El Vez, Philadelphia Gluten Free
Happy 4th of July!
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Being the individual that I am, I typically don't spend holidays the "traditional" or expected ways. Instead, I like to do my own thing, whatever I am in the mood for I fly with it. For me, this typically involves my family and loved one.
This year, with the 4th landing on a Wednesday and not having the following day off work, I didn't want to do anything too extravagant. I had hoped to sleep in, but..... that never happens. Instead, I laid in bed while I accomplished a good bit of work that I had been previously trying to avoid. Then I headed to the city with a friend and we grabbed a movie - of course, what else would we have chosen besides Magic Mike. Let's be honest- I could watch this on a daily basis - ladies, you know what I am talking about.
Anyhow, after the movie we took a stroll through the Park Way (Philadelphia, PA) and then hunted (seriously, it turned into a project with a gluten free, dairy free, corn free, and one with Crohn's) for some food. After a long hunt, I turned my head and saw El Vez. It had been on my to do list for some time, so why not eat a Mexican dish on America's birthday?!
The El Vez virgins that we were, we headed in. We had the option to sit at a high-top table or wait 30 minutes, so we took the high-top. We had no idea that this table was in the most awkward area - behind the photo booth and in front of the stairs - AWKWARD!
Despite the awkward seating, the waitress was extremely accommodating, attentive, and clearly enjoyed her position.
I ordered the Tito Santana guacamole (mango, papaya, chipotle peppers, red and white onions) and asked to skip the chips and instead pile it over a bed of lettuce and top it with some hot sauce. This dish was amazing - I cleared my plate!
Dani ordered the Pibil pork tacos (slow roasted pork, avocado salsa, smoked jalapeño vinaigrette)
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After show downed those, she was craving the Macho Nachos (shredded steak, black beans, smoked chili salsa, crema fresca, white cheddar, monterey jack) so of course we had to order a plate of those as well.
This year was a terrific and probably my best 4th of July ever! Thank you to everyone that made it so special!