Thursday, February 17, 2011
Del Taco: Shrimp Happens
(Elizabeth accompanied me on this adventure. She got home from work at 7:01 and called me to see if I wanted to just come outside and meet her. The Lakers were in a 3-point game with thirty seconds left. There was a time ten years ago when you could have told me my brother was in a car accident and I would have watched the remainder of a close Lakers game before even asking if he was okay, let alone going to the hospital to see him. Last night? I immediately turned off the TV and went outside. Am I more mature and able to put things in perspective now, or is this year's Lakers team a collection of unlikable punks who would rather sell unisex cologne and cut their own albums than make any effort on the court? I'm leaning towards the latter.)
("Is that guy wearing a Klan outfit?" Elizabeth asked about one of the customers she spotted through the window inside. He was not... but the fact that it was even up for debate says it all.)
It was then that I noticed this sign on the door, asking customers not to spend more than an hour in the dining room. I do not believe I have ever seen a sign like this before.
I have never had better shrimp from a fast food joint. I admit that's not a huge standard to live up to, but these were even better than any shrimp I've ever had from Popeyes.
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the Lakers beating the Celtics in the NBA Finals last spring and 1 being watching Andrew Bynum go 2-12 (and grab one defensive rebound) against a team with only one player over 6'9" last night, I would give Del Taco's fried shrimp an 8. No fast food shrimp I have ever eaten have come close to that mark.
Posted by JustinM at 9:44 AM