Tag Archives: San Diego

Tequilería El Agave (no traumas here)

My first experience with tequila was a long time ago (in the late eighties) when I was in Tijuana with some American friends. What I remember most vividly was the terror I felt when a bunch of waiters came to … Continue reading

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Fish, hibiscus and karaoke

I am astounded by the variety of Mexican beverages, their connections with certain holidays and the type of people who drink them. The beverages I associate with my childhood in Panamá are chicheme (a corn drink), saril (similar to a … Continue reading

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Love and coffee in 7-11

I love breakfast, or rather: the idea of it. Breakfast is the ideal meal where my happy childhood memories reside (along with my father’s spaghetti al ragù, which is what I wanted for my sixteenth birthday along with the Go-go’s … Continue reading

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Tripping on tripe soup

I’ve spent the past two weeks defending myself against a flu that has sucked the life out of me, and has left me with no desire to deal with indolent students who now care about their grades and homework. We … Continue reading

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Turkey Day

In Latin America many of our towns and cities are named after saints, we have fiestas patronales, and we celebrate our saint’s day. When I came to live in the United States I was surprised that Americans were getting ready … Continue reading

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How a brat fell in love with México

When I was six years old I was surprised when my mother announced that we were moving back home to Panamá -it never occurred to me that I wasn’t Puerto Rican. Puerto Rico was the only place I thought of … Continue reading

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Rubio’s shifts focus to premium, healthful, sustainable seafood

Rubio’s new Sesame Soy Fish Taco. The chain’s founder Ralph Rubio is looking toward healthful, premium and sustainable options. (Rubio’s / April 12, 2012) By Tiffany HsuApril 12, 2012, 4:10 p.m. Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill is a lot of things: … Continue reading

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