I don’t often get this many of the kids and grandkids together at once unless it’s a major holiday. This year we celebrated Mother’s Day at Gringo, a restaurant owned by a family friend, Chris Sommers.
On Sunday morning, the pleasant spring weather made for a lot of strollers in the Central West End and a perfect day to sit outside and enjoy a meal. The menu at the mod-Mex restaurant captures the awesomeness of traditional South of the Border flavors, making it perfect fare for a three generational family. Some went for the brunch menu and others for the lunch.
To begin with, the guac was amazing and a great hit with the kids. As usual, each dish had an extra twist, that made it pop with flavor and a punchy presentation that immediately engaged both the eye and taste buds. The savory sauces showed attention to detail that sets a kitchen apart. I tasted from several plates (after all we’re all family) and each dish delivered the wallop of goodness we’re accustomed to getting from Sommers. (Chris also owns Pi Pizzeria down the street.)
Last to arrive at the table, but not least, was the Churro Balls, those little, Mexican doughnut holes, and the Coconut Tres Leches Cake. Both were sweet perfection.
I had a great Mother’s Day! What’s more enjoyable than fine food and good times shared with those you love?
Gringo, 398 N Euclid Ave. Open: Sun. to Wed. 11a-10p; Thu. to Sat. 11a-12p.