SL - "Dad, what does taco la lengua mean?"
CG - "Really tender meat, you'll love it."
My kids have a certain amount distrust for me when it comes to the culinary. Maybe it started with the calf's liver I referred to as "flat steak", or the chicken livers I called "barn yard oysters". But whatever it was, they use to eat all these things and like it until they noticed my wife's squeamishness or figured out what part of the animal it came from. I want them to at least try the things I ate when I was little and to share new experiences together as we explore. The picture to the left is of a Mexican supermarket in Groveland where they first enjoyed La Lengua or "tender meat" as some, who subscribe to creative parenting, would refer to it. I like this place and it has become part of our tradition to stop here on the way home from Webster Flea Market, or at Krispy's for some fried chicken livers. On some days, if you asked me either place could supply my Dead Man Walking meal. The supermarket has much in the way of comfort food, like carne Asada and some of the best stuffed peppers anywhere. Next time you're passing through and you want something different and inexpensive, give it a try. This ranks a 7 on the Scale for me, oh yea, and try the cow tongue, you may like it. Store is located on 50 in downtown Groveland.