|Juanita's Pupuseria Restaurant|
My wife and I walked her to school and then hit the road for a full day date in a neighboring town where we are in the process of relocating too because of my wife's job. We did some shopping for some supplies, got the batteries replaced in my watch and checked out a small but pretty neat airpower museum a few miles outside of town. I will try to write about that in a later post because on this post I want to talk about lunch.
I've lived relatively near this town my entire life. I was born thirty miles away, my parents though living 50 miles away, shopped there because it was about the nearest place from the farm with shopping available. Then after a stint in college and seven years of jobs that took me away, I ended up living just twenty miles away from it. I say this to show that I am no stranger to the town and thought I knew of all the places one might eat there. But in an effort to broaden my taste bud horizons, I did some internet searching and found a place that I had never eaten at. As it turned out, it was actually in a town another thirty miles away and I hadn't noticed that. Fortunately, I had written down a second place named Juanita's Pupuseria as a backup.
Although I knew the address and knew about where it was, I for the life of me couldn't picture it. In fact, we drove by twice before I finally spotted the bright orange store front you see at the top of this post. Begs to be discovered but in the urban clutter of the street, it was hard to spot. You will have to take my word on that since I didn't get a wider shot of the area.
The restaurant was the very definition of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant. You walk in the door and the entire place was only ten feet wide and maybe forty feet deep. Half of the eight feet was an enclosed kitchen, counter and food prep area and there were a half a dozen booths on the opposite walls. That was it. A younger me would have just probably turned and walked out but the older me said, heck, Columbus took a chance and so perhaps should I. We were also the only people in the place beside Juanita, her husband, son and grandson.
|Camarones En Salsa Roja Con Arroz y Frijoles|
|Mojarra Frita Con Arroz Y Frijoles|
So we found a new place to eat in our future home town and I'm pretty excited. I can't wait to order a few more of those pupusas when I am close to home so I don't have to worry about them sitting in a car for the rest of the day while we held our Valentine's Day date.
|El Salvadorian Artwork|