Border Grill has been on my radar for a while – with celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger serving up critically acclaimed “modern Mexican cuisine” since the 80′s, I snatched up the Living Social deal the morning the email appeared
There’s restaurants in Santa Monica, Vegas, and even a food truck – but we went to the downtown location for an early dinner
All I’d eaten all day was half a ‘loupe and some candy, so I was ready to grub! Inhaled the majority of these freshly fried tortilla chips
3 kinds of salsa (my favorite was the smoky chipotle one)
Abe and I ordered a few vegetarian dishes to share
Quinoa Fritters, which won “Top Chef Masters” (here’s the recipe)
Green Corn Tamales
So incredible. Surprisingly sweet. I left off the sour cream side and stuck to the salsa fresca
Also steered clear of the white stuff on the Market Vegetable Quesadilla, but used plenty of guacamole
Stuffed with roasted poblano, shrooms, corn, chipotle and 3 cheeses (manchego, panela, and cojita)
Really delicious, and the servers couldn’t have been sweeter! We were both full but “needed” to order more to fulfill the Living Social $40 tab, so we asked for a Banana Cream Pie to go.
We’ll have to wait for another time to cross the border on that one, though. I’m still stuffed!
P.S. – Another great group coupon today for Jamba Juice froyo – unfortunately not for the one on Larchmont though