Where to go: Loren & Mari Mexican Grill
Address: 2293 E. 116th St., Carmel
What to get: Bacon chicken quesadilla
Anna’s take: One of my Facebook friends recently asked in a post what we miss most during the COVID-19 pandemic. For me, it’s visiting Mexican restaurants and gorging on unlimited chips and salsa. It’s not the same with carryout, but you can still order some of your favorite dishes. Visit Loren & Mari in Carmel and try any of their quesadillas. I ordered the bacon chicken quesadilla, which is a flour tortilla filled with chicken, diced bacon, fresh Roma tomatoes and mixed cheeses, served with pico de gallo and sour cream. Delicious.
Suggested pairings: I ordered the Jalisco Mule, which is tequila, lime juice and ginger beer. It’s something you can easily make at home. A margarita also would pair well.