If you like Mexican food - you need to come to visit my little Georgia town. We have an abundance of Mexican restaurants. There's so many that you could eat at a different Mexican restaurant every night for a week and still not hit them all. 🌮 Don't get me wrong - I love participating in taco Tuesday as often as possible but I also wouldn't mind having a decent Italian or Thai restaurant in town.
Apparently, I'm not the only person who thinks that these 16 square miles in central Georgia is saturated with nachos and margaritas. One of the largest restaurants in town, specializing in gourmet street tacos, has recently made the decision to move away from Mexican food and transition to a new "Southern Style" menu. Why compete in the super competitive Mexican food market when you could offer the only upscale Southern cuisine in town?
The coolest part of the menu transition is that the restaurant is asking locals to come and sample the new food and provide feedback. Sign me up for that!! 🤣 I was able to secure a couple of tickets to a Tuesday night tasting a couple of weeks ago. My sweet husband and I were able to try all of this amazing food.
The transition to the new Southern style menu will take a few months but I'm excited about the prospects. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the food samples that I ate that night but... I did miss out on taco Tuesday.😅 So this week, I'm not missing out on our weekly Mexican feast. This week, I'm making taco rice. It's amazing and delicious.
2 cups sushi rice
3 1/2 cups water
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1 ounce taco seasoning
2 Tablespoons ketchup
2 Tablespoons mirin
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon instant dashi (I couldn't find this in the grocery store so I just left it out.)
1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup salsa
Top with cheese, lettuce, avocado, salsa and lime wedges.
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