Friday, July 20, 2012

Taqueria San Luis #2 and Costco Ice-Cream Bars: Our Weekly Open Thread

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 10:32 AM

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Just passing along two recent discoveries that will inflict minimal damage on your wallet: a superior take on the traditional lunch-stand taco, and a frozen treat that's also one sweet deal.

• The $1.50 tacos at Taqueria San Luis #2, just opened in the former Flatrock Cafe space at 2624 Nolensville Road. Connoisseurs claim the original San Luis, located just off I-24 on Harding Place, has the city's best tacos, with juicy chunks and shreds of meat from the blazing smokers out front that billow aromatic fumes across the neighborhood. Woodbine neighbors had been watching the new San Luis' progress closely, and it does not disappoint: The pork al pastor and pollo al carbon tacos are fantastic, spritzed with lime, dusted with cilantro and arranged on homemade corn tortillas. And the prices can't be beat: We served four adults and four kids a feast of chile rellenos, enchiladas, tacos, a quesadilla and a fine crimson-brown mole poblano for less than $25.

• The $1.50 ice-cream bar at the Nashville West Costco. Not an item found in the frozen-foods display, but available at the lunch counter located in the front of the store. It's a thick slab of vanilla ice cream on a popsicle stick dipped while you watch in a bath of chocolate coating. If you ask, they'll roll it in a bed of chopped almonds, producing a huge frozen treat with a half-inch crust of chocolate and toasted nuts. Next to this, a Dove is a mere titmouse.

Got a dirt-cheap delight you'd care to share? Let's open the gate on our weekly Open Thread and see — and feel free to share whatever's on your mind.

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