Saturday, August 18, 2012

Habaneros Restaurant

My affinity toward unassuming establishments is really part of a greater world view.  I love to be surprised by life (in a good way).  It's a person I've pegged to be one thing and turns out to be something else entirely or a place I thought was simply four walls, but come to find out, it's a labyrinth of possibilities.  I love the Alice In Wonderland of life, but how does that relate to tacos?!
Habaneros is one of those places I'd assume to be nothing to write home about.  I'm so happy I was so wrong.  Located off a side street in Hatfield, it's a small space with a handful of tables and flamboyant Mexican decor on the walls.  I stumbled upon it on the internet in search of authentic, affordable mexican food and a BYOB.  I struck gold at Habaneros.
I have never had a disappointing meal there.  The atmosphere is casual.  The bang for your buck is phenomenal and we always go in with a six pack or bottle of wine.  Though, recently, they've started serving FREE MARGARITAS Monday through Thursday. They also offer a comprehensive Sunday brunch menu.  This works out well for me since I prefer to say, "Buenos Dias Domingo." with Juevos Rancheros.
Let me clarify.  There are two mexican restaurants I love:  Tamarindos and Habaneros.  Tamarindos is upscale, elegant, authentic cuisine derived from the Yucatan Peninsula area.  It's moderately expensive and amazing.  You either need a generally larger bank account than my own or a special occasion to go. Habaneros is none of those things.  It's the place I go to when I want great mexican, a real environment and I don't want to feel the guilt of dropping a large chunk of change.  So, if you're bank account and appetite looks anything like mine, you'll want to try this place out.

See photos of Habaneros here.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Color Me Rad Philadelphia 2012

Yesterday I paid good money to run three miles, have people throw neon powder on me and I loved every minute of if.  Color Me Rad is a national race tour that's revels in the fun of it all.  The course is the easy and ever popular Fairmont Park.  The atmosphere is lighthearted and absent of an overly competitive vibe;  making it a great bit of fun for anyone.  There are walkers, runners, dogs, kids - this truly is a race for anyone.
My heart could've melted as fathers and offspring ran exuberantly through bombardments of pinks, blues, greens and yellows with blissful smiles on all faces.  The sound of mom exclaiming to her young child, "More! More powder.  Make sure you get it all over!", couldn't have made me (and that child) happier.  Where and when else would these pint size kiddies be given carte blanche at making the mess of lifetime?
If you missed this race, be sure to catch it next year.  Or, better yet, check out the national schedule and pop in on a friend in another town.  Run the race together.  If you're young at heart you will not be disappointed.  Ataxophobes need not apply.

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