So today I cruised a few blocks of Magazine Street, talking up local shopkeepers and dropping off volunteer flyers for the KaBOOM playground build at Burke Park. After I did as much as I could do before heat related meltage, we finally got ourselves to the Rum House at Magazine and Ninth.
Totally hit the spot! It bills itself as a Caribbean taqueria and there's nothing about that that doesn't sound awesome after wandering around in 101 degree heat index. Since Tom is a rummy and a girl drink drunk, he ordered the Pina Colada and I got a Caribbean mint julep, which was made with rum instead of bourbon and included mango in the mint muddle. Also, two ENORMOUS glasses of water.
We both ordered tacos- I had the Taco Trifecta with the brisket taco (Slow roasted beef brisket with chimichurri, drizzle of bbq sauce and topped with cilantro and fried shallots), the Cuban pork taco (Shredded pork with slaw and a black bean salsa), and the Calypso beef taco (Calypso marinated steak, guacamole, and avocado lime cream.) The trifecta also came with choice of side, and I chose the smothered greens. Tom had eaten a bowl of cereal before we left the house so he was slightly less hungry than me, so he had the jerk chicken taco (Chopped jerk chicken with habenero mango salsa_ and the flaked fish taco (Flaked charbroiled black drum, asparagus and creole tomato chutney, greens, dill tarter sauce.)
We both really enjoyed the tacos and the beverages- we'd been wanting to check out the place pretty much since we moved here, and it got the coveted grade of "Met Expectations." We'll be back.