The first event of the year was taco night at Fire It Up! Tacos in Naperville. This used-to-be food truck has settled down into a brick-and-mortar store and serves up tacos with local ingredients and house-made sauces.
We started off with smooth guacamole and Parmesan-dusted tortilla chips.
I couldn't resist the signature red sangria. It was delicious. I love all things wine.
Our first dish was a shrimp wonton appetizer. This was possibly my favorite dish of the night!
Then it was all about the tacos. My favorite was the bbq pork taco served with cabbage.
I also enjoyed the shrimp taco, the steak taco, and the house-special gringo taco. The gringo was filled with beans and has a fried shell.
For dessert, the kitchen prepared a brownie wrapped in a wonton and fried. Then covered with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar. It was quite rich!
I had a great time hanging out with some new Yelp friends. And of course, I didn't leave empty-handed. I have a new pair of sunglasses, chapstick, a water bottle, and a pair of Yelp socks. It was a great time.
If you like tacos, check out Fire It Up! in Naperville. They serve brunch on Sunday mornings. Almost everything is made fresh in-house!
p.s. I wrote this while watching the Superbowl. What a boring game!