Mexico

More Eats on the Oaxacan Coast

Floating in the turquoise bays of Huatulco and emerging just for a fresh coconut and garlic shrimp heads is my perfect beach day. Here are a few more things that…

Where to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca, Part Two

After late nights in Oaxaca kept up by the creep of the mezcal high, I’m always excited for the rewards in the morning: frothy hot chocolate, fresh juice, crispy-edged fried…

Where to Drink in Oaxaca

I should have called this post Where to Drink in Oaxaca If It’s Not From a Plastic Bottle of Mezcal You Got From the Palenque Today. But on the real,…

Where to Eat Breakfast in Oaxaca

I love breakfast. My boyfriend is not a big fan. Anytime I ask him if a certain place is good for breakfast he says, “I don’t know, it’s breakfast,” with…

Drink the Day Away at These Two Cantinas in Oaxaca

I like cantinas, as I do dive bars, especially when I’m traveling. I like being in them during the day, the feeling that I should be doing something productive wearing…

Treat Yo Self to These Two Restaurants in Oaxaca

As a journalist who recently quit my day job,  I was in heaven eating cheaply in Oaxaca. I cooked with beautiful market ingredients and ate at cocina economicas, market stands, and drank green juices…

Mezcal and More: Rolling through Oaxaca with Neta Mezcal

Max Rosenstock is from New Mexico, lives in the Bay, and knows the Oaxacan countryside so well I’m surprised when he hits a tope too fast. His project, Neta Mezcal,…

Ranch to Table in Oaxaca with Chef José Luis Díaz

I met José Luis Diaz at his restaurant, Chilhuacle Rojo, in the Oaxaca centro. He has a deep voice, two chile pepper tattoos on his forearm, and uses yadadayadayada to finish…

Oaxaca Day Trip: Etla Valley

The days of the week in Oaxaca are told by market days. Sunday is Tlacolula, Friday is Ocotlán, Thursday is Zaachila, and Wednesday is Etla. These are the days when…

A Night in Latuvi: Visiting Los Pueblos Mancomunados

The morning in Latuvi smelled like fire and smoke, and purple shadows draped over the curves of the Sierra Norte as I looked out from the balcony. At night the…