Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Dec 16 - Mi Ranchito

2009 Dec 16 - Mi Ranchito Breakfast (Stockton)
and March 17, 2010 at bottom.

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Note: Gobo is the Japanese word for the greater burdock root, which is a long skinny root, that is how Gobo got his nickname back in high school.

Not officially a Lunch Bunch function, but what the heck it is my Blog.

Gobo and I have been going to a Mexican breakfast every few months. Usually it is Mi Ranchito, but sometimes it is Maria's. Today we are headed to Mi Ranchito. And with us is another old timer from our long lost school days, Eugene.

Gobo's pick up truck he has picked up Eugene on the way over to my home. It had obviously rained a bit over night.

We used to eat here during High School days which for us was from 1958 - 1961. But usually late night on Friday or Saturday. In those old days you had to ask for a fork. The regulars all ate with a tortilla. And I think the menu was written in Spanish on a chalkboard.
Gobo and Eugene heading into the place

The hours are from 6:00 AM to Midnight.
The breakfast menu

We all order something different. You can get rice, beans (whole or refried) and French Fries along with flour or corn tortillas.
Eugene has the Chorizo con huevos with whole beans and fries

Gobo has the bacon and eggs with Ranchero sauce on the side

I have the Mexican omelet which has diced tomatoes, onions and Jalapenos

The total bill with three coffees came out to $27 and change.

~end part 1
Part 2: 2010 Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day

What better way to celebrate St Paddy than to have a Mexican breakfast at Mi Ranchito! I have to give Gobo his Income Tax returns so we schedule a breakfast for this morning. He picks me up and we head toward old town Stockton.

I actually ran into a couple of people that I have known for a long time at Mi Ranchito.
Ray and Judy. Judy was a classmate of ours during high school and a buddy of fellow Lunch Bunchers - Grandma, Patti and Linda. I also knew Judy's siblings. Her younger sister wrote and published a book about their Grandfather's life in America: "Bury My Bones in America".
The link is to a free eBook if you wish to read it.

Carol and Floyd, who we called "Concrete" because of a disastrous concrete job that he did for TG once. TG owned the pool hall where we had our coffee break in the 1980's and early 1990's.

On to the food photos.
My Mexican Special Scramble. Eggs scrambled with tomatoes, onions and Jalapenos with rice and potatoes.

Gobo has his usual bacon and eggs with beans and potatoes with a side of Ranchero sauce

Ranchero sauce at the top and some hot salsa on the bottom

Ray has an appetizer of Menudo and Judy has a cup of coffee

The unpaved overflow parking lot. All the cars were in the front lot today.


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