, 10 of them between the two of us. If memory serves, they would be:
- chicken/chorizo/poblano/pine nut cream
- nopales/fried egg
- fried fish/slaw
- fried shrimp
- cochinita pibil
- al pastor (pork + pineapple)
- another fried fish
- another fried shrimp
- rajas (roasted peppers)
My first taco (chicken/chorizo) was the reason we had ten of them, it was perfect. There were some disappointments (huitlacoche, boring; rajas, unpleasantly bitter), but the eight good ones were really good.