El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill

This was my first time at this good ole spot right in Union Sq Somerville! Also my first time trying pupusas- what whatttt.

Yup. You heard it. A Somerville townie that has never tried pupusas. And pictured above are the infamous pupusas! They were just as amazing as I thought they would be. I mean, they’re tortillas STUFFED with CHEESE. Like, really stuffed with cheese. So stuffed, that when you pull it apart the cheese strings everywhere. You can choose from bean and cheese, cheese and loroco, or a mix of both. Starting at only $2 a pupusa, we ordered one of each.

Surprisingly, I think I enjoyed the bean and cheese more than the cheese and loroco. Not to say that it was bad- still packed with amazingly cheesey goodness. I ate half of each and honestly already felt a little full. Two of these bad boys could totally make a meal, at only $4.

Next, I ordered the Pollo ala Crema

El_Potro_polloalacremaI love anything high in cholesterol (who doesn’t)- cheese, fats, dairy, you name it. In that regard, ordering the pollo ala crema was just right.

“Tender chicken cooked in our homemade cream sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes, served with rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and flour tortilla.”

That chicken was SO tender and delicious. El Potro ain’t lying. The cream sauce was flavorful, a little on the salty side. Not dull like some cream sauces can be. The sliced avocado on the side was a great touch. YUM!

El_Potro_polloalacrema_closeupIt tasted just as good for left overs the next day too!

If you want some good, fresh, authentic Mexican food, pay a visit to El Potro. Not only will you be pleased, but you will also be supporting a family business!


I Have Died and Gone to Heaven

For my first post, I will pay homage to small batch donut shop Union Square Donuts in my hometown of Somerville, MA. It only felt right.

Never in my life have I had a donut quite like this. My life has changed forever!

The donut pictured above is the Bacon Maple- sweet and salty DELICIOUSNESS. I have died and gone to heaven. The donut is fairly large and provided me with 2 servings (or 3). A mini bundt cake, if you will. Toss your left over piece in the microwave for a few seconds and it will melt. in. your. mouth.

That’s just one of their many flavors. There’s bourbon caramel, vanilla bean, strawberry, chocolate marble, and toasted coconut to name a few. I’ve also tried the bourbon caramel and toasted coconut; equally as delicious.

I highly suggest taking a trip to 20 Bow St in Union Square and trying one of these legendary donuts yourself. They’re open Thursday-Friday 7 AM- 1PM and Saturday- Sunday 7AM- 3PM. Beginning Tuesday, December 2nd they will open 6 days a week. If you can’t make it in during those days or hours, don’t fret! Union Square Donuts has various “pop-up” locations around the Boston area that you can find on their website¬† so we may all get a taste!