Tag: mexican

Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Holy Guacamole, It’s Mexican Independence Day

Guacamole, or what the early Spaniards called “the butter of the poor,” experienced a tremendous resurgence in the last decade. The nickname derives from a time when avocados were always readily available and therefore inexpensive. This avocado-based spread is creamy, flavorful and is now regarded as a “healthy” snack due to the avocado’s nutritional benefits. […]

| September 16, 2015
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The New Jersey Gold Coast, A Foodie Find

The New Jersey Gold Coast, A Foodie Find

The New Jersey Gold Coast is comprised of all of the towns along the Hudson River with glorious views of Manhattan. This includes: Edgewater, North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City. Surprisingly, it is only about 20 minutes by car, bus or ferry from Manhattan to the New Jersey Gold Coast, making […]

| May 27, 2015
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Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in NYC

Though many people believe Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, it is actually the day that Mexican's  celebrate their victory over the French forces at the battle of Puebla. In the US, Cinco de Mayo is very festive day where Mexican culture and cuisine is enjoyed by people everywhere. In New York City there […]

| May 3, 2015
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Chef Julian Medina brings Jewish/Mexican Fusion to Toloache for Passover

Chef Julian Medina brings Jewish/Mexican Fusion to Toloache for Passover

As all New Yorkers know, NYC is the ultimate “foodie” city in the world.  With its myriad of cultures and great chefs, every palate should be able to be satisfied. Passover is uniquely limiting for restaurant dining since all leavened breads, rice, barley and legumes cannot be eaten during an eight-day period in remembrance of […]

| April 13, 2014
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Oxnard on the Rise

Oxnard on the Rise

Oxnard, a seaside town about 70 miles from Los Angeles and on the way to Ventura and Santa Barbara, has historically struggled a bit as a poor relation. While Ventura and Santa Barbara remain very fashionable, this gap is closing and a recent, albeit brief, early New Year visit confirmed this. The foodie scene is […]

| February 6, 2014
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A Cultural Crossroads in the East Village

A Cultural Crossroads in the East Village

Venturing down to the East Village for dinner is always an adventure and this night was no different. Cozily situated on 11th Street between Avenues B and C, Matilda Restaurant sparkles while pushing the boundaries of fusion. An unlikely marriage of Tuscan and Mexican cuisine is highlighted in a wide array of interesting, bold and […]

| April 7, 2013
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Mas Malo – Still Hip Enough for Downtown L.A.

Mas Malo – Still Hip Enough for Downtown L.A.

After two years, and 638 Yelp reviews, Mas Malo is going strong and satisfying the palates of those in search of fine Latin cuisine. Management is well aware that trends and tastes can change very quickly in this town, but Chef Robert Luna, who grew up with this cuisine, seems to always have his thumb […]

| March 12, 2013
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Checking Out The Chinese Influence In Mexicali… And More

Checking Out The Chinese Influence In Mexicali… And More

Mexicali is the largest border town in Baja and before my visit there last month I had no idea about the cultural identity of the town, assuming of course mostly Mexican. However it was the Chinese that virtually founded this bustling city and today their influence is everywhere, not least of all the 350 Chinese […]

| February 5, 2013
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Antojeria La Popular – A Celebration of Mexican Street Food

Antojeria La Popular – A Celebration of Mexican Street Food

Antojeria La Popular, a brand new Mexican tapas restaurant, is bringing excitement to Nolita. An antojito is a Mexican street snack designed to satisfy a craving and translated literally, means “little whim.” Nestled just below street level at 50 Spring Street, this is a truly unique establishment that is rife with warmth and ambiance. Entering […]

| February 1, 2013
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Dine By the Fire

Dine By the Fire

With winter rapidly approaching, check out these New York City restaurants where you can cozy up in front of a fireplace. Heralded restaurant Bouley (163 Duane Street, NYC, 212-964-2525, www.davidbouley.com) is one of the most romantic restaurants in New York, especially thanks to the dining room’s hand-carved fireplace with hearth imported from France. It’s an extremely picturesque scene […]

| November 25, 2012
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