Pullman Sundays

It's been one of those weekends...

When there isn't enough food that I can shove down my pie hole that will fill me up. So after a night of cocktails on the 30Hop rooftop (after a Hawkeye W), it was decided that my foodie friend & I were gonna go for some Sunday eats. 

James, my foodie friend, had never been to Pullman...well he has had the asparagus. Not to shoot down the asparagus, but it's not the showstopper of the menu. As y'all know, I have been to Pullman a time or two, however I have not had their burger.  Side note: Pullman's full ambiance is parallel to Au Cheval's in Chicago, which is also known for the best burger around. Long story short, when James mentioned Pullman, I was completely down to grub on a burger. 

James got the breakfast tacos: flour tortilla, scrambled egg, mojo pork, salsa, cilatro, cheese & fresno aioli

James was also very obsessed with this jalapeño garlic reduction that they served on the side. They looked beautiful & by James' face on the first bite...they tasted just as good. 

Contemplating if I wanted to really have a burger, I realized I hadn't ordered a burger out at a restaurant in over 2 years!! So, what did I do? I asked our waitress if I should go for the Pullman burger or just go for the Mo Burger...so I went for it. The mo burger had: TWO 4oz beef patties, smoked fresno aioli, avocado, cheddar, bacon jam. 

I don't think words are even necessary to describe how amazing this burger was. The bun was soft & doughy, the sauce & avocado were creamy, and that bacon jam brought texture and some insane flavor. 

Do yourself a favor & go get some mo'

Tacopocalypse

You can't quite call it a hole in the wall, but it's also not the biggest showstopper...but their food is. 

I was off to Des Moines to work the Iowa State Fair - now most people would be eager to get to the fair and have a fried frenzy of the day, however that is not what I was looking to do. I am fortunate enough to have a good work friend (James)that seems to love food almost as much as I do and we both decided, if we are going to DSM we are going to get some damn good food. 

Walking into Tacopocalypse, its nothing special - some cool art on the walls, walk up to order, serve yourself drink station, and you have to go through the kitchen to get to the bathroom. Of course I had looked at the menu before and planned on getting the taco bowl - a little boring, but I had a full day ahead. Thank goodness for my foodie co-worker, as we sat down he told me he ordered the ginger beef burrito & the Korean pork masa fries to share. Not quite sure what to expect, I was excited. 

First dropped off was my Korean chicken taco boat with a fried egg on top....

It was not only beautiful but delicious. I may be a little biased because I would probably eat anything with a fried egg on top, but the flavor of the chicken really came out to play too. 

Next was James' Ginger Beef Burrito...

They definitely use some magic when it comes to their presentation. It may have been a little daunting in size, but James powered through. Don't worry, he let me sneak in a bite or two. Being a ginger lover (the root, not the hair), I was pleasantly surprised that the ginger flavor was the lasting flavor after these bites. 

Last, but most definitely NOT least were the the Korean Pork Masa Fries...

Holy hell...I still think this may be one of the best things I have ever tasted in my life. The fattiness from the pork, the spicy from the asian dressing, the cool from the slaw, the creamy from the cheese sauce, and the texture from the masa fries. HOME. RUN. I just can't. 

All in all, I am obsessed. So if anybody needs a ride to Des Moines, I'm your girl. You can pay me in Tacopocalypse.