Friday, October 2, 2009

Sick in South Florida

So yesterday I got kicked out of work, actually escorted out. No, I didn't get fired, no worries there! I had a little cough, congestion and they knew that El Hombre has had flu for the past several days. At first I thought it was funny until it started to hit, and I mean it hit. Fever, chills, congestion, exhaustion, the whole nine yards.

So what did I do? Duh! Chicken soup. All my friends know that I love soup, I can eat it at any point of the day, no matter how hot or cold it is. And I am a big believer that chicken soup is the best thing when you are sick, partially because it's comfort food, and partially because it has protein and veggies and you get fluids at the same time. So what does this have to do with anything? Well, for years I have been extolling my love for Cuban chicken soup. As soon as I don't feel well, you can usually bet that I'm going to whatever Cuban restaurant that's closest to get it.

But now things have changed. There's a restaurant on Sunset and 102nd Ave called Don Burrito. It's a Mexican restaurant (NOT Tex Mex) and their soup is delicious, hearty and comforting. Unlike Cuban chicken soup, it doesn't have noodles, and the broth is more clear and less salty. It's got huge pieces of chicken, mixed with carrots, diced tomato and onion and big chunks of avocado. It's served alongside a small bowl of rice with diced mixed veggies, which I usually dump straight into the soup to add to the texture. And of course it comes with a side of lime to squeeze into it.

The service is usually a bit slow, but it's totally worth it. So if you find yourself hit with a nasty cold or flu, or you just are a little obsessed with soup, OR you just want to find a new Mexican restaurant you should check it out!


El Capitan said...

I heart Donny B's :) Not only do they have the best chicken soup, but everything is delicious. Especially the margaritas!

Christina said...

mmm if you feel like going anytime soon, let me know. I need more soup!

Judi K. said...

Hope you feel better soon, and get more chicken soup!

catsteevens said...

I'm sick too. And I got the next best thing to Don Burrito soup --- I got my MOM's chicken soup :)

I've driven by Don Burrito but have yet to stop in. Have to check it out.

Feel better!