2009-04-02

Hasta La Vista

Where's my shaker of salt?It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that after 25 years, Salvador's Mexican restaurant in Chicago is closed. The home of the burrito suizo grande and the monster margarita. (On the rocks with salt) I was with them thru 3 locations, and a couple of name changes. Gone.

We had some good times, didn't we?

- You introduced me to queso fundido with carrizo. Loaded into a nice flour tortilla. Yum.

- It was in your dining room that I heard the acoustic version of Elton John's "Nikita" played on Spanish guitar.

- The double grande margarita night. That was a long train ride back to the burbs. And a cold nap in the car so that I was okay to drive home.

- And you are the place where I had my going away party from Kirkland last Cinco de Mayo.

Sergio and Eric.  His last name is BAsCON! And "Yes," that is a fishbowl full of margarita. Muy bueno!

22 comments:

Cora said...

Adios mi amigo. *sniffle*

Nice pic, Scope. The fishbowl cracks me up. And as I'm sure you know it's better to drink with the fishes than sleep with them. *wink* (Ooh! Sudden Troy McClure flashback!)

Cora said...

And, hey, where's your sombrero?!

Sass said...

I hate when someplace I love closes.

There was a fabulous little drive through ice cream place here, and it's no longer there. It was the greatest.

Some Guy said...

From the look on your face, I'm guessing you're not on your first one of those.

Scope said...

Cora - I believe that IS my sombrero that Serg is wearing.

Some Guy - I believe that is #2 that I'm working on, there, as a matter of fact.

Cowguy said...

That is one prize winning pic there my man! Love it.

We always hate to see one of our old favorite haunts disappear too.

SkylersDad said...

I would love to drink a margarita out of a fishbowl, as opposed to just drinking out of the fishbowl.

Nikki said...

I want a fishbowl full of lime flavored tequila! AND a funny hat! I am so much jealous I can't even think.

O.G. said...

It looks like the straw in that fishbowl is too short to be effective. At what point do you attempt to drink right out of the container?

Callista said...

My condolence, RIP Salvador's Mexican restaurant

Cora said...

About the Quick Hits: My step mom did the same thing. She's in her 60's but put 1972 in there to make herself 36! Ummm.... why? She only fb's with family and we all know her age, so why the lie?! I was going to mock her for it, but she changed it before I got around to it. As for the XGF, do it. Bust her. Anyone who lies about their age is just asking to be outed and humiliated! Let me know what she does. Hee hee.

Scope said...

O.G. - Welcome, I was just over at your site yesterday, tracking back from Gwen @ Every Thing I Like...

And for the record, the straws were more "swizzle sticks" than anything. I drank from the container from the start. It's a much better comic effect, and the dark shirt hides any spillage.

Cora - I actually heard back from her. She claimed the age fib was to make it harder for high school people to find her. Whatever.

Cora said...

Yeaaahhh, I'm not buying that load of crap! The best way not to be found by the highschool herd would probably be not to list which highschool you graduated from, wouldn't you say? Whatever, indeed. ;-)

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

And...that's the look of a guy drinking a fishbowl full of margarita.

Morgan the Muse said...

A fishbowl? Well that explains the look on your face, at least.

Fancy Schmancy said...

That looks f'ing delicious!

J.J. in L.A. said...

If you ever find yourself in L.A., I recommend a place called El Tepeyac aka Manuel's. The Manuel's Special (burrito) easily feeds 4 people...not that you're eating for 4, of course!!! ; ) As for the booze, mom has the BEST recipe...frozen limeade, margarita mix and José Cuervo. Oh, and ice!

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I feel your pain and am wearing black today in your honour. In mourning. Because the loss of any good margarita is a loss indeed.

Sniff.

Sassy Britches said...

You GUYS! Jeez, give a guy a break! He looks like that because the owner took HIS sombrero and he feels naked and insecure withOUT it!

Eudae-Mamia said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

(one of the only reasons I would be sad to leave Texas - excellent Mexican food, everywhere! Come on down.)

struckbyserendipity said...

That amigo looks a little too happy!

Sergio Bascon said...

Closed. Never since memories are forever.