Exploring a new destination can really work up an appetite. Okay, let’s be honest about it. Sometimes there are just so many great foodie spots that we have to find a way to squeeze in a few. That was definitely the case during our downtown excursion in Mobile, Alabama. Even though we weren’t really starving, the delectable aromas wafting out of Roosters were drawing us in. What the heck, we are always ready for a snacking moment and this place looked to give us something to taco bout.
I Found My Thrill
As we stood on the threshold of the entrance, we noticed a rather large chalkboard stating the special drink of the day. A standard margarita would usually be our beverage of choice, when consuming tacos. Today seemed like a good time to mix it up a bit and sample their Blueberry Margarita. Within a few minutes we were sipping on this fruity cocktail, while perusing the robust menu. This place may not be very old, but they have certainly made quite a splash on the foodie scene in Mobile.
Getting Our Munch On
We decided to do a little nibbling while we kept reviewing our taco options. An order of The Trifecta looked to be a good way to savor a selection of dips. A large serving of tortilla chips were the perfect vehicle to sample the trio of spreads. The Queso Blanco, Guacamole Fresca, and Roasted Tomato Salsa kept us occupied while our server saw to a group of customers who were just arriving. It seems like some other people had the same Happy Hour idea that we did.
Something to Taco Bout
While we could have probably been good with the trio of dips, we weren’t about to pass up some tacos. With ten varieties to choose from, it made our selection difficult. The idea of each getting one soon became a mission to split three different types. Our choices; (right to left) were Jerk Chicken, Carnitas Pork, and Grilled Mahi Mahi. The Jerk Chicken brings a taste of the islands with its Jalapeno cabbage slaw. Carnitas Pork relies on the sumptuous meat to provide the bulk of the flavor. The Grilled Mahi Mahi tasted like it was fresh from the sea. It was hard stopping at the halfway mark as we dined. These truly provided us something to taco bout.
Can You Have Roots and Wings?
While the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” would imply you can’t have both, we think you can. Our roots are firmly planted in our hometown of Kansas City, but we find the urge to spread our wings frequently. Visiting new destinations help us expand our education of North America. Mobile, Alabama is a city that begs to be explored. From the classic architecture to the historical significance, this Gulf Coast city has many things going for it. We’d just like to point out that it also has a ton of culinary treats awaiting visitors. Now that will give any visitor something to taco bout.
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