[LA Weekly] Eat This Now: Pambazo at Metro Balderas
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[LA Weekly] Eat This Now: Pambazo at Metro Balderas

D. Solomon pambazo at Metro Balderas Angelenos who visit Mexico City inevitably return home on the hunt for certain foods. Squash blossoms. Huaraches. Mollejas. And the mighty pambazo. While the sandwich can be found in various regions, it’s especially ubiquitous on the streets of el Distrito Federal. Variations abound, but pambazos are essentially sandwiches stuffed with fried mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

*BLOG / FOOD / Latin American food / Mexican food

The Craft of Cooking + Perseverance

Nowadays, many chefs are often associated with razzle-dazzle and celebrity – as any Food Network fan can attest.  But what about the steady hard-workers who are just as dedicated to the craft of cooking, yet never reach fame?  Who continue making meals and opening restaurants even in the toughest of circumstances?   And whose dishes are just … Continue reading

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[Blog] Amazing Musical Magical Moments in Mexico City

Originally published on the kick-ass Nacional Records blog in three parts in February of 2008. For the Nacional blog I wrote with the persona of a Spanglish speaking, Spanish music-obsessed “teenage gringa chick.”  Guess what! I’m no longer the gringa 17-year-old music loca – I’m now 18 and still anxious to tell you more about my … Continue reading

Concert Review: Alma Campesina Mariachis at Boyle Heights’ El Mercadito
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Concert Review: Alma Campesina Mariachis at Boyle Heights’ El Mercadito

Entering El Mercadito in Boyle Heights feels exactly like entering a marketplace in Mexico City.  The smell of fresh pan dulce, the sizzling of elote, the shopkeepers yelling “¡Pásale, pásale señorita!,” rainbow-colored rows of boots, and especially the music.  At El Mercadito, vendors sell all types of Mexican music, and often invite guests to sample … Continue reading