Polish DJ Tom Swoon will help El Santo in Scottsdale celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, taking to the DJ booth prior to Porter Robinson. From the beginning of his career, only a few years ago, Swoon has emerged rapidly into the EDM scene and is now making himself known throughout North America. We ... More >>
Okay, so maybe you don't know exactly why it's a tradition to eat, drink, and party on Cinco de Mayo (FYI, it's to commemorate the 150-year-old Battle of Puebla, a victory of the Mexican militia over the French army). But those pesky details shouldn't stop you from having a truly awesome modern Amer ... More >>
Dear 5th of May: We were never together and I never cared about you, but now we're officially over; you were, after all, never that important to me when I lived in Mexico. It's not like you have ever been a national holiday celebrated with closed banks and schools, paper flower-adorned floats flo ... More >>
Mention the words 'Mexican food' and the descriptors 'rustic' and 'peasant food' as well as 'burrito' and 'killer tacos' may come to most minds. This narrow and pastoral view of Mexican cuisine -- held not only by the average Joe, but by food writers and chefs alike -- is my greatest current frustra ... More >>
Poblano, the casual Mexican eatery in Central Phoenix, has shuttered. See also: - Cafe Posada in Gilbert Closing This Month - Hao Bao Food Truck Hitting the Brakes -- For Now Owned by Isamary Diaz and daughter Vanessa, who also operate three Armando's fast-food Mexican spots in the Valley, Poblano ... More >>
Despite the best efforts of my fellow Chow Bella staffers, I can't pronounce the name of restaurant reviewed in this week's "Cafe" column. While I can't understand how to say "Huauchinango" I can understand the concept of delicious poblano cuisine. It sounds delicious. Food Critic Laura Hahn ... More >>
For white people in America, May 5, Cinco de Mayo is more than an unofficial national holiday honoring the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which Mexican defenders drove back an invading army from France. It's an excuse to party (fiesta!) and get in touch with their inner Mexican -- and it's m ... More >>
Lauren Gilger Silvana Salcido EsparzaSilvana Salcido Esparza tells it like it is, and the other day she was doing just that on Facebook. The topic? Cinco de Mayo -- and how much it bugs her. So we asked the chef/owner of Barrio Cafe to tell us why. Recently, I was opening my busi ... More >>
www.wondercomments.comYesterday was Cinco de Mayo, so if you're reading this, there's a good chance you're hung-over. If that's the case, grab yourself some aspirin and take our poll. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla ... More >>
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