A few months ago I wrote about my Tex-Mex Adventure with Ian. You know, that time we found an empty record sleeve for Tres Hombres in Victoria, became quite hungry, and tried to find a meal that looked like the gatefold photo. That time. Anyways, this time we did the Tres Hombres meal properly, all on our own, in Vernon.
The genesis of this idea came from my father, oh so many years ago, when he suggested that we do a Tres Hombres themed meal accompanied by ZZ Top with his friend Klause. Alas, that plan had never come to fruition, and it was not until this summer that we were finally organized enough to make it happen. Unfortunately Klause was unable to join us this time, so Ian and I strode forward ourselves. One day after work we picked up supplies, and then set home to cook up a meal while spinning ZZ Top’s first two albums.
We cooked chicken and bean enchiladas, made fancy guacamole, and prepared corn on the cob. Some of the ingredients involved were: bell peppers, fresh jalapeños, pickled jalapeños, tomatoes, refried beans, ground chicken, monterrey jack cheese, garlic, Walla Walla onions, green onions, chilli powder, cumin, salsa verde, avocados, Jim Beam hot sauce, and parsley (purchased by accident instead of cilantro). We also had red salsa, con queso cheese sauce, sour cream, and blue tortilla chips. All of this was washed down with Sol, Dos Equis Lager, or Dos Equis Amber. The plan was to cook during the first two albums, and to eat during Tres Hombres when my father came home, but we ended up a little bit behind, and so we ate during the end of Tres Hombres and most of Fandango!
We all agreed that Sol was the better of the three beers, as well as better than Corona, and so it became necessary to put these feelings into words.
Appearance: nice white foamy head, crisp golden lager colour.
Nose: hints of clear bottle skunkiness from light access.
Palate: a very soft, smooth, and round mouthfeel; flat and watery 7up.
Finish: crisp, with a dash of hops.
Rating: 3/5 Good, though if consumed away from Mexican food and summertime, it would certainly only taste 2/5 Okay
We finished off the evening with close listenings to Téjas, Deguello, and El Loco, whilst sipping on beer and Bulleit Rye.