What better way to start a new era of blog posts than with a post about some of my favorite things. Enchiladas and Corn! My new (well, not so new now) job is right below Union Square as I believe I’ve mentioned before. I love Union Square, and I’m starting to familiarize myself with the restaurants in the area.
One day I met a few of my ex co-workers at Rosa Mexicano. I’ve been to Rosa Mexicano before, but it was in 2007 with my co-workers at the time and I didn’t eat Mexican back then. I remember being overwhelmed and confused about what to get. This time was very different. My indecision was based on how many things I wanted, rather than how many things I wanted to avoid.
I opted for the enchiladas, as I tend to do, but also realllllly wanted some corn on the side, so I talked my former coworker into splitting it with me. I decided on the mole sauce. I tend to choose red sauces over any other color sauce. Green, white, pink. I feel like the lighter sauces tend to be cream based and I’m hesitant to get involved with something that my stomach may react badly to. Unfortunately I forgot that mole sauce can be much heavier than the tomatillo sauce. When the Enchiladas arrived, I was intimidated by how heavy the sauce was and concerned that it would be too much for lunch. Then the side of corn arrived.
The corn was swimming in a white cheesy sauce. It was at this time that I decided I had possibly, no definitely, gotten 2 really heavy lunch time dishes. But of course that didn’t really stop me. No, what stopped me is a flurry of emails and texts that came across our cell phones.
MCA of the Beastie Boys had died. When you work in media, your world stops when celebrity news breaks, and this was big news. A majority of the group immediately started waving our cell phones in the air desperately trying to get reception. Although we were sitting in what appeared to be an open air room, none of us had service.
Now I was not only eating 2 really heavy dishes for lunch, I was going to be eating them quickly. What helped with this is that both of them were amazingly delicious. The enchiladas, although heavy, were flavorful and the chicken was nicely cooked. However, if I was going to get the Enchiladas again, I would probably opt for the tomatillo sauce instead.
Rosa Mexicano is good, they have a great happy hour special, and I’m a fan of the ambiance, but I still prefer Dos Caminos if I’m going to go out for high priced Mexican food.