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Bakersfield

Bakersfield

Night number 2 of my Indianapolis trip, which also just so happened to fall on Monday Night when the Colts were playing the Giants.  It was either Kilroy’s or Bakersfield for dinner.  Bakersfield was the closest to our conference and hotel and thus won out.  Bakersfield was cool, hip little joint specializing in drinks and tacos.  I of course like things like tacos, guacamole, and queso so in we went for some pre football food.

chips and guacamole

chips and guacamole

The chips and guacamole were both tasty.  Guacamole is one of my favorite things.  It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had, but it was fresh and prepared right, thus went perfectly with the chips.  Below is a pictured of the food menu.

Menu

Menu

I like a one page menu like this one.  Not a ton of choices to spend time stewing over, worrying about ordering the right thing or not.  We went with the chips and queso, along with some tacos.  A few people at our table tried some of the tostadas.  The prices for the tostadas and tacos seemed to be a little high at 3-4 dollars per taco and 6-7 dollars per tostada.  The queso on the other hand was a steal at $5.

queso with chorizo

queso with chorizo

queso with black beans

queso with black beans

The queso was the highlight of the night.  We ordered one with black beans and another with chorizo.  The cheese was amazing.  There was a top layer of thick cheese with a creamy base underneath.  This made scooping with the tortilla chips manageable.  The queso here was among the best queso fundido I’ve ever tasted.  A+ for these, ordering is must

Tostada

Tostada

Tacos

Tacos

The tacos were pretty straight forward.  Looking at the menu, Bakersfield puts a lot of unique flavor in each one.  I went with 3 tacos, a mole, short rib, and a cochinita pibil (pork).  There were things I liked and disliked about each taco, but the mole taco was by far the best of the three.  I thought the tacos could have used a second tortilla like most taco cart vendors do.  The short rib taco at $4 was the most expensive, but a little strong in flavor.

Everyone at the table enjoyed their food, and that is based on opinions of a group of 7.  I think we all agreed that the queso was the highlight.  Interestingly enough we didn’t stick around to watch the actual football game, Bakersfield had a Spaghetti Western with Clink Eastwood on their T.V’s.  We ended up heading over to Ram to watch the actual game.

I’d go back to Bakersfield.  The queso may haunt my dreams for a few years.  I’d probably just stick with that along with some guacamole on my next visit.

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