Mexico

Meet The Yucatan’s Culinary Soldiers

I met Chef Wilson Alonzo in the patio of Restaurante Frailes, plucking flowers from the chile xcatik bush, a bright orange chile the shape of a tiny christmas light, with…

Five Restaurants to Try in Merida

I’m headed back to Merida soon, and I can’t wait to eat all of this. Here are five restaurants that represent a spectrum of food in the Merida area, and…

Treat Yourself: Ice Cream and Chocolate in Merida

Boy, have my taste buds changed. Ten years ago when I wasn’t drinking a beer in the Merida plaza I was sitting across the street at Helados Colon enjoying an…

Three Food Markets in Merida

On my return to Merida after ten years a lot has changed. Back in the day if you said the word vegetarian you’d get a bewildered look and a plate…

24 Hours in Valladolid

Ten years ago I came to Valladolid for a night with my fellow study abroad students. It was my 20th birthday and we set out to find a bottle of…

Guide to Eating, Drinking and Exploring Isla Mujeres

Well, Cancun pretty much sucked like I thought it would. Thank god Isla Mujeres is a 20 minute ferry ride away. Isla’s got turquoise waters, a good mix of tourist…

Bucerias and the Quest for Good Food in Tourist Towns

Bucerias is a low-key beach town that gets most of its charm from the fact that it’s not a big resort city like its neighbor to the South, Puerto Vallarta.…

Puerto Vallarta for a Night

I don’t usually find myself in places like this. It’s very touristy here. There’s a Señor Frogs. But a friend and I were staying about 30 minutes away in a…