June is busting out all over, in peak fashion, and with the weather warming up and the deal-making getting even warmer, the month of firsts, of roses, of marriages, and of the Sacred Heart can be also a month of unparalleled success in Permian Basin operations. The days are longer than at any time of year. Here’s hoping that yours are filled with happiness and prosperity.
Open Mouth, Insert Food
By Bobbie Cupell, General Mgr., Burmass Oil Directory
Corn Queso. When you hear those two words, you know exactly which restaurant they’re talking about. Cancun Grill has built a reputation in Midland for their great central Mexican cuisine… and their unique and delectable take on queso. Queso blanco, roasted poblano peppers, and sweet corn make for the best stuff you’ve ever put on a tortilla chip. And if you haven’t tried it yet… you need to.
Cancun is tucked away on the ground floor of not just one, but two of the tall city’s tall buildings. The main restaurant is on the south side of Wall Street across from the old Courthouse and Cancun’s take away branch is on the north side of Wall Street across Colorado Street from the old Courthouse. At lunch, both locations are packed out! But no worries, they are open for dinner too.
Normally I order the Sharon Mitchie Salad. This is the most distinctive salad in Midland. A bed of baby greens is topped with HOT beans and grilled squash, zuchinni, peppers, and asparagus. A light vinaigrette ties all the flavors together perfectly. At my latest lunch, I felt adventurous and tried the Shrimp and Fish Tacos. And I’m so glad I did. This coastal Mexico staple is amazingly good! The shrimp and fish are perfectly cooked and gently folded into soft corn tortillas. The tacos are served with Cancun’s white Spanish rice and the yummiest sauted veggies you’ve ever tasted.
So if you’re in the mood for the exotic, make a trip downtown and stop in Cancun Grill for a treat!
Next month I’ll have a fresh review for the tasting. Till then, open mouth, insert food.
Word of the Month:
Peak: n., the pointed top of anything; the maximum point, degree, or volume of anything: Oil prices reached their peak last summer (dictionary.com); v. to attain a peak of activity, development, popularity, etc.; used in a sentence: “I do believe we have peaked out at 85 million barrels a day globally.” – T. Boone Pickens
They Said It:
“We usually find gas in new places with old ideas. Sometimes, also, we find gas in an old place with a new idea, but we seldom find much gas in an old place with an old idea. Several times in the past we have thought that we were running out of gas, whereas actually we were only running out of ideas.” —Adapted from Parke A. Dickey by the American Potential Gas Committee
“We need to face it—as a nation we have a reliance on petroleum.” —Lisa Murkowski
“We need to change our national policies. We need to make domestic production a priority. This is for the people of America—that’s who it is a priority for. This is about us. It is about how we are going to live over the next many decades.” —Mark Mathis, filmmaker/producer of spoiled
Speaking on “peak oil”: John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil, interviewed on CNBC, February 2012:
“I think OPEC is about maxed out. when people talk about spare capacity in OPEC, I don’t see it. I just don’t see it coming through and I’m not sure it’s there. And it’s not just that they’re greedy, but they’re really producing what they can produce.”