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Traditional Tacos and Basic Rice Noodles

I can’t get enough. I have a problem. Please send help (by which I mean gift cards to Tacos El Cuñado and Pho Anh Trang).

Somewhere in my late-Winter/early-Spring attempt to get back on the healthy wagon, I overcame my craving for boxed mac-n-cheese and rediscovered east Asian and authentic Mexican food. Now, I’m finding any excuse to stop at the market’s taco counter, and steadily increasing my home supply of rice noodles (only because the preferred Vietnamese restaurant is on the other side of town).

First, the tacos. Forget greasy cheese, limp lettuce and meat sauce. These traditional-street-food babies bring together warm corn tortillas, vegan options like tempeh, rice and beans and nopales (cactus), pescetarian favorites like shrimp, and fresh pico de gallo and avocado. Most of that food is local, I might add. If I get a taco trio (for less than $10), that leaves me enough to do a tasting at the distillery a few steps away. Ok, just kidding (so far. Talk to me after this weekend).

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Taking a Freelance Note

Trillium Haven is a relatively new farm-to-table restaurant in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids. It’s somewhat upscale, and owned by the actual Trillium Haven farmer. I got a minute to check out the web site, and am now obsessed with the idea of visiting.

For those who do not visit often: I am borderline crazy about striving to eat clean, whole, local food. I fail. Often. But the goal remains, and plays a large role in my day to day life.

But this post is about the site itself. As a freelance writer who works primarily in web content creation, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of any written homepage content.
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