It's certainly not a weekend for lightweights. Leave your fanny pack at the house and imbibe in many of the options around town as we collectively celebrate General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín's defeat of the French in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Despite the fiesta, many ... More >>
Not everything is Tecate and tequila with a smattering of high-pitched mariachi howling on Cinco de Mayo -- not anymore at least, thanks to the rise of Mexican craft breweries.
The individuals behind these operations aren't going the usual lager route, as the Los Angeles Times reported earli ... More >>
While visiting my parents in Detroit this weekend, I'd planned to dine at Slows BBQ, a trendy smokehouse that's earned praise from Bon Appetit and been credited by The New York Times with spearheading the city's cultural resurgence. But since my planning consisted entirely of checking the address an ... More >>
Once upon a time, the City Attorney's Office had hoped to get the Museum of the American Railroad outta Fair Park by August 1. But that was way back in February -- before the myriad court hearings and legal filings that ultimately led to Judge Martin Hoffman setting a January 2011 trial date in t ... More >>
Sarah JohnsonIn celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the day the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla, City of Ate has decided to compile a short list of unusual margaritas that Dallas restaurants have to offer. Sure, we could of went the salsa route, but that doesn't involve alcohol ... More >>
Lordy, it's a busy plate of music happening this fifth day of May. Although Cinco De Mayo is not that big of a holiday in Mexico (where is it celebrated mainly in the state of Puebla), here, we've made it into just another reason to drink up and party. In that sense, the beaucoup of touring acts ... More >>
Wikimedia photoChalupas or tostadas? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.
Of course you know what constitutes a tostada. That's a flat, crispy disc
made from corn, then loaded with all sorts of freight including lettuce,
tomatoes, beans or meat, cheese, possibly pico or crema, and topped ... More >>
Alex FloresLike so many of the world's most famous dishes, the true origins of mole are shrouded by time. Is it, as many insist, from Puebla or did cooks in Oaxaca first concoct the spicy bitter chocolate sauce? Maybe it was created by nuns. Some say it resulted from a kitchen accident.Hardly see ... More >>
Chiles rellenos, Emeril-stylePoblano peppers or Anaheim?
When making chiles rellenos, the chef must first consider which pepper might better serve his or her vision of the completed dish. Indeed, they are similar and both are widely used, but tasting reveals subtle but noticeable differences. ... More >>
Oh, Mrs. LaFave, if your teacher ID is still valid, you can get some free chicken strips next week.
Tuesday, May 5, marks an important holiday, and we're not just talking about the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla. That date is also Teacher Appreciation Day. These tireless men and women ... More >>