Orccon 2016

Open Gaming at Orccon 2016.

Open Gaming at Orccon 2016.

I wrote about my Orccon 2016 experience  at  iSlaytheDragon.com and I wanted to add a few things here.

It’d been awhile since I was at any kind of gaming/comic/pop culture convention and Orccon was awesome. It was all about the gaming and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in the hobby. Not only did it satisfy the hardcore gamers, but it also had plenty for the newbies.

Here are a few photos that didn’t make it in the original article.

The International Ballroom was where all of the big events and demos took place.

The Game Library had hundreds and hundreds of games to borrow.

The taco truck down the street from the convention was much better than eating at Denny’s or Carl’s Jr. The tacos de birria was delicioso!

So smart: these water dispensers were everywhere, keeping everybody well hydrated. Came in handy when my mouth was EN FUEGO after devouring a handful of spicy tacos.

Day 329: Tacos El Gordo

Tacos El Gordo. Perfect taco al pastor.

Tacos El Gordo. Perfect taco al pastor.

One of my favorite places to eat in Las Vegas is Tacos El Gordo. There are a few locations in town and each is an unassuming taco shop, always busy and consistently serving mouth-watering tacos.

It’s all about the al pastor here, the marinated pork that’s carved off a rotating spit. I always eat a few tacos whenever I’m in town and they’ve never let me down. I think I have a Pavlovian response now: the second I enter the city limits I crave that al pastor, which is some of the best I’ve had north of the border.

Pro tip: ask for pina (pineapple) while they’re making your taco al pastor.

Day 194: Tacos Ensenada

Fish Tacos at Tacos Ensenada

Fish Tacos at Tacos Ensenada

Any time I’m in Duarte, California, I make a stop at Tacos Ensenada. It’s a small taco shop that serves excellent fish tacos: lightly battered and fried fish served on warm corn tortillas with fresh pico de gallo, cabbage, and crema.

I’ve already raved about Tacos Ensenada on Yelp (read my review here), so I’ll just say here that the tacos de pescado are still muy delicioso.