Nicasio. Common things, done uncommonly well.

Nicasio. Common things, done uncommonly well.

Entrepreneur. I think I wanted to be one from the very time I learned what the word meant. I remember the day I walked into The Ad Club. Someone came over to the bar and said, “Hear you left McLaren. Who picked you up?” “No one,” I said. “I went out on my own. Opened...
Taco ‘bout a nice new addition to the San Miguel food scene.

Taco ‘bout a nice new addition to the San Miguel food scene.

A new taqueria opened in San Miguel de Allende a few weeks ago. Not exactly the biggest news on the local culinary scene you might say. But go ahead, name another San Miguel taqueria. Not too many are there? I can only think of five. Tacos Don Tequila, Baja Fish...
Why don’t ex-pats drink micheladas?

Why don’t ex-pats drink micheladas?

I think I know why. I think it has to do with that can’t teach old dogs new tricks adage. And that’s a barking shame. Because micheladas are one of Mexico’s significant contributions to the world of alcoholic beverages. Almost everyone is guilty or almost guilty of...
The whole enchilada about…well…you can guess what.

The whole enchilada about…well…you can guess what.

“More than tacos, tamales or mole, enchiladas are the national dish of Mexico. Enchiladas reflect Mexico’s history, agriculture and traditions. Enchiladas are the ultimate campesino dish, gone mainstream, even gourmet.” Chef Sylvia Casares, aka The Enchilada...
The hunt for the hard shell taco.

The hunt for the hard shell taco.

I admit it. I am a food snob. A nose in the stratosphere prig when it comes to food. And that sometimes presents problems. Major problems. The first Mexican dish I ever ate was a taco. Well, OK, this taco wasn’t really Mexican. But I thought it was. I was sure it was....

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