Date night at Fogo De Chao Brazilian rodizio style churrascaria steakhouse in Downtown San Diego. The only reservation that we could book on Friday was at 9:30pm because of Restaurant Week (we ordered from the regular menu which has the filet mignon and ribeye). The place was packed and according to our server it was the busiest that she had ever seen the place. Despite the crowds, the service was impeccable, the energy was fun and the gauchos brought the skewers quickly to our table. We had an excellent time.
We were in Mexico City last June and took an overnight trip to the city of Puebla, a Spanish colonial town established in the 1531 located in East-Central Mexico, whose historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is Mexico's 4th largest city. Believed to have been built with the help of angels, the city was called Puebla de los Angeles or "City of Angels".
We took Uber (our ride of choice in Mexico City) to the TAPO bus terminal then rode the Estrella Roja bus to the Capu bus terminal then hopped on a 20 minute cab ride to our hotel in the historic area of Puebla. The roughly 2 hour ride premier class ticket cost about $12 one way and the bus was clean, comfortable and felt safe.
Our first glimpse of the city was of stunning Baroque and Renaissance architecture painted in vibrant colors and dramatic talavera tiled facades. So beautiful!
We also visited because we heard that they are known for their dishes such as Middle Eastern inspired gyro style taco Arabe which were created by immigrants from Iraq who moved to the area after World War I, mole (one of my favorite dishes) and the cemita poblana, a massive meat, cheese, avocado sandwich in a specialty sesame roll.