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


Where to Eat on Holbox, Part 2: Lunch and Dinner

Before there were ferries and before there was refrigeration, Holboxeños used to eat the eggs of wild birds, all kinds of fish, and on a special night, a manatee that could…

Where to Eat on Holbox: Mandarina Beach Club

I didn’t want to leave Mandarina, Hotel Casa Tortuga’s restaurant. I went on my last night, after my travel companion left, and sat under the palapa, on the rooftop bar with a mezcal…

Where to Eat on Holbox Part 1: Breakfast

At 7 AM on Holbox I woke up and walked the beach, stopping to swim in the Caribbean sea with no one else in sight but two fisherman untangling the…

Cooling Off In Chicxulub

On a 100 degree day in Merida the centro is like a fiery pit of cement. I know I did things in heat like this when I lived here, but…

48 Hours in Mexico City

Leaving Mexico City after two days is like leaving a really good party at 10 pm. Granted, I had been before with my sister and done a lot of the…

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…

Pop-Up Tacos Oscar Rocked My Monday Night

Tacos Oscar took over Boot & Shoe last night accompanied by fiery sangritas and popsicle micheladas, zebra piñatas, and a salsa-spinning DJ. I don’t know anything about him because he…

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…

Almost 24 Hours in Downtown LA

We started with a juice and a tumeric-ginger shot at Crafters, and then armed with the make-believe nutritional permission to eat and drink mostly things that are bad for us,…

Run, Walk, Eat Tacos for BAHIA This Saturday

I recently stopped by my old daycare for lunch. BAHIA (Bay Area Hispanic Institute for Advancement) and its sister preschool Centro Vida, are undeniably where my taste for Mexican food…