Mexico

05 May 2021

Cinco De Mayo Is A ‘Fake Holiday’ Invented By Beer Companies

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that day is September 16, 1810, when Father Hidalgo called for independence from Spain). Cinco de Mayo is not even widely celebrated in Mexico, it’s more of an American holiday historically promoted by US-owned corporate alcohol brands and ‘fast-casual Mexican’ restaurant chains

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 2
25 Jun 2018

Mexico Announces Plan to Build Wall to Keep Chad Out of Cancun

Mexico made a surprising move on Monday morning when announced that it plans to build a border wall in order to keep Chad out of Cancun. In an interview with BAS, spokesperson for the Cancun tourism board, Felipe Calderon, said, “We’re sick of Chad and his friends coming to our country,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
21 Jul 2017

Mexico City has a new Saint and it Protects Against Gentrification

Without – one assumes – papal consent, artists in two Mexico City neighborhoods have created and venerated their very own patron saint, Santa Mari de Juaricua, protectress against gentrification. Santa Maria de Ribera and Juarez are two adjoining neighborhoods in CDMX which have been hit hard in recent years by

Fatt Mink 3
08 May 2017

Ooh La La Lucha: Booze, boobs, and (Power)bombs!

The Fourth Annual ‘Day of the Battle Blowout’ has left a sexy, sweaty, slamming, and sauced up Cinco De Mayo aftermath in downtown Detroit yet again! After coming off of yet another action packed show last year, Ooh La La Lucha made its greatly anticipated return! The Motor City loves

Curtis Schabath 0
20 Nov 2016

On the Hunt for Oaxaca’s Seven Different Types of Mole Sauce

“Latin women dig me. They really do. Like that woman the other day who gazed at me and said ‘you’ve got more eyes than a pineapple.’” That’s a brazen, almost pontificatory, snippet of notes from my recent trip south of the border. I wasn’t sure if they’d get published necessarily. They

Dan Nazarian - Uninformed Informant 2
02 Mar 2016

When Cities Make Laws About Your Food

It’s true that consumers must make informed decisions about their food intake. I mean hey, it’s your health. But it’s also true that foods in the USA aren’t as well-regulated as we expect and even though we know in theory that big portions aren’t good for us, that too much salt

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08 Dec 2013

Dispatches From The Road, México: Taco Tripping

Ay, los tacos. Is there really any more perfect food? Compact, convenient, little envelopes of heaven. And, now, apparently an essential part of a well rounded diet. México, for the taco, the world is forever in your debt. And whereas they are what hamburgers are to Americans across the country

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 1
30 Nov 2013

Dispatches From The Road, México: DF Turkey Trot

In November 2005, after having lived in Mexico City for close to a year, I lost my appendix. By lost, I should rather say it violently decided to check out by causing me to wretch up my organs and writhe in pain ‘til a doctor cut it out of me

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