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Food Rx: The Mayan Corn God vs. Nopalito (SF)

"After September 6th, everything will make sense," a friend told me. She's referring to New Years Day of the Mayan calendar. It was supposed to be a comforting prediction, but I prodded her with questions. So, the Mayan calendar was developed thousands of years ago by...

Breakfast at La Fonda Florecita (OAX)

I woke up thinking about breakfast. During my time in Italy ten years ago, I picked up the habit of not eating in the mornings at all--Italians tend to just have a cappuccino and cornetto (a little croissant-like pastry) for breakfast, opting to save space...

ReCPY

ReCPY: Holy Mole!

I am not talking about the big mole scene from Austin Powers. This is one of the most complicated food I have evermade. Why did I make mole?  Because my friend went to Mexico and brought back a bunch of dried chillies....

Tortas Los Picudos (SF)

I finally ate my first torta two weeks ago - on Superbowl Sunday. My friend Kishi, who lives in San Francisco, took me to Tortas Los Picudos on 24th Street between Alabama and Harrison. I guess it took me...

Rico's Tacos (Ay Que Rico!)

Ever since Kayoko packed her bags and returned to the land of eternal sunshine and spotless minds, I've been having an ever-growing yearning to return to the good old...

Cabo Report Part 3 of 3

We splurged at one of the best restaurants in Cabo, which was conveniently located in the hotel we stayed at. We asked concierge to make a reservation, and I casually asked about dress code, and she said "elegant outfit". WTF does that mean? It's a beach vacation, and Nate only...

Cabo Report Part 1 of 3

We made a recession trip to Cabo San Lucas over the weekend. How recession friendly?Airfare - Miles redeemedHotel - my bf is VERY travel savvy and found a crazy deal at Sheraton for $30 a night. Must be computer glitch, since regular price was $350 a night.. $120...

Taco... Rice!?!?!!

After Yoko's post this weekend about taco ricing in Okinawa, I was super intrigued. Have you ever heard of such a thing??? As Yoko mentioned, taco rice origins lie in Okinawa, and is a product of the US occupation of the island. More about taco rice on Wiki-...

Chino's for a Burrito in the Outer Richmond (SF)

They say that NY is the dining capital of the world- but what is the glory of that if you can't even find decent burrito here? Mexican food in NY is so pathetic it makes me want to cry.So when in San Francisco, you must get your burrito on whenever...