Monday, June 20, 2011
Burned The Tacos
They did more then burn the tacos, they burned the whole kitchen and they think it might be arson. We heard on the news our favorite place Chile Bandera's kitchen burned over the week-end so we had to eat cereal before we left early this morning to tend the cattle and feed the turtles. This hispanic family has worked so hard to make this business go and they've had bad luck. we watched them doing the work themselves for months as we passed. A grand day for them when it opened and then a few months later as two of their boys were on their way to work the one driving fell asleep and one was killed. With a heavy heart they only closed a couple of days for the funeral. Taco places have to open very early to serve other people on their way to work. A drive-thru for a quick breakfast for people who slept a little too late. The Mother often waits the window and she knows her customers. She knows we want a side order of chopped onions and one small coffee with two creams and three tacos. Usually bean and cheese but sometime we surprise her and order potato and egg or bacon and egg , she takes it with a smile on her face. A pretty hispanic women with long thick hair tied back, a nicely dressed figure and always a smile and a hello. A business doing well adding a long cement area for people to park to eat with a top over it for shade. When I ask her what they were building she said like a mini Sonic. We noticed they had started adding the boards for the menu. When we passed this morning the police and other officials were there and there was yellow tape around the building. What a shame if someone was jealous and tourched this building of a hard working family.