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Mexican Yums & Wegmans Love

I have another dinner from our road trip that I want to share.

I usually don’t like Mexican food, but last Thursday (I think?) night it was late when we got into Tulsa (Oklahoma) and I didn’t feel like making an effort to find a good place. We decided to go to Monterey’s Little Mexico restaurant right near the hotel. (Funny how we went to another restaurant called Monterey the night before.)

We started off with free chips and salsa (score!):

 Mexican Yums & Wegmans Love

I can’t find what I ordered on the online menu, but here it is:

 Mexican Yums & Wegmans Love

It was a grilled chicken breast with a side of rice and beans, plus sauteed veggies. I don’t like beans so I asked for extra veggies instead. But I kept the rice – it was delicious (I usually hate rice). I actually finished this whole plate. Bobby got this gigantic margarita:

Favorites on both sides of the US

Bobby’s cousins are so sweet. I’m going to miss them a lot. On our last night in California (Monday, November 9th) we went out together to Blue Mango (our favorite restaurant) in Santa Clara. Blue Mango is a Thai restaurant and they have a separate vegetarian menu (I haven’t used it in a while). We shared a bunch of dishes…

Appetizer: Heavenly Stuffed Wings – de-boned chicken wings stuffed with ground chicken, silver noodle, cilantro, water chestnut and black mushroom. They came with this great sweet dipping sauce. This was kind of scary at first (fried! processed! breaded!) but the deliciousness made up for it.

 Favorites on both sides of the US

For dinner we shared 4 dishes. The Blue Mango Fried Rice – a big house special: chicken fried rice topped with sweet garlic pork.

 Favorites on both sides of the US

The Green Curry – eggplant, bamboo, and bell pepper are soaked in coconut milk, with a hint of basil (cannot be mild).

Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

You all know how much I heart Foodbuzz. Now look at all these awesome samples that I heart as well (from the afternoon tasting). I can’t possibly post everything I tried, but here are the pictures that came out well.

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

Brandi‘s Stuffed French Toast:

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

Sabrina‘s Egg White Veggie Frittata Muffins:

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

Frog Hollow Farm‘s dried fruits (and Warren pears! So amazing).

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

Frog Hollow Farm also had a variety of chutneys and conserves, which were incredible. This was my favorite booth of the afternoon.

Some kind of shrimp and scallop ceviche from Fuego (can’t find a link):

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

A cool table with non-traditional shortbread made by Botanical Bakery:

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

Handmade marshmallows (pumpkin was one of the flavors) by Gateau et Ganache:

 Foodbuzz Festival: So many yums (tasting)

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