My mom worked for Paramount Studios at the time, for an up-and coming whippersnapper of a young executive (Jeffrey Katzenberg). She worked from 8am to 8pm everyday and would come from Hollywood to pick me up in Northridge so I wouldn't have to take the bus both ways. We were both very dedicated to our passions.
This happened about 2x per week and dinner was the same everytime... Jack in the Box. Way back when they had something called the "Super Taco." Not the 'Monster' taco, but the SUPER taco. It was a few inches bigger than the Monster and had this pretty amazing salsa that was chunky and kind of like Ortega bottled salsa or Herdez Salsa Casera.
Man I loved those tacos. I remember one occasion where I ordered and ate five of them. The oily crunchy shell, the mystery filling, the melted rubbery "American" cheese slice and that salsa. I always asked for extra salsa and they were always piping hot.
This was in the 80's. I guess at some point in the 90's, the Super Taco morphed into something else. That fancy salsa was probably too expensive.
How I miss that taco and of course that time when I was much younger, thinner, and weekly horseback riding was part of my life!
Riding in Baja, 2009