Sunday, October 14, 2012

A good margarita is hard to find (except in Austin, Brooklyn & Savannah)

I spent last weekend in Austin and it was awesome. Can't wait to go back. I did Mt. Bonnell, the Zilker Botanical Garden, a Big Freedia show, tons of bars, restaurants, vintage shopping and food trucks. And I went to see the bats fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Amazing. 

Also, I had THE BEST margarita -- or one of the best margaritas -- I've ever had in my life. I've never been a tequila drinker, but over the past couple years I've developed a taste for margs and have a go-to in pretty much every city I've spent time in. Except Miami, which sucks. JK (kinda).

So now, since I'm stuck in Miami for a while, I'm on a mission to find the best margarita in the city. Had one at Monty's in the Grove last night and it tasted like salty lemon water with rubbing alcohol, so we can rule that one out right now. 

My absolute favorites: 

Austin: Polvos Mexican Restaurant's frozen coconut margarita is creamy and delicious and almost tastes like a pina colada, but not really. So, so, SO good, and tropical in the best/weirdest way.

Brooklyn: Turkey's Nest Tavern is a little no-fuss dive right off McCarren Park that serves up giant margaritas in 32 oz. styrofoam cups for $10. I can barely finish one.

Savannah: Doesn't matter that Carlito's Mexican Bar and Grill is super cheesy, because their frozen margaritas -- mango, strawberry, original -- are all great. The medium comes in a huuuge martini glass. The large is even huger (yes, I'm aware that "huger" is not a word).

Hang out with me on my journey to find myself the best darn margarita in Miami, and if you have a favorite let me know. Be back in a week or so with my findings.

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