The Chef: Joseph
The Menu: Can you really go wrong with rice and beans tacos? We think not, as evidenced by today's lunch. Joseph whipped up a rice and amaranth medley, and topped it with black beans that he simmered with bell peppers and spices. Decked out with avocado, these corn-tortilla-wrapped treats really hit the spot. We also enjoyed a huge mixed-greens salad with halved cherry tomatoes, raisins, green onions, and just a tad more avocado. Is there ever enough avocado? No, in fact, there isn't.
The Goods: Today we were not only treated to a rare Chef Joseph appearance, we also had the very enjoyable company of one Mrs. Susy Castoria. Giving birth to a member of the VN staff is pretty much a sure-fire way to get invited to lunch here, though it does take just a little planning ahead. If you didn't happen to have this clairvoyance, don't worry, you can still feel like you're hanging out with the VN gang by checking out the Press Pass entry about our amazing Music Issue Launch Party!