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  • SFJAZZ goes south of the border ....
    SFJAZZ goes south of the border ....
    In this week’s Summer Session at SFJAZZ, the spotlight falls on Mexico. Part of the Great Americas Songbook program, this celebration of Mexican music features Natalia Lafourcade, La Santa Cecilia, Tania Libertad and Flaco Jiménez & Max...
  • How to host and ENJOY a summer party
    How to host and ENJOY a summer party
    We've all been there, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather and throw a party outdoors. We get excited with the decorations, the preparations and the thought that we will be able to enjoy fun times with friends and family...
  • Cinco de Mayo party activities, crafts, games for Mexican cultural festival
    Cinco de Mayo party activities, crafts, games for Mexican cultural festival
    Cinco de Mayo translates to "fifth of May" in Spanish. It celebrates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Pueblo. It's not the Mexican independence day though it sounds like the U.S. 4th of July. My Latino friends tell me Cinco de...
  • Free printable Cinco de Mayo activities, Mexican crafts, games, lesson plans
    Free printable Cinco de Mayo activities, Mexican crafts, games, lesson plans
    Cinco de Mayo means the fifth of May. But it isn't Mexican Independence Day nor the equivalent of the U.S. Fourth of July. Cinco de Mayo is the day Mexicans remember El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla). Cinco de Mayo is mostly an...
  • Karaoke king
    Canción almuerzo (Brunch song) at Papagayo
    The term “sing for your supper” took on a whole new meaning, and time frame, on Sunday when my friend and I took up microphones. You see, if you sing Karaoke during Papagayo’s weekly brunch in South Boston, you get a free meal.I...
  • Papito Potrero Is Serving Up Great, Organic Mexican Cuisine
    New Chef at Papito Potrero Is Serving Up Great, Organic Mexican Cuisine
    Tucked in a cozy little corner of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill, Papito has recently introduced a hot new chef, Efren Villalobos. Complementing some of the restaurant’s iconic signature dishes, Villalobos has spiced up the menu with the...
  • Ariel Camacho dead: 22-year-old singer Camacho dead after tragic car crash
    Ariel Camacho dead at 22: Police cite speed in Camacho's deadly car crash
    Ariel Camacho is dead after a car crash involving speed, according to police. The deadly accident taking the life of the Mexican singer occurred just a few hours after Camacho’s last Facebook post showing him with a car. Ariel Camacho, a...
  • Green chile pork stew
    Try the easiest and best recipe for pork green chile stew
    Living in Arizona, many of us absolutely love anything with Mexican or Southwest flavors. I often have some type of chiles in the refrigerator and often have homemade salsa verde that I canned during the summer. These ingredients, along with the...
  • Review: Órale Mexican Kitchen in Jersey City
    Review: Órale Mexican Kitchen in Jersey City
    Órale Mexican Kitchen in Jersey City only opened in 2013, but they've been attracting a crowd ever since, and with good reason.With hardwood floors, a touch of graffiti art on the brick wall, back-lit shelves of vibrantly-colored beverages in...
  • Turkey leftovers made Mexican
    Turkey leftovers made Mexican
    Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and that you took time to count your blessings! If you're like most of us, you have plenty of turkey and other trimmings left from yesterday that you're ready to do something with. Many times, I find...
  • Wrap them up or serve them on the side
    Wrap them up or serve them on the side: Hot and spicy refried beans
    Refried beans are quite popular in many Latin countries and are considered a staple of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. Pinto beans are boiled and then fried; later when they are needed for a meal they are then reheated.The definition of refried...
  • Pedro's Bar and Restaurant
    Pedro's of dumbo
    The first thing that comes to mind when you’re in one of the hottest New York City neighborhoods while hungry is “pricey.” Consequently, those who are caught in this predicament aren’t left with many options other than to...
  • Caramba’s Mexican Foods
    Hearty Meals in Surprise, Arizona
    If you’re traveling and looking for Mexican food that is cooked while you wait and priced fair – you have to stop by Caramba’s Mexican Foods in Surprise Arizona. I make it a point on every trip through Arizona to stop and have a...
  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Mexican-Inspired Skillet
    Sweet Potato Black Bean Mexican-Inspired Skillet
    For some reason, nothing says "fall" quite like sweet potatoes. Maybe it's the fact that they're a staple at Thanksgiving, or that their orange hue brings to mind the changing leaves, but for whatever reason, as soon as the...
  • The Book of Life
    Review: 'The Book of Life' is a visual stunner
    “The Book of Life” is a recent computer animated film focusing on the story of Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), Maria (voiced by Zoe Saldana), and Joaquin (voiced by Channing Tatum), three childhood friends who find themselves caught in...
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