On Nov. 6, the country watched closely as voters legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults in Colorado and Washington. And now those votes are resonating south of the border.This week, the president of Costa Rica said that increased demand for marijuana will impact Drug War-torn countries. And ... More >>
When you walk into Graciela Mendoza Moreno's restaurant, she will surprise you with a compliment. "Guapo!" or "Guapa!" she shouts ("Handsome!" or "Beautiful!") to every customer who enters Victor's Mexican restaurant in SOMA. She stands at the helm of the burrito assembly line, beside the mild and s ... More >>
Alanna HaleNopalito's co-chefs, Jose Ramos (left) and Gonzalo GuzmanGonzalo Guzman and Jose Ramos, co-chefs of Nopalito, both grew up in Mexico -- in Veracruz and Guanajuato, respectively -- but ended up as cooks in San Francisco through very different paths. Before working together at Nopa, ... More >>
John BirdsallCorn tamales from La Spiga de Oro, $14 per dozen.The SFoodie Advent Calendar counts down the days before Christmas/Nondenominationalwinterholiday, one treat at a time. When I was a chef in Chicago I worked with a prep cook we called Juancito, a sweet guy from Michoacan who'd sli ... More >>
John BirdsallCarnitas tacos ($1.50 each).Tuesday, August 17, 2010 John BirdsallIt may be named for a twirling rooster, but El Gallo Giro taco truck stays put outside the gates of Parque Ninos Unidos at Treat and 23rd Street. The vehicle's streetside mural looks like something from a k ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
AzieA diverse spectrum of restaurants closed across San Francisco in the first two months of the year, ranging from the celebrated Azie (opened in December of 1999, and now only available as a private event space through its next-door sister restaurant, LuLu) to now-you-see-it-now-you-don't&nbs ... More >>
Francisco BarradasCLG Thai Cafe was evicted so fast they apparently didn't have time to take down its sign. The Mexican restaurant that took its place is now following them out the door. Sounds like it's time for another protest in the Mission.Mission hipsters against gentrification of the Mission h ... More >>
Every year, the corpses of hundreds of immigrants are flown from San Francisco to their home countries.
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
Corporate shifts at Knight-Ridder cost the Merc control of its Mexico City news bureau, the last such source of Mexico news in the Bay Area