This Civic holiday weekend was a really “constructive” one. Besides celebrating Erix’s and Sandy’s B-day, cleaning up basement, watching Smallville and (finally finished Constantine), I’ve also tried a new restaurant. (No, I didn’t go to the Caribana Festival) Which is more unusual is that I’ve been to this restaurant twice during the weekend and ordered almost the same thing.
Friday afternoon, we went to the Lone Star near 16th and Yonge. I’ve heard about the Fajitas @ Lone Star for a long time, but it was the first time I’ve ever been there. Seven people ordered 3 pounds of Chicken and Steak fajitas with 6 cups of iced tea. The first dish/bowl presented to us was the freshly-made tortilla chips w/ salsa. Wow… I think it was the first time I’ve ever tried them fresh!!! Wait… til I tried the steak… It was soooo tender and juicy… my god. I loved it.
Sunday night, Erix and I went to Lone Star again, partly because we just couldn’t think of another restaurant at that moment, and partly because I want him to try the steak fajita there… Around 8:30p.m., there were quite a lot of patrons at Lone Star. As usual, we were presented a fresh bowl of tortilla chips and salsa. This time we’ve also ordered the Chili Con Queso (Creamy melted cheese with tomatoes, Jalapeno pepper and spices), a very very creaming-cheese-y dip! Delicious!!! (and no, I wasn’t watching my weight during the long weekend!)
Freshly made nachos with salsa and Chili Con Queso
With our waitress’s recommendation, we ordered two iced margarita. I actually like the strawberry + rapsberry one better. But if you like a stronger liquor taste, the original lime one is pretty good!
Lime margarita & Strawberry + rapsberry margarita
From my experience on Friday, I decided to order just the streak. It is sooo tender… and in order to add some fiber to my meal… I also ordered the grilled veggie (but actually they were kinda greasy!!!). When it comes to food, Erix usually over-order (oppss…). This time, we asked the waitress if 1lb is enough for 2 persons and her answer was “maybe more than enough”. It turned out that she was right. After trying our best to finish off everything, I was extremely full! One thing worth-mentioning is that the green sauce really goes well with the fajitas, you gotta try it sometimes if you haven’t tried this combination.
One pound grilled steak fajitas with grilled vegetables…. and the green sauce!!!
Since the steak is so good, I gave it another close-up.
These are the stuffs you can put in your fajitas. There were also other stuffs, e.g. Mexican rice, beans and cheese.
Freshly made Pico de gallo (Diced tomatos, onions and chiles), chopped lettuce, guacamole (mashed avocado), and sour cream. Yumm…
After 2 visits, I think there’s one word that I can use to describe Lone Star – fresh. Everything is freshly made in Lone Star and that is what makes the food there yummy. I can say, you must try their fajitas! (Just like what it was printed on their menu – “Folks – If you haven’t had Lone Star fajitas – then you haven’t had fajitas!”)
BTW, everyone, the Taste of the Danforth will be held this weekend Aug 5-7.