Food & Drink

Necessary Beverages: Mezcal, Beer, and Coffee in Ensenada

Ensenada stole a small piece of my heart recently. I have long treasured my ritual breakfast at La Guerrerense, the popular seafood street cart where eating a sea urchin sofrito…

Seven Places to Eat and Drink in Mexico City

I recently went back to Mexico City and while I discovered that I would be happy sipping on a Victoria and eating chile-covered fruit floating on the Xochimilco canals all…

Five Places to Eat and Drink in San Diego

The first time I went to San Diego I got stuck in traffic for hours. Like, way more hours than we thought. So long that I didn’t even chuckle at…

Degrees Plato: A Oaxacan Bar Menu and Hella Beer in Oakland

I am a chip girl. BBQ potato chips, classic tortilla, new-age flax and chia speckled, doesn’t matter the flavor: pretty soon after opening I’m covered in crumbs and tossing the…

Five More Reasons to Visit Morelia, Mexico

In Morelia every Friday night they do a fireworks show in front of the Cathedral, and as we learned even when it rains. There were a few gold sparkly bursts,…

Guest Post: Tomato Day Dream by Photographer Nicola Parisi

I met Nicola last year at Eat Real Festival, and fell in love with her dreamy California photo journals. Here’s a story from her on one of my favorite foods…

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 Eat and Drink in Rosarito

Rosarito is right on the Pacific coast and in between two great food destinations, Tijuana and Ensenada (including the increasingly trendy wine destination, Valle de Guadalupe) but I think a lot of Americans…

Back to the Emeryville Public Market for Nyum Bai’s Cambodian Cooking

EDIT: Nyum Bai is no longer at the Public Market, and is a full-service restaurant in the Fruitvale Village! Go! For townies like me, walking into the new Emeryville Public…

Tamales Acapulco and the Original Community Organizers Behind Oakland Street Food

You can’t miss the street food vendors on the sidewalk on International Blvd in Fruitvale. The fruit carts with peeled and cubed tropical fruits stacked in neat quart containers that…