Sunday, September 28, 2008

Every Day Is Like Sunday

When I was talking to Mama Monkey on the phone yesterday, she said she hoped that I didn't "have any activities" today. She reads my blog and thinks that I "do too much."


We don't have any plans today, except to have our weekly meal with Little Monkey Niece tonight. But we did make a short neighborhood jaunt to pick up our Dodger playoff tickets from the closest Ticketmaster outlet, Ritmo Latino.
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Ritmo Latino is close to the old beautiful Bradbury Building.
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It's also across the street from Grand Central Market, where we grabbed a quick lunch to go.
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These are times when I'm glad I always have a little point-and-shoot with me. I don't really "do too much," as Mama Monkey puts it. I just happen to document even my most mundane errands.
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After surveying the premises, we decided on Sarita's Pupuseria today over my usual haunt, Tacos Tumbras a Tomas (which I highly recommend -- the gorditas are incredible).
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I agree with this little newspaper clipping. So much tastiness for so little money! The article is a bit dated, though. A pupusa now costs a whopping $2.40.
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The pupusas are made fresh to order. This pic is way blurry because the owner of the little stand was giving me the stink eye, and I rushed to snap.
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What can I say? I prefer asking for forgiveness instead of asking for permission.

We took our food to go and had a feast at home. Mr. Monkey, who is enamored with corned beef hash, was intrigued by the comparatively expensive salpicon ($7.25). It was ok, but I advise sticking with pupusas.
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Here's our stack of pupusas ($2.40 each) and accompanying curtido and hot sauce. We sampled four different kinds: shrimp and cheese, carne asada and cheese, chicken and cheese, and a revuelta (pork, cheese, and beans).
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One pupusa is enough of a meal for me, but I nibbled on a little of each for comparison's sake. Needless to say, we have lots of leftovers. I liked the shrimp and cheese the most today.


  1. Well you know I am already a pupusa fan... but I haven't had shrimp and cheese. Yum. I like any kind. And I love me some curtido.

    I saw this article in the NY Times this morning and thought of you. You've probably visited these places (or at least heard of them), but here ya go:

  2. I don't ask for permission either.

  3. I love that mama monkey reads your blog. I just got my mom an email address last week so I don't think she's going to find the internet anytime soon.

  4. Your mom reads your blog! Wow. My mom has no idea what an url is, let alone a blog address :)

  5. Best thing about jury duty: Langers. Second best thing about jury duty: Pupusas. I took a picture of the pupusa making woman too. On the sly. hee.

  6. i'm a firm believer in asking for forgiveness vs. permission.

    my mom reads my blog too. apparently, so do some other family members. this has ended up biting me in the ass a time or twelve.

  7. I love pupusas, and now I miss them. Our cleaning lady/family friend is from El Salvador and used to randomly show up with pupusas...sooo good. I like the revueltas but have never tried shrimp and cheese. All your pictures of Grand Central Market make me want to hop the next flight and eat til I burst.

  8. I think I would really like Grand Central Market! It makes me sad that this week I have to make separate stops at the cheese store, butcher, farmer's market, and liquor store!

  9. I need food like this closer to me. Or maybe I don't.


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