Agave Spirits

I offer consulting, education, creative programs and experiences for brands, bars/restaurants, and organizations that connect consumers more deeply to agave and other Mexican spirits, and support the people behind them.

Published Work

I report for various outlets and focus on viewing food and spirits as a lens to write about the environment, socio-economic issues, history, politics and culture.



Recent Blog Posts


Three Bowls of Soup in LA

Trump is President, it’s cold for us California babies, and everyone I know is sick. We need soup, y’all. Here are three places to get a bowl of soup in…

Four Juice Bars in Oakland

Juices, smoothies, acai bowls and chia puddings, non-dairy warm drinks… We are on trend in Oakland and thankfully it’s without the activated $12 charcoal waters and bullshit anti-food health diets.…

Five More Places to Eat and Drink in Tijuana and Ensenada

Tijuana and Ensenada continue to charm me (and my taste buds). Here are a few more places to visit. Tijuana Cine Tonalá This three-story movie house, cultural center, rooftop bar and restaurant…

Obelisco in Fruitvale: Leticia Chavez channels comfort foods from life on the ranch

This past week has been a sad one for Oakland and I’ve been craving comfort food. The other day inside Berkeley Bowl I even paused in the bulk aisle when…

Two Spots for Ramen in Los Angeles

Is it ever ramen weather in Los Angeles? Not like I really need an excuse. Here are two ramen chains in L.A. to get your slurp on. Shin Sen Gumi…

Get Your Copita Ready, Mezcal Week is Nov 6-13

Tequila’s smoky cousin… Jk Jk, fuck that reference— we all know what mezcal is by now, right? And if you don’t, Mezcal Week is the time to learn about it.…

el guero ensenada

Eating and Drinking in Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe

Did you know there’s a wine valley in Baja? In Valle de Guadalupe you’re sure to find good food and wine, beautiful views and probably at least one wrong turn down…

Q & A with the Oakland Food Policy Council on the Oakland Soda Tax

If you live in Oakland like me chances are you’ve been getting a mailbox full of flyers telling you to vote no on Measure HH, the “grocery tax.” But guess…

Freedom Farmers Market Oakland Temescal

Black Farmers, Traditional Food and Good Vibes at Oakland’s Freedom Farmers’ Market

Oakland farmers markets, my friends and family are a few reasons why I love coming home. Now I’m adding a new market to my weekend lineup: the Freedom Farmers’ Market,…

Oaxaca Raw: Mexican Food at the Mar Vista Farmers Market

I usually roll my eyes at anything advertised as raw food or vegan. Neither of those labels indicates that a meal will be balanced, healthy or taste good. In LA “healthy” food…