What? You’ve never tried birria?

What? You’ve never tried birria?

I’m not surprised. I hadn’t tried it until about ten years ago. And I’m a guy who scours the back streets of San Miguel on a constant search for anything new and different. Especially anything Mexican. The problem with birria is it’s a regional dish, a very regional...
Three tasty tacos you may have never tried.

Three tasty tacos you may have never tried.

Most of the time Don Day’s Wife and I share the shopping duties. She tends to do the supermarkets. I tend to do the not so super markets. About every two weeks though we do what we call the big shop. This is the one where we replenish the laundry detergent, the...
Hail Caesar! Hail Flavio!

Hail Caesar! Hail Flavio!

Name the Mexican fine-dining dish most prepared outside of Mexico. OK, a clue, it doesn’t include a taco. OK, another clue, there are no chiles. The most prepared dish outside of Mexico is, according to Chef Flavio Ramirez Jr., the Caesar Salad. The extraordinary...
I’ve got a new source for affordable beef in San Miguel.

I’ve got a new source for affordable beef in San Miguel.

If you ask people about my eating habits, they will tell you that I, enthusiastically and passionately, eat virtually anything and everything. The crawly, the weird, the squiggly, the strange, the creepy, the ghastly, the eerie, the ugly. It’s true. I do. But I’m also...
My romance with romeritos.

My romance with romeritos.

I’d only ever seen them in Mexico and, until recently, I thought they were gone from my diet forever, maybe even extinct. These tasty little plants called romeritos used to show up every winter in San Miguel de Allende. Then disappeared. But there they were, back in...
Birria and ramen. A marriage made in San Miguel.

Birria and ramen. A marriage made in San Miguel.

“What brought you in to the restaurant?”, said the well-dressed woman at the doorway to the kitchen. “Was it the sign? I hope it was the sign.” Aaah, the power of advertising. Some bold, all upper-case typography. Wrapped inside a sunshine-colored border. And those...

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