Some restaurants just tell you outright "no photos". Others, like the Beach Burrito Company in Newtown, turn the lights down real low and use orange tinged lamp shades to give everything a "certain glow". Like that's going to stop me taking photos. I'm a blogger on a mission!
So let me present you my very orange looking Mexican dinner. The food at Beach Burrito Company was pretty tasty so please look past the fact that the food looks like it's come out of a nuclear meltdown - it's the lighting, not my photography skills...I swear! Oh look, there's an orange looking (but tasty) Margarita. These things are pretty toxic - I was pretty "happy" but the end of dinner I can tell you. Wheeeeeee!
I'm dining with The Baking Lady From Work (TBLFW), her son (who looks a lot like one of the Super Mario Bros) and the BLFM's sister. We're here on a Cudo, or Living Social or Spreets or something voucher deal which allows us to order four entrees AND four mains. Explode!
TBLFW insists we order the Jalapeno Poppers ($10.00) and they are GREAT - green Jalapeno's stuffed with cream cheese which are then crumbed and fried. We also order some corn chips with guacamole (awesome guacamole - really "limey"), corn chips with salsa and a Cheese + Pico Quesadilla ($10.00) for good measure. The Quesadilla is big enough for a main meal which means we're all struggling when our mains do arrive.
For my main I decide on the Grilled Fish Burrito ($13.95) which is huge and delicious. The grilled fish is perfectly charred which adds a unique level of flavour to the burrito. As much as I loved my burrito I have to admit I had food-envy when I saw TBLFW's (not-orange in real life) Burrito Bowl. I know what I'm having next time. Super Mario ordered a serve of pretty epic looking Nachos ($9.90 for a small serve) - again I have food envy.
Beach Burrito Company is at 1A Bedford Street, Newtown (in between The Hub and the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre). They have other locations in Sydney also.
(Hey Super Mario - where are we going for our next dinner date. I'll be nice, I promise)???