Tag Archives: Mexico

Chef Aquiles Chavez Rocks Houston

La Fisheria – Seafood Mexican Cocina Houston, Texas Driving down Inker Street, the place that once housed a Vietnamese restaurant in the up-and-coming and semi-trendy Houston section of The Heights is not easy to miss.  The pastel makeover on the … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter

Red O Restaurant Los Angeles CA In mid-2010, celebrity chef Rick Bayless decided to expand his empire past Chicago and offer Mexican fine dining at Red O in the city just north of where they simply call Mexican food “food” … Continue reading

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Fellowship of the Ring

Rosca de Reyes Mexico I was aware of the tradition of the King Cake, a Mardi Gras staple decorated with familiar gold, green and purple icing and hiding a tiny plastic baby Jesus like some confectionary Cracker Jack pastry where … Continue reading

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Yo Ho Ho and A Bottle of Rum

Rum Tasting I have to admit I don’t know much about rum, although I try to avoid rum in bottles with pictures of pirates or bats on the label or in opaque bottles that appear to be hiding something evil. … Continue reading

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Sometimes Dead Is Better

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Mexico/Southwestern U.S. What do New Orleans Jazz Funerals, Irish wakes and Dia de los Muertos have in common? All are celebrations of life and a way to either send someone off in … Continue reading

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