Art + Mexican Disco Fries = Fun on the Lower East Side


e=enigma at Gallery OneTwentyEight

I don’t get down to the Lower East Side very often, but whenever I make the trek it is well worth it! This weekend I headed down to see my friend Kaitlin’s current art show at Gallery 128 (128 Rivington, between Essex and Norfolk), e=enigma. Full of light, natural elements and pieces that will make you turn your head, this was one of the best art shows I’ve had the pleasure of viewing.

After an evening of art appreciation, and a little homemade sangria, we had worked up an appetite. We stumbled upon a low-key, half empty Mexican cantina, La Flaca. Given that it was a Saturday night, I didn’t have high hopes since we were one of only two tables, but I should have learned long ago not to judge a book by its cover (though I hate to admit that I love those hot pink books!)

Disco Fries

I think I’ve mentioned in past posts that one of my guilty pleasures is french fries topped with cheese and gravy. Well, I never thought that combination could get any better until we ordered the Mexican version. Think french fries meets nachos. A huge pile of nicely fried, not too greasy, fries topped with queso, tomatoes, onions cilantro and a spicy aioli. The four of us were fighting over the last fry!

And the rest of the menu didn’t disappoint. From the shrimp tacos, with a delicate hint of citrus, to the bold, smokey chicken enchiladas to the sweet and tart key lime pie, each item on the menu was a unique, mouthwatering combination of flavors that left us full and happy.

One Fish Taco, one Steak Taco with a side of rice and beans

The Beef Burrito is as big as your head

The Beef Tacos had a nice kick.

The Chicken Enchilada, flat like a quesadilla versus a traditional rolled enchilada, was one of the spiciest things I've ever eaten.

The Key Lime pie was tangy and sweet, with GREEN whip cream!

La Flaca
384 Grand Street (at Suffolk)
New York, NY 10002
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