Happy Friday eve! I am currently off work, hanging out with my father-in-law, uncle, and hubby playing pool and relaxing. It’s a good Thursday to say the least. Ben bought me a commercial grade popcorn machine for Christmas so I just made a batch of popcorn and am having a cocktail and watching the guys play pool. I couldn’t ask for a better end to the day! We are supposed to get a doozy of a snowstorm tonight/tomorrow so we are going on date night tonight before we get snowed in tomorrow! Where are we headed you might ask– Gus -n- Gomers, of course. But, I am still thinking about the dinner I had last night it was THAT good! I had a huge order of guacamole and a taco salad from The Grasshopper. So, that brings me to this post. I’m going to tell you all about The Grasshopper!
So, like I said yesterday, my grandma opened it on May 13, 1971 (the year of the locusts– look it up if you don’t know about it). It has been an established spot in the city of Adrian and Lenawee County since then. It used to be mainly just a bar that served beer but after a few years, they seperated the building into 2 parts– a bar and a restaurant. When I was younger, it was seperated into the bar and restaurant side. The bar side had smoking and the restaurant side was non-smoking. I had worked there from the time I was 10 (don’t tell anybody!) until I was 24. It was a long, but fantastic 14 years. I started by washing dishes behind the bar and the bartender would tip me. I eventually moved up to hostess when I was 12 and waitress when I was 14. I know how to wait tables and bartend like it’s the back of my hand– I could still do it in my sleep and I haven’t done it in over 2 years. Bartending was my favorite (thats where I met Ben!) but I enjoyed the whole restaurant atmosphere in general. Anyways, I’m not here to tell you about my work career, I’m here to tell you about the best part of the restaurant– FOOD!!
Everybody loves food, am I right? And especially Mexican food. That is a staple for many families, whether it is made at home or at a restaurant, it is always good. So, let me introduce you to some of the best items they have to offer.
One word: Tacos. EVERYBODY loves tacos. Whether it be from Taco Bell, The Grasshopper, or your favorite local taco joint, tacos are always good no matter what the occassion. The classic tacos come with beef or chicken, lettuce, colby jack cheese, and tomatoes. I LOVE adding guacamole to them, too. If you read my post last night, you know how much I love guacamole. It is the glue to my life. I could live off of it. Besides that, the tacos are beyond amazing there. They also offer barbacoa tacos, which is a tender cut of beef roasted for a whole day in garlic and other spices and then served in a corn tortilla with onion and cilantro. Seriously, amazing. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. If you ever make the trip here, you have to get at least one barbacoa taco.
Besides the tacos, the fajitas are the second runner-up.
The chicken/steak combo is the best, of course. The best of both worlds. I personally prefer just steak because it is so tender and flavorful but, the chicken adds a different flavor that makes it over the top. Served with lettuce, colby jack cheese, flour tortillas, sour cream, and guacamole, it is a meal in itself. Ben gets fajitas everytime we go out to dinner there and he is happy with just steak fajitas– every single time we go out and he’s still not bored with that meal. I get the fajita taco salad because I enjoy the edible shell it comes in with all the peppers and onions, which is just as good as serving it in tortillas.
Besides my favorite two items, the next best would be flautas and enchiladas with cheese sauce. The cheese sauce is an equivalent to a red sauce but SO MUCH BETTER! So much cheesy goodness, it’s da bomb.
Also, you can’t forget the margaritas at a Mexican restaurant.
The margaritas are the house drink speciality. They have flavors ranging from maui and raspberry to peach and iguana (get the iguana, you won’t be sorry!). The ones pictured are the original house margarita, just as good as any flavor. Upgrade the tequila to Exocito or Patron and you will enjoy it even more (for a slight price increase). It is worth the extra few dollars!
So overall, head on over to 116 S. Winter Street in Adrian, Michigan. Their phone number is 517-263-9965 if you would like to place a takeout order or ask any questions. Be sure to check out this place everytime you go to Adrian or even pass through! Tell them Lexi sent you (I am the owners daughter, they will recognize the name) and that you want to try some good food!
If you stop there or have been there, leave some comments for me or even any questions! I will try to answer them as best as I can. Otherwise, tell me what is your favorite Mexican food? Do you have a favorite queso recipe? Leave it below!
Until next week when I do my weekend roudup, have a great Friday eve and an even better weekend!