Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mini Foodventure #132: Tacos, Strawberry Shortcake and Coffee in Silver Lake

This past Sunday was just one of those afternoons where I wanted simple, good eats; taking a cue from the double-blog-rave-within-24-hours from Dylan of Eat Drink n Be Merry and Pat of Eating L.A., I hauled myself to Sunset Junction to pay a visit to Ricky's Fish Tacos cart.

Ricky's Fish Tacos in Silver Lake
For better or for worse, him prepping the taco was the only photo I snagged during the whole time (they were simply too tasty for me to pause, even for pic-snapping!) Freshly battered and fried, the delicately flaky, crispy pieces of basa were wonderfully paired with the fresh pico de gallo, crunchy cabbage and zesty salsas and crema (EDnBM has a great play-by-play, in photos and words, of the whole process.)

Two of these at a very reasonable $2.50 each made for an absolutely satisfying brunch on the corner of Sunset & Hyperion; it's right across from Intelligentsia, but my sweet jaws took me and my brunch companion to LA Mill -- where we followed up with an equally simple-yet-divine strawberry (and mango) shortcake and their signature blanco y negro, a chilly, intense layered parfait of coffee granita and vanilla bean ice cream -- reminds me of a chillier version of the iced French-style coffee that Vietnamese eateries serve. Purely delightful for a warm August day.

Per Pat (whose blogpost is taped to the front of his cart!), Ricky's fish tacos cart will be across from Intelligentsia Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. (look for a rainbow-colored umbrella), though he hinted that he may be moving locations within the neighborhood in the next few weeks. To get the latest deets, follow his twitter account.


e d b m said...

are you dreaming about them?


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