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


Nieves Cinco de Mayo Celebrates 7 Years of Mexican Ice Cream

There are three central lessons I learned while talking to Don Luis Abundis, the owner of Nieves Cinco De Mayo in Fruitvale: 1. My mom may always be my biggest…

Dreamy Preston Vineyards

Healdsburg is a magical little place isn’t it? Sometimes I think it’s too precious for me, but then I have a few glasses of wine and I take that thought…

Ferronlandia Goes South: 5 Places to Eat and Drink in the Triangle

I recently took a quick trip to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Raleigh area and it was my first time in the American south. That being said, there was a lot I wanted…

The East Bay Al Fresco Dining and Drinking List

Now’s the time of year when I start getting text messages from my friends asking me for summer evening date spots. So I figure we could all step up our…

Two Pop-Up Markets in San Francisco and Oakland

I am careful with what food events I attend in San Francisco. A few months ago at a pop-up food event downtown I overheard a guy say that he was…

Hella Mexican Soups at Taqueria Campos in Oakland

Edit: Taqueria Campos is now called La Casita, and it’s the same family as before. Living in Temescal I’m lucky enough to have gray weather comfort food options just a…

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…

Mole, Tacos & Tamales: A Few Mexican Eateries in the East Bay

Yup, still love Mexican food. Here are a few places in the East Bay that I’ve become quite smitten with this past month. Los Moles in Emeryville Walk into Los…

10 More Things to Eat and Drink in NYC

Well, we did it again. My best friend and I fit all these meals and drinks into one weekend in New York, making us really good at vacation or grossly…