Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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The Dining Tourist

We got back from our latest Mexico trip last night. It was a great time.

I think that many of us who travel look forward to going out to lunch or dinner in a foreign land. It is an adventure every day and, if you are around an area long enough, you find favorite spots.

Oaxaca does not specialize in what many think of as typical Mexican food. You know, tacos, burritos, enchiladas. You can get those items but Oaxaca is better known for moles which are sauces. They range from spicy sauces. made with chiles, to one that is made of chocolate.

Below is a small cafe outside the main city of Oaxaca. We have, when touring ruins, dined here on two occasions and it is a great spot. In the back there are woodcarvers and you can watch them at work. Nearby is an artisan shop.

         

               

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 11 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 23 2011 05:31PM

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Tourism is important to Madison, my adopted hometown, and we have 9 independently owned restaurants in our vibrant downtown - with just 3700 people, thats a real bonus.

Posted by Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA (Coldwell Banker Lake Country) almost 8 years ago

Hey Steve.

 

Did you inspect any buildings while you were there? You might have left earlier. Hope you had fun, and did not have any 'revenge' digestively speaking!

Posted by Ray Wilson, NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector (Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation) almost 8 years ago

Steve, glad you are back. Sounds like you had another wonderful trip to Mexico!

Now, more importantly, where is Nutsy?

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 8 years ago

Andrea,

I am too upset to talk about Nutsy. He is still in Latin America. He has not been able to get out yet. I am counting on his ingenuity and superior intellect to get him back.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Moles are very good and can be used in a variety of ways.

My dog thinks moles are very good too, and, in her back yard, also uses them in a variety of ways...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Jay,

You so totally let down Nutsy, who is still in Latin America, that I am not conflabing with you lightly.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Steve, I was beginning to wonder if you were ever coming back---and I agree with Jay about the moles---nasty business---and don't taste as good a squirrel

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Hey, sending 500 clams was more than anyone else did.  What, that wasn't enough?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

WELCOME HOME STEVEN!

Sounds like a place my son would like as he loves all different sauces.

I don't care for moles though!

Posted by Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS, 'Helping You Make the Best Move" (ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

I agree with both Charlie and Jay about moles. Squirrel is a much better meat.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 8 years ago

I think that when you put the verb "conflab" into a present participle, it requires two "bs."

By the way, the Paypal account number you gave me didn't work, which is why I was forced, forced mind you, to send the clams. 

But, truly, I am sorry it didn't help.  My recommendation to Nutsy is to go to Tikal (or Ti'kal if you speak Mayan) and hide in a tourist's car.  This is a famous tourist destination for Americans.  Get into an American's car, go back to the hotel with them, hide in their luggage and come home.

I'm sure it will work.

The downside is that he could end up in Connecticut and have to knock on Jim's door for help.  Hey, did you hear about Jim's celebretory barbeque?  Something about moles, squirrels and coming out of the winter doldrums.  Sounds like a real shindig!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

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