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Jicama Slaw on Tacos, Good Memory

This past weekend I saw Anthony and Abby for Rich's birthday. That was nice. I mentioned that our experience at The Bad Bean Taqueria was shared with the world.

Abby reminded me that she enjoyed her meal, and wanted everyone to know. "The tacos came with jicama slaw," she said.

A little background on Jicama from Wikipedia:

The jícama (pronounced "hickama") is a legume native to tropical and subtropical Central America. It is cultivated for its edible taproot. The root's exterior is yellow and papery, while its inside is creamy white with a crisp texture that resembles that of a raw potato or pear. The flavor is sweet and starchy. It is usually eaten raw, sometimes with salt, lemon juice, and powdered chile.

Well, if you can just throw out that detail six months later, then the tacos must have been memorable.

World, now you know.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 by Jonah. Permalink for Jicama Slaw on Tacos, Good Memory

Beans OK, Burrito Was The Problem

When we first walked into Bad Bean, we were starving. Deliberations about lunch plans and getting lost on the way had all of our stomachs singing in rounds.

Usually, hunger only aides the liklihood that I enjoy a meal. This was an exception for three primary reasons unrelated to the flavor of my chicken burrito. Reverse order:

Three: The burrito was expensive. A burrito on a 12" tortilla (standard size for a large burrito) runs between $7.95 and $8.95. This includes sour cream, but not guacamole. I get it, tourist prices. Fine.

Two: The burrito was pitifully small, dwarfed by the size of the standard issue red basket. Pennies are used for scale.

One: Bad Bean was ready with the beans when we walked in the door, but was out of rice. Are you kidding me? No rice? Sure, we'll just wait 15 minutes until you cook up another batch.

Then, there was the food: average. Overall, the experience was quite a disappointment.

This Bad Bean Taqueria meal was rated: 2.7.

Monday, November 27, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Beans OK, Burrito Was The Problem

Welcome To Bad Bean Taqueria

Located in Corolla, within North Carolina's Outer Banks (Map), Bad Bean Taqueria is surrounded by surf and sand. Personally, I like my burritos served in the closest shoreline proximity possible, so Bad Bean has got the West coast setting without the lofty expectations of West coast Mexican food.

Fresh from the beach, Anthony, Emily, Abby and I wandered into Bad Bean after a needlessly long, wandering ride to find the place. Thanks Anthony.

Check out the menu here.

Monday, November 27, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Bad Bean Taqueria | Comments (2)