New Chronicle food editor Brandon Watson files his first review this week on new rooftop burger restaurant The Silo on 7th. He finds the food wildly inconsistent over two visits.
On paper, the Navasota ($10.95) seemed like a sure bet. The ingredients are an honor roll of Southwestern flavors – grilled avocado and serranos, tomatillo, cilantro, and chipotle adobo, theoretically calmed by mayo and muenster cheese. But on the first visit, the adobo sauce made all the other toppings moot. A lighter touch would have chastened adobo's diva tendencies. That issue was corrected on the second go-round. Moderately used, the sauce blended with the pork patty's succulence.
I've tried almost all of the many taco options ($2-2.25) and they are all fantastic, especially the al pastor – the pork-laden, pineapple-crowned trompo (Spanish for "spinning top", which the vertical rotisserie resembles) spins majestically in plain view. The meat has a nice chile-glazed richness, perfect when you add some of the grilled chile strips from the salsa bar.
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