Friday Links

This is my 1,000th post. Yee haw.

  • 44% of Missourians say they buy artisanal cheese at least once a week.
  • Las Margaritas (across from Rock Bridge H.S., on Corporate Lake) is for real, guys. Like, serious pressure on La Terraza in south Columbia real. Highly recommend the cochinita pibil tacos…and the molcajete’s better that La T’s.
  • Jose Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant is open at the Ice Chalet Galactic Fun Zone Lazer Lanes building.
  • In movies, I highly recommend the beautifully animated and scored “A Monster in Paris” for the whole family.
  • Even better – though not for the whole family – is “Django Unchained.” Love him or hate him, Tarantino always makes interesting films. Dialogue, music and dark comedy…plus, the bad guys always get theirs in the end. 100% recommend.
  • Rodents of Unusual Size are eating Louisiana.
  • Karl Welzein has written an ad he wants to run by Anheuser-Busch’s marketing team.

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

8 thoughts

  1. Hey there – so where is Las Margaritas? Someone *smile* needs to tell them putting their address on the rolling picture screen doesn’t work because some of us more impatient people might not want to scroll through the pictures of delicious foods. <– OK, yes, I'll admit there is something wrong with me, but all I wanted was a location and it took several minutes for the pics to load and the pictures to scroll to find out 'YES! There is an address and it's … wait for it to come around again!"
    Otherwise, thanks for the recommend. Good Mexican food is always great news.

  2. Congrats on the 1000th post — yes, the address should be there along with the other listed info (it’s not rocket science) — not sure about a “Mexican” restaurant that has “Oriental Shrimp” on the menu and lists their salsa verde as “tomatillo sauce” and what is this only being able to get Pepsi (gag) products at Mexican restaurants? I stopped off and picked up a menu at Jose on Friday and have to say it looks promising — will be checking it out soon because their address is listed on the menu…

  3. I took a look at Las Margaritas’ menu. I’ll need some convincing that the place is any different from [insert name ending in vowel here]: meat, red sauce, beans, iceberg and “guacamole,” smothered with Velveeta or something like it.

    Is there a decent mole’ anywhere in this town? I’m by no means an expert on Mexican food, but…

  4. Frank,

    On the JJ menu – they list a chicken dish with a mole’ — I haven’t been there yet and since I don’t eat meat — I won’t be trying that particular dish, but please let me know if you check it out before I do!

  5. I went to Jose Jalapeno’s for lunch today. It is owned by members of the family who owned the old Tolteca on Stadium that moved to Jeff. Same food and atmosphere as before.

  6. huberal:
    It’s Tex-Mex for the most part, but it’s good Tex-Mex, which is fine by me. Tastes just like we remember from the old Tolteca. They do have pozole and menudo now, but we just grabbed a couple of ordinary lunch specials. Fajita quesadilla and Chori pollo were tasty. Rice and beans were just there on the plate, but I don’t go out for Mex for those items. If you liked the old Tolteca or Mi Tolteca in Jeff, you’ll be happy. Big plus is that the staff and service are great.

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