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Hello Velvet Taco.

August 4, 2015

On Saturday, the boy and I headed to Velvet Taco- a new taco place on Washington. I was intrigued. Especially because Torchys is one of my favorite places in the world and this is supposed to be it’s new competition. Two taco places in near vicinity to me? PLEASE.

We parked on a side street and hiked through some tall grass to get to this place because all the parking was full! And it was PACKED. Good sign, Velvet Taco. Good sign. I really enjoyed the industrial look they went for and the yellow ceiling. We grabbed a mexican coke & sprite and started to get excited for the food experience that was about to go down.

Now I am not known for being an adventurous eater- I will be the first to admit it. However in the past couple of years I’ve branched out. Turns out I like different kinds of food- who knew? So I ended up ordering the slow roasted brisket and the buffalo chicken taco. The boy got the taco of the day which was cajun paneer, and he also got the grilled flank steak. I have to say both of the beef tacos we got were pretty solid. I would definitely order them again. But it turns out that I don’t like buffalo chicken. Not Velvet Taco’s fault- just me learning my taste buds. It’s cool.

We also ordered a side of tater tots- which came with an egg on top! The boy was a big fan and I thought it was alright. No complaints. Overall seemed like a little better quality tacos, but they didn’t have queso! That was my biggest issue. Can’t compete with Torchy’s queso.

Have you been to Velvet Taco? What’d you think?

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Banana Party

August 3, 2015


In June my friend Sara had this idea to throw a banana party. I showed up late to the happy hour event and was asked if I would come. Uh- of course I will go to a banana themed party. Who wouldn’t?

Then it came up that the party’s date was a few days after my 25th birthday. So Sara asked me if I would like the banana party to be my birthday party.


We had the party at a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar called NJ’s. They have a marquee sign out front and Sara got them to write ‘Banana Time’ on it. So it was a thing. When you walked inside the bar- there were about twenty bananas standing around. Along with bananagrams, banana pens, banana trophies, and banana themed treats! Sara did her due diligence.

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It was honestly the best time. I got to spend the night with my ex-coworkers and some of my closest friends. Happy 25th to me!