scrooged in wayne

This location is Runnymede at South Wayne Avenue in Wayne PA (Radnor Twp)- friend courtesy photo

So last night a friend messages me:

Hey Happy holidays! I’m asking you this because you might know – the small white vans being used during Christmas for deliveries, do you know if they are usps or a FedEx or ups or Amazon delivery person? I ask because today I saw a delivery person driving one of these actually put an Amazon package in the storm SEWER. So I am trying to figure out what agency to contact this to report it. SMH.

So I messaged her back how crazy that was and that Amazon is introducing dedicated drivers in small white vans in the area. How crazy must it have been to see a delivery person chuck a package like that?

I suggested she go to the police and contact Amazon.com.  She showed me a picture of the package in the storm sewer which I am about to post:

She couldn’t figure out where the package was going because it was face down. Her  local police department went out to the location this morning and the package was gone. It’s pretty deep to fish out from this storm sewer, so we’re at a loss as to how the package moved – either someone came along with something to fish it out or there was inexplicable water that washed it out of view.

But somebody somewhere is missing a package a few days before Christmas. I hope it was not a present for a child.

I am a big Amazon fan but I will admit I have had problems with some of their delivery people since they started adding dedicated delivery. I have had things just not get delivered or delivered late. It’s a relatively new service in this area with dedicated drivers, so obviously they have some kinks to work out.

Here is hoping Amazon can figure this out.

mmmm more decent mexican in malvern

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I love Mexican food. And now that we have tried them a couple of times, I thought I would mention El Charro Negro which is terrific for take-out and delivery.

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Their website does not work but their location is 524 Lancaster Ave., Malvern PA. Their phone number is 484-356-1281 and you can find their page on Facebook. The food is not fancy or overly complicated, it it’s just good.

I am especially enamored of their tacos, which are delicious and fresh. They use small soft tacos which seem to be homemade and they are in the style of what people refer to as “street tacos”. I also really like their guacamole and pico de gallo. Both come with a side of chips which are also homemade and delicious. My one comment about the guacamole and pico de gallo is that they could spice it up a bit it needs more cilantro and and a little more heat from a fresh jalapeno. Both are extraordinarily fresh but a little bland for my taste. But then again they could be doing that for the American palate because a lot of Americans don’t like super spicy food.2015/01/img_2907.jpg

Their burritos are huge and so are their enchiladas and other things like that. The food is very fresh and thus far has not been particularly greasy which is terrific.

They are open seven days a week 7 AM to 9 PM so you can also get breakfast. They offer free delivery on $20 or higher orders as per their menu. Give them a try. The only thing I’m not crazy about is if you spend $30 on a delivery order they give you a two point whatever liter of soda. We’re not big soda drinkers and one of the local Chinese restaurants does this too. I would rather have chips and salsa or something like that instead of a soda. But I’m assuming that is a promotion having to do with Coca-Cola. They also serve Mexican soda.

Anyway, give it a try so they stick around a while.

And if anybody has discovered pizza it’s consistent, feel free to post a comment. Athena in West Chester on Paoli Pike is too hit or miss and one of the brother owners is horribly rude and uncaring if you happen to have order issues and get him on the phone. Toninos in Lincoln Court Shopping Center where the Giant is on Route 30 in Malvern/Frazer can also be inconsistent, the food overly salty, and it’s wicked expensive.

We don’t do a ton of takeout/delivery but it’s nice to have options which deliver. And the delivery services are not so hot and expensive. Once you get out of the vicinity of the borough of West Chester delivery is also something hit or miss.

Thanks for stopping by stay warm and dry today it’s miserable outside.

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