Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Guest Photographer

Beautiful pinhole (Leica pinhole!) photographs of El Torito by T. Apel.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Finally hungry enough to eat at Lily's taco truck. I am not sure if the above spitted meat and pineapple is a special product for Cinco de Mayo or if this is something we can get on a regular basis from Lily's. It cost 25 cents more than the other taco choices for a grand total of $1.25. Perhaps the best taco in the treasure valley. They are served on a corn tortilla dredged in flavor (grease). They are also served with a pile of caramelized onions and peppers. These tacos are so good that I am going to have to unpack my adjectives to do them any justice. I usually only use adjectives like, "good," or "delicious," so this is not easy for me. I am a little self-conscious. Here goes: Lily’s al pastor tacos are extremely tender, succulent, mouthwatering, toothsome and expertly spiced. That wasn’t so bad.
According to one of my operatives, Lily's is usually parked at the Walmart in Nampa. I will report back with any further findings.

An Embarrassment of Riches

And I just ate breakfast.
At first I thought there were five (Cinco) taco trucks parked in front of the Student Union at Boise State University, but one (uno) was a Hawaiian Shaved Ice and cotton candy trailor. Cinco made sense to me because today, May 3rd, is Cinco De Mayo here at Boise State University.
But what has me so excited are all the solar panels:

It is nice to know that truck dining is one of the "greener" options in Idaho.
Of the four taco trucks I have only NOT eaten at one of them, Lily's. Lily's is the one on the left that says "Mariscos" on the side. Unfortunately, I really had just eaten breakfast so I have yet to sample a taco from Lily's.

By the way, none of the solar panels are actually solar panels.