Friday, March 25, 2011

Another Goodbye

A few of us got together at Adelitas, a restaurant and bar a bit out of the Puerto Vallarta downtown area.

Las Adelitas

This time it was Bill and Marcie, me and the Mysterious Chinese Woman joining Tom and Bella for dinner.  Although none of us were actually leaving right away, it was unlikely that we would be seeing Tom and Bella again before we departed.  They have a place of their own here and don't stay in our compound.  And they will be heading for Wisconsin in a couple of weeks.

The Las Adelitas here just opened recently but they have had a restaurant in Guadalajara since 1987. Adelita was a legendary woman who participated in the Mexican Revolution in 1910. La Adelita did really exist, although some have suggested she was a he whose real name was Altagracia Martínez and was nicknamed Adelita by Pancho Villa. Today the term "Adelita" is used to refer to all the female soldiers who participated in the Revolution.

Real Las Adelitas

And once again, kids, you can thank Bar Man for providing you with a little factoid that is sure to impress you parents, who probably are too busy to read my blog.

As you can imagine, the decor of Las Adelitas has a Pancho Villa and Revolution them to it.

Comin' At You

There was a nice little outdoor courtyard in the back, although we opted to sit in the more enclosed area.

The Courtyard

They have a nice bar and quite an impressive selection of beers. Mostly Mexican, of course, but some which I had never heard of before.

I Chose A Victoria

There menu was heavy on grilled food, skirt steaks, ribs, chicken and fish, but they also had a dynamite lamb stew.

The Grilling Area

Before ordering, though, we had to have our drinks. The Mysterious Chinese Woman was pleased to see they had a menu just for her.

A List For Lushes

After ordering a Minerva beer, the strongest and most expensive beer on the Lush List (a whopping 45 pesos and 6.1%) she settled for the lamb stew.

The Stewed With Her Stew, And Bella Looking On

Oh, I am being much to harsh. The Mysterious Chinese Woman conducted herself with great dignity, for the most part.  And, if I had not already had Minerva (the beer) before I might have ordered it as well.  It is one of the few, if not the only, micro-brewery beers here in Mexico.

Marcie and Bill shared a mixed grill plate that had both ribs and chicken and it was still almost two much for them.

Marcie And Bill

Is it just me, or does Marcie always look like she is up to something?

And Let Us Not Forget Tom

I had the ribs and they came with a large piece of garlic bread, corn on the cob, coleslaw and beans. A mighty hearty meal.

Lip-Smacking Good

And I learned the difference between huevos and huesos.

A Bowl For My Huesos

Not Eggs, But Bones

Actually, huesos can also refer to more than just bones, depending upon the context, but in this case the context was pretty clear.

And so we had a wonderful meal and bid goodbye to Tom and Bella until next year. But no huggy pictures this time around, so you can relax.

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