Saturday, July 26, 2008

It has Begun. Taco Combat!

I lived on Taco Bell in college (and beyond), because it was so cheap it didn't matter if it was nasty. So when the KFC around the corner from me closed down for a while then reopened (just yesterday) as a KFC/Taco Bell I was cautiously optimistic.

taco bell food

I've actually been afraid that having a TB so close to my house (the closest 'restaurant' by almost half a block) would entice me to go there all the time. Luckily, I have changed since college. The fact that two people can have dinner for less than $10 no longer outweighs the stomach-full-of-clay feeling that comes with it. I remember now that TB also stands for Tuberculosis.

Although, if you're in to it, the new KFC/TB is clean and fast. It's still an eyesore, but at least it's because of the paint choices and not the filth.

[where: 201 W Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98119]
KFC (Mercer Street) on Urbanspoon


santos. said...

hi leff! the foot doctors around the corner know that if there is a rise in appointments after lunch it's almost always because the patient had a meal at taco bell. i don't have gout, but i have had a couple of tacos there only to be super joint ache-y the next morning. i don't know what they do at TB to make their food extra gouty.

having said that, our TB has kahlua pork on the menu, does yours? i'm actually tempted to try a kahlua pork taco out. maybe. one day.

leff said...

Wow, I find that shocking and entirely believable at the same time. I didn't have the joint problems, but my tum-tum wasn't right for days.

That said, I would try a kahlua pork taco, if they had one. Sadly, they don't.

Speaking of regional specialties, I miss the green chili sauce you can get in new mexico.