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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Roundup #3

Is Mexican food good for you?

Just found this article on Yahoo! News about how the capsaicin found in jalapeno peppers may cause prostate cancer cells to "commit suicide:"

Chili's Heat Kills Prostate Cancer Cells

Shortly after that I found this article by Rick Bayless, who runs two Mexican restaurants in Chicago, about how he stays lean and fit even though he's eating all the time and even though much of what he is eating is Mexican food. I can relate to a lot of what he says, especially the part about watching Gilligan's Island re-runs.

Rick's Secrets to Good Food and Healthy Living

Rubio's Update

Went to the Rubio's at Harvard and Main in Irvine for lunch and got their featured crispy shrimp taco platter and added a carnitas street taco. Noticed they still have Vanilla Coke there even though it is no longer available on store shelves so if you like Vanilla Coke keep in mind it may be at a Rubio's near you.

Rubio's of Irvine

Rubio's Food

Upcoming Restaurants

Hoping to hit Taco Mesa in Ladera Ranch soon, Cafe El Cholo in La Habra, and Agave Mexican Grill in Rancho Santa Margarita soon. Who knows where fate will actually lead me though. And I'm always open to suggestions. For tomorrow I am planning on staying true to my Irish heritage and getting a Shamrock Shake from McDonald's and watching Darby O'Gill and the Little People.

3 comments:

Kirk said...

Hi Christian - I've eaten so much capsaicin, that I should live forever, right???? Of course I'm also taking no chances and eating as much garlic as I can get, as well......

Anonymous said...

So happy to have come across your site. The Taco Mesa you are looking for is on Crown Valley, in the Albertsons' parking lot (corner) - right across the bridge leading into Ladera from the 5 fwy.

Other suggestions - Los Golderndias - new location at Alica and Jeranimo (behind AM/PM). And our cheap favorite - Albertacos on Margaruite across from the Lexus Dealer, next to Starbucks.

ChristianZ said...

Kirk,

Here's to capsaicin and garlic!

anonymous,

Thanks for the directions and the suggestions. Sounds like you know the area well. Definitely going to try to make it Taco Mesa, Los Golderndias, and Albertacos. Also, if you ever feel like submitting a review, don't be shy.