Though I will be an east coast snob until the day I die, I do look back fondly on the eight years I spent in Utah. On my top five list of things I miss about the Beehive State is Cafe Rio‘s pork barbacoa. I know it’s a major cliche, but I still salivate at the thought of a pork salad. And that creamy tomatillo dressing — I could drink that stuff for every meal and never get tired of it. So you can imagine my delight when I learned that Cafe Rio recently opened a couple of restaurants in Virginia! The Manassas location is only 30 minutes from my parents’ house, so Tim and I lunched there while we were in town earlier this week.
My salad was even better than I remembered, and Tim’s pork burrito (enchilada style for $0.95 — how’s that for a dollar deal?) was as good as ever. Now I’ll just wait patiently until Cafe Rio makes its way up to Boston.