Yesterday was my friend Aaron Hilliard’s birthday! A group of us gathered at Malo Restaurant in Silver Lake for a celebratory dinner.
The requisite Mexican meal starter:
Everything on the menu is a la carte, so we got two orders of the “salsa flight” to share
“Chewy chips” were requested – these are essentially undercooked tortillas. The LA Times warns that you will ruin your appetite mindlessly eating them.
They were right. Highly addictive. I consumed about 3/4 of the basket…
…and probably 1/3 of the “regular crispy” ones too!!!
Dunked in a lot of salsa – I favored the Chile Negro one, probably because it was on top…
…and because it had chocolate. Used some to flavor the side salad of cabbage, radish, and onion that came with my soup –
This is the chicken pozole
I was chipped-out and wound up taking most of it home
(Squeezed in a taste of Abe’s soyrizo burrito, though.)
I was even too full for dessert (yes, ya heard right) …
… mini cupcakes from Crumbs
Happy Birthday Aaron!!!