Despite how things might sound, we don’t get out a whole lot, just Mike and I. Partly because of life and stuff, and being the parents of a 10 year old who would rather go to McDonald’s – but also because my job involves a whole lot of cooking. So lately we’ve been making an attempt to get out more, investigate new places and taste new things, and at the same time support our (currently stressed-out) independent restaurants. Of course eating out can be pricey, so as believers in both love and money we’ve been seeking out ways to try new spots without spending too much. Here’s how we’ve been attempting to maintain a manageable Visa bill.
They’ve been popping up around the city, offering great deals to bring people in before the dinner rush – we used to go to Cibo all the time after school (they have $5 pizzas weekdays between 3-5) but recently stumbled onto happy hour at Native Tongues, the new(ish) taqueria on 12th Ave beside the Beltliner Diner. Their happy hour and late night menu are available from 2-5 and 11-1, and you can get one of their antojitos (traditional street and market foods) and a beer for $15.
They make their own corn tortillas and everything too, of course. And the guac is amazing. But.
I know it sounds crazy, but even though they specialize in tacos, the burger is my new favourite thing at Native Tongues. (Also: their donas -homemade glazed doughnuts.) I mean, just look at it – it’s smaller than your typical restaurant burger, with two patties, melty cheese and a brioche bun, packaged up with chips drizzled in not-too-hot sauce. (And when we went last week it was their Mealshare item. Bonus!)
That burger though. (And the red drinks? Hibiscus water!)