I have been all but criminally neglecting this Mexican restaurant review journal, and for that I sincerely apologize, as I have been traveling, writing speeches for a potential 2020 candidate for political office, and selling T-shirts. It occurred to me to expand the Avocado Taco nationwide—and I did write about some fine tacos in my Moleskine notebook (I've always been skeptical of those things, but they're really pretty nice—got one as a present) (and if you happen to see some guy in a taco restaurant with a laptop, that isn't Ray Speen)—but I decided to keep it somewhat local, for now, and it seems I'm back in town for a spell, at least until my court date.
An acquaintance in the food world, Dick Skiller, woke me up last week with a desperate plea to meet him at a new Mexican restaurant. It seems he can't speak any Spanish—well, neither can I, unless you include counting off a Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs song. But no matter, I wasn't even fully awake anyway, so I joined him at Las 7 Estrellas, 112 E. Dakota St., in Bay View, and I had one of my favorite breakfasts, Huevos con Chorizo, which reminded me somewhat of my regular order at the old (gone now) Lopez Bakery, on National, where I started the day a record number of times. They brought warm tortilla chips automatically along with a standard salsa and some green stuff that was warm and spicy—it probably had a name—didn't think to ask—so for now, I'll just call it delicious.