Did Guerilla Tacos as my "second choice" after I saw how bananas the Howlin' Ray's line was.
One green bean and egg taco because I'm still burning a candle for my childhood vegetable crush. This was excellent. Loved the roasted peppers and burnt tomato salsa. The green beans had a crisp bite but were seared hard like a dry sauteed long bean dish. The egg was lacy and crisp on the edges while the yolk was jammy. Overall was packed with flavor but felt light.
Despite looking forward to sea snails, IRL they were offering garlic shrimp. Another stunner. Shrimp had snap without being rubbery at all.
Then I blew it. I was planning on heading to Lien Hoa to sample a roast pork bahn mi. But in hasn't yet had a Guerilla quesadilla and I pulled the trigger on their morel and corn version on offer. Sample size of one, so take with lots of salt, but I didn't get this one. No griddle on this tortilla at all. Oily is fine, but this one read as flaccid. The salsa, greens, morels, cheese, corn all tasted wonderful and they worked so well together. But the execution was off. The interior was overstuffed with Oaxacan string cheese to the point that it became an exercise in grossness to finish this. The cheese wasn't handled properly because the while thing was swimming in a pool of oil that the cheese had expelled.
I wandered across 3rd St. like Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas. Lost and having lost.
So I made it a bang bang with Salt and Straw. But I kept it real healthy and totally not glutton-like because I got only coconut-based flavors. I hear coconut is really healthy.