Last weekend my sister invited my mom and I to downtown. Usually when we go its because we are in search of something. This particular instance we were in search of a spoon. I'm not talking about any regular ordinary spoon, that would be crazy. See my sister was in search of spoon that would be long enough and wide enough to reach the bottom of a huge pot of posole. A spoon that would scoop the ideal proportion of hominy, meat and juice. So on Saturday around 11:00 a.m. we jumped on the freeway and headed to downtown. I'm never one to object to a downtown trip so I was ready to go as soon as it was suggested.
In search of this special spoon our first stop would be 9th Street. This street is know for endless options of party supplies, cooking supplies and food vendors. Knowing that their would be a wide variety of street vendors, we skipped breakfast and decided to eat on 9th Street. The trouble would be deciding on what to eat.
Fruit in a cup, maybe for a snack? We'll circle back.
Ice Cream? We should probably have food first.
Garbanzo beans? Hmm that's an interesting option.
Shrimp and Cheese? That's an interesting combo.
Fruit juices, to quench your thirst?
Still need food before dessert.
I would normally go for a hot dog, but with so many options I decided to skip it this time.
I think Ice cream is a favorite on 9th Street.
Annnnd... I think we have a winner! We went with this vendor she had a wide selection of tacos, pupusas, quesadillas, gorditas, hot dogs and fruit juices.
I went with a Gordita! The lady gave me the option of putting whatever I wanted, so I picked carne asada as the meat, nopales, grilled onions, lettuce, green salsa, cheese, and sour cream. For a drink I had strawberry juice. It was the PERFECT meal!!! Insert drooling emoji.
My mom went with a pupusa.
My sister went with pupusa, taco and for a drink she had the spinach pineapple juice. Needless to say we were all happy! So our spoon search continued.
Yes, those are reindeer piñatas on top of a crate of toilet paper.
If you are planning a Mexican theme party, 9th Street is the place to go!
Or if you are having any type of party that requires a piñata, 9th Street is the place to go!
Once we found the special posole spoon we went to the fashion district and did some shopping and then headed home. On our way home we saw the most beautiful sunset. It should be noted that the sunset photo has no filter.
If you would like to see my other downtown post check these out:
6. Museum Day
P.s. These photos were taken on my iPhone and edited with a Color Story app.