Friday, November 14, 2003

Mi Pueblito Restaurant

Details: Changua: $3.50 warm milk, poached eggs and white bread soup with a slice of queso fresco

Bandeja paisa: $6.45 mixed grill well-done steak, chewy chicharrones, coarse chorizo, a perfect fried egg, sweet and gooey fried plantains, an avocado slice and a cold hockey puck -- okay, an arepa

Churrasco: $10.95 exceptional, inch thick and very tender with parsley pesto

Picada para dos: $8 sampler plate for two with chicharrones, well-done steak, gristly chorizo, morcilla (blood sausage), candy-sweet fried plantains, starchy fried yucca and delightful little round Colombian yellow potatoes. The morcilla looked and tasted like black boudin.

Trout a la plancha: $10.50 Typical S.A. too done - add limes and salsa from table.

Where: 9425 Richmond, 713-334-4594. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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