Carne Asadas, I miss you

I have never been a big carne eater (sorry Texican Cattlewomen) but, hijole, that seems to be the only invitations I get in Laredo, aka carnivore land. Despite the traditional Memorial Day cookouts, I ended up not going to any and even canceling my own. If I had a tiger grill like this one, I could make …. uh, grilled tripitas? or something Tiger-innard-y?

But I bet that is the grill all Laredo bloggers have… what with them almost all having been Martin Tigers. For those non-West-siders, they might want to try zebrafied carnucas.

Whatever animal you choose, enjoy grilling your fajitas or arracheras or veggies for you rare Laredo vegetarians out there. I’ve got a new-to-me grill that El Partner is dying to try out. Maybe it will get tested out at a home screening of Gasland before the Fracking focused Town Hall meeting (link to LaSanbe) June 10th at 6pm at the UTHSC.

I just have to repaint that armadillo to be more tlacuache-like, this is after all Laredo, Texas, tlacuache (possum) haven.


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10 Responses to Carne Asadas, I miss you

  1. El Despiste says:

    Only in Laredo would a “tongue in cheek” post get the taste buds watering. Grilling may be strange, but you don’t see any Laredoans on all those world’s funniest video shows lighting up their house, themselves or their neighborhoods trying to fry a turkey!

  2. Keyrose says:

    The tacky factor goes through the roof.

  3. Ed says:

    Once a Tiger, ALWAYS a Tiger???

  4. YayaOrchid says:

    Nice! Did you have it custom made or where’d you buy it?

  5. Bordertown Blues says:

    That is the best grill I have ever seen! Awesome Possum!

    By the way, how about a bloggers’ carne asada? No?

    • Que Fregados says:

      Wait a minute, wait a minute… I recall a certain blogger saying he wasn’t like the rest of us chusma. I think even in print someone said he wouldn’t be caught dead with us “serious bloggers”…

      Kidding, kidding. If there were a bloggers’ get together, we would all (except KR) have to wear masks and meet at a neutral place where masked bloggers are not thrown out.

      But if you want to see Gasland while we grill with leña… come on over!

  6. rick78 says:

    A possum is a delicacy for some Billy Bobs up here amongst other roadkill critters.

  7. YayaOrchid says:

    A Laredo blog party sounds like a great idea!

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