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


A Trip to Oaxaca’s Mercado de Abastos for Oaxacalifornia at Origen

Friday is a good day for the Mercado de Abastos, Oaxaca city’s wholesale market. On Fridays and Tuesdays the señoras come from different parts of Oaxaca to the market to sell…

Where to Eat on the Oaxacan Coast: Puerto Escondido to San Agustinillo

I’m pretty sure I learned the magic of eating garlic shrimp, down to the shells and heads, when I was six on our first family trip to Mexico, in Puerto Angel, which happens to…

Hotels in Mexico

I put this list together on boutique hotels in Mexico while booking another trip to Mexico and remembering how annoying it is to look through hotel reviews. Especially if you are…

Where to Eat in Tijuana: Five Places to Sample the City

From old school to brand new, street side to white table cloth, Tijuana has a crazy range of eating options. Here are a few to get started with. Tacos Franc…

It’s Mezcal Week!

Yea… I should have posted this earlier in the week. Regardless, there’s lots to check out in the next few days if you’re into mezcal.  Over 20 restaurants are offering…

Where to Drink in Tijuana: Mezcal, Cocktails and Craft Beer

Sorry lonely promoters and tequila girls hanging on the balconies of empty super nightclubs, Tijuana has moved on from the Coko Bongo days. Don’t get me wrong, this is a…

Where to Eat in Tijuana: Three Food Colectivos

I don’t blame you for the question mark in your tone when I tell you that I just got back from Tijuana. You’re thinking spring break or narco violence or…

Soriano Twins Bring a Taco Truck to Telegraph

There are many new things happening in North Oakland that I’m not excited about. Increasingly ridiculous rents, for example. Groups of girls all wearing variants of denim tops and bottoms…

Plenty to Take Away at Lena’s Soul Food Cafe in Oakland

I’m pretty sure that for each Yelp page of southern restaurants in the Bay there’s at least five reviews that start with, “I’m from [enter somewhere in the south] and I…

In Between Meals on Holbox

It would be easy to spend most of your day lounging in a beach hammock on Holbox. But then you miss smobbin’ around in a golf cart to find the…