Category Archives: Food

Onion Square

Union Square Market has been an enormous success ever since it began in a small way back in 1976, although in those days the market was tiny and the square was yet another needle park. We moved our office down … Continue reading

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Comida

Traditionally in Mexico, the main meal, Comida, happens in the early afternoon. Hundreds of these colorful tiny storefronts, like this small restaurant on the Calzada a la Estacion, do not hesitate to use color and great hand-painted graphics to grab … Continue reading

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The Excuse Me Chicken Shop

The real name is the Polleria Zaragoza, but it is known locally as the Polleria Con Permisso, which, roughly translated, means the “Excuse Me Chicken Shop”. Just to add to the confusion, it sells mainly vegetables and fruit. At about … Continue reading

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Not Sure What They Are, But They Taste Great

We think these rather interesting fruit are Maguey, which is the fruit from the Agave, the big spikey-leaved plant from which tequila and mescal are also made. We bought a couple, and when split they have a very large shiny … Continue reading

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We’ll Soon be Drinking That

Just south of Woodstock, in the southern Catskills, and just inland of Kingston, the Ashokan Resevoir is the main source of water for New York City, sitting in a largely unspoiled watershed area. We get to come through here each … Continue reading

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Limey

One of the best things about living in Mexico is that fruit and vegetables are grown in profusion, particularly in the area around San Miguel de Allende. Here, one of the merchants in the Tuesday Tianguis, a giant outdoor market … Continue reading

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Street Food

Most gringos avoid street food like the plague, in our opinion it is most often the best meal you can get in San Miguel, and at a very reasonable price. Every evening this group sets up a table at the … Continue reading

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Gorditas and Fried Bolios

This weekend is the celebration of Mexican independence and the reading of the Cry of Dolores, or El Grito, in the Jardin. The town is packed with Mexicans coming here to the heart of Independence to celebrate, and our neighbors … Continue reading

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Flamethrower Pork

On Good Friday here in San Miguel the local streets are closed to traffic and all the foodsellers, and even many householders, put out stalls selling all kinds of great Mexican street food. Still one of our favorites however is … Continue reading

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Delivered Right To Your Doorstep

    Yesterday evening, while relaxing after dinner, we heard an eerie, extremely loud, and other-worldly howling whistle in the street that we had never heard before, more like an alien invasion than the knife grinder’s melodious occarina like sound, … Continue reading

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