You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Pinole Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice:
At 3101 Garrity Way in Richmond, Chevys Fresh Mex may be a classic go-to joint for complimentary chips and tangy salsa, warm tortillas made fresh from "El Machino" and the infamous birthday song, hat and foot tap, but those who pray for the work clock to turn to 5 can move the cucaracha up a few hours.
A fast-paced, fun environment where the music envelopes your eardrums and excitement fills your veins is what is expected upon entering this spicy local spot.
"El Happy Hour" runs 3-7 p.m. in the cantina (bar area) with a $3 drink menu and 50 percent off appetizer menu featuring foodie favorites like the Crispy Chicken Flautas and Original Fajita Nachos.
Don't want the weekend to end? Tango your way into Sunday Funday where guacamole is $3, a scoop of deep-fried ice cream is just a buck and the Cadillac Margaritas are $2 all day long.
So if you're in the mood to limbo through the week keeping both your pocket and your pallet happy, try Chevys where "Fresh Mex is more than just a slogan."
In the mood? Visit their Web site: http://www.chevys.com/default.aspx