*** I'm dedicating this first part of the post to FOY "Billy", who told me he was going to get his fix of lamb this weekend. I hope you did, Billy!
During the past week, the Missus told me She was in mood for a drive, but still staying within San Diego County. She also enjoyed the food I had brought back from Vamos a Texcoco. So we decided to head out to Vista for breakfast.
We arrived about ten minutes or so after opening, before the large families arrived. The Missus started with what She deemed a nice cup of Café de olla.
As on my previous visit, I ordered the Mixiote.
This tends to be quite assertive in flavor and the last time the Missus mixed my leftovers with the order of barbacoa and really enjoyed it. This time though, she had something else in mind.
She decided to go whole hog....errr.....lamb and order the lamb head. Which is a good choice for us. After being married so ling, there's a kind of interesting harmony in eating sometimes. The Missus loves the eyeballs, not my favorite thing. I like tongue....you but open the back and scrape all the meat out, not Missus' fave. I'm ok with brains, the Missus loves the texture, but doesn't care for the after taste, which is mildly minerally-fishy. Of course we both love the cheek meat....it don't get more flavor-packed than that stuff.
They also serve the head "boneless"....hey, I know a few who would qualify for that...ummm, sorry to digress. But half the fun is doing the scrapping of every single wonderful flavor packed portion of the lamb's head.
Since we had gotten there early and they weren't slammed, the folks serving us were so friendly and nice. We had a rather rich breakfast that kept us the whole day.
Vamos a Texcoco
950 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084
Open Daily 9am - 9pm
Now the round trip to Vista and back is over 60 miles for us, so I mentioned to the Missus that Vista had a Saturday Farmer's Market. It was fairly close to "Vamos" so we decided to check it out. We really enjoyed ourselves....as a plus, walking around a bit helped digestion as well. So here's a few photos from earlier today.
The Missus bought a 7 pound bag of Fuyu Persimmons ($10) and we got some natural dog treats for Da' Boyz. We loved the laid-back atmosphere. We'll be back.
Here's an interesting fact; established in 1981, the Vista Farmer's Market is the longest running farmer's market in San Diego County.
Vista Farmer's Market
325 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Saturday 8am - 1pm