Twenty or so years ago at my first Mexican restaurant in Chicago, friends all ordered Coronas, which I thought was bland. I got the beer in the cool red can with a lime, Tecate, and ever since, although I will try ANY Mex food (veg, anyway), I always have Tecate and lime. I know nothing about that beer, but I tend to figure "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" therefore Mex food with Mex beer. So, friends from out of town took us OUT on the town, to Viva Cantina in Ithaca which is probably my new favorite restaurant on the planet Earth. I have no idea what I ate, but it was delicious, full of stuff, and I don’t have to tell you I had a couple of Tecates and limes. All of this, and a whopping hot day too. Most authentic, most fantastic.
Move back a day. Our old pal cm comes down from Toronto for fun in the sun, and I am pretty handy with a tortilla. There were beans and rice, quesadillas, Dinosaur Habanero Sauce and thanks to cm, nacho chips and Canadian beers. cm brought Mill St Organic Lager, which marks a first for me. I know very little about lagers, and nothing about organic beers. These little ponies were wicked tasty, smooth and foamy, even with no lime. It was a hot day, more Mex food is on the menu, and today the Mill Streets will have lime. Let’s work on this "when in Rome..." stuff. Perhaps it makes more sense to eat hot food with beer from a cold climate.
I see from their website they are creative and clever. There is a handsome new pub. There is a variety of ales and such. We have planned a vacation to TO.