Mexican Restaurant Owner Has a Message for the Haters

The bigger, more simple version of a sign advocating for social justice is even better.

Looks like advocating for equality and social justice doesn’t go down well among some people. Take some Iowans, who found a sign posted outside a Mexican restaurant a little too… politically correct.

The story goes like this. Alfonso Medina, owner of La Carreta Mexican Grill in Marshalltown, Iowa, had placed the below sign outside his restaurant as a way to take a stand in favor of science, social justice, equality… crazy, right?

The original sign posted outside La Carreta Mexican Grill in Des Moines, Iowa.

According to CNN, the offending sign brought lots of hate mail to Mr. Medina, including one letter that actually blew up on social media. Said letter came from a customer, who addressed Mr. Medina by name, said he had recently spent a lot of money in his restaurant but that –upon seeing the sign– he’d never eat there again. This person actually ended the misive by calling Medina “a leftist Marxist.”

Mr. Medina took to Instagram to respond by saying: “We’re sorry your burrito had to get political, but it was the only way y’all would listen.” The IG post ended with a bang: “No Love, No Tacos.” Then, just like any genuine “leftist Marxist,” would do, Mr. Medina copyrighted the No Love, No Tacos slogan; adopted it for his restaurant and even paid for a large billboard to display it.

Filing under Mexicans: How can anyhone not like us?

Via: CNN

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Totino’s Releases Takis Fuego Cheese Bites, Because 2020 Hates me

Totino’s Takis Fuego? Sure! It’s 2020; any sh*t will do.

I’m sorry to inform you Totino’s has released “mozzarella cheese bites coated with Takis Fuego seasoning,” because 2020 really, really hates me.

These “poppable” rolls feature a mozzarella-like filling and can be found at the frozen aisle of most major supermarkets for “only” $5 each.

Now if y’all excuse me, I’m going back to bed and try to wake up in 2021.

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The Perfect Halloween Costume Doesn’t Exi….

Build the Wall, my people are ready

Say what you will about my people; we’re the awesomest bunch and all…

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Today in Awkward Translations…

Even Google Translate knows that the best translation for “Dulce de leche” is caramel, but oh well…

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Oct. 4 is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day. I’m Happy

Only in America, the land of opportunities, you can have a yummy, double celebration which looks to have been conceived specifically with this blogger in mind.

Today is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day, so please don’t come expect too much from me today, OK? I’ll be gulping down a few tacos de cabeza and enough martinis to make me end up, well, de cabeza.

Source: National Taco Day and National Vodka Day.

I hereby declare Oct. 4 Laura Martínez Favorite National Holiday. Ever.

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Meet Harry Poller: The Magician Behind Delicious Chicken

From the always-popular section Mexicans: How can anyone not like us? comes one of the world’s smartest name ever, spotted somewhere in Mexico, home of some of the most surreal (i.e. wondrous stuff I’ve ever seen.)

Are you still not sure Mexico is the funnest place on Earth? Check out some of the following:

From chicken to stationary

The mobile taquero

El gym morrison

La playera del Chapo

… and/or just do me a favor and keep clicking on this blog every now and then will ya? I guarantee tons of diversión.

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Taco Bell Launches Wine to Pair with your Toasted Cheesy Chalupa

It’s called Jalapeño Noir and at least they succeeded in putting an ‘eñe’ where it belongs.

Not content with having desecrated tacos, quesadillas and the like, Taco Bell has its eyes on destroying yet another one of this blogger’s favorite things: Alcoholic beverages.

Turns out the ubiquitous American “food” chain is launching Jalapeño Noir, a new red wine to pair with your Cheesy Chalupa, because… WHY THE HELL NOT?

Fortunately for this blogger, this thing is only being released in Canada and is tied to Taco Bell Canada’s introduction of the new Toasted Cheesy Chalupa [don’t ask.] Per an unnecessarily long press release: “The new chalupa variation features six-month aged sharp cheddar cheese toasted onto the iconic chalupa shell to create a crispy blanket of flavour and texture” which should pair well with “notes of wild strawberry, cherry and beetroot in this silky limited-edition red wine.”

OK, pinche 2020, make it stop now!

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What on Earth is ‘Authentic Latin Flavor?’

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I’m going to need some help here… Anybody?

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Mexican Independence Celebrations are Here… Stay Safe, my Friends. Wear a Mex Mask!

Going to celebrate ‘El Grito’? Don’t leave home without them

I know we cannot wait for all the food, drinking and piñatas coming our way this September, but the pinche coronavirus is still with us, people, so please plan accordingly and #WearADamnMask.

 

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Biden Campaign Launches the ‘Todos con Biden’ Salsa Because Latinos Love to Salsa

The ‘Todos con Biden’ salsa is the latest effort to appeal to my dancing-loving fellow Hispanics.

If you have been paying attention, you’ll know by now that Latinos understand things better if they come in the form of music, whether it is to inform us about the perils of coronavirus; to let us know how great things would be under Bernie Sanders or how disappointed my people are with Donald Trump.

And so in keeping with the tradition, the Biden campaign has released the Todos con Biden salsa, a 3:30 minute long Spanish-language song with some “inspirational” words to help pitch the message of abuelito Joe among my people (i.e. The Latinos). Performed by Ander DeFrank (aka El Negro que Canta) the song kicks off by telling us that a Biden presidency will restore the nation by doing several things, including extending access to education and put an end to detention centers at the border, among many others.

For the monolingual, the chorus goes kind of like this…

Biden, Biden is the safe road

Let’s walk together, hand in hand

All for one, one and for all 

Biden, Biden

Biden is a serious, honest and trustworthy man…

You get the drill. Now WATCH (if you can endure the 3-plus minutes of this thing; I’m off to make myself a drink.)

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Act Now! The Grammatically-Challenged ‘Latinos for Trump’ T-Shirts Are Now on Sale

LatinoParaTrump

Via: Zazzle.com

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How to NOT Market your ‘Mexican-Flavored’ Snacks

Spanish food conglomerate Frit Ravich might want to learn how to use mexicanismos when marketing their “Mexican-flavored” snacks.

According to the packaging of these Mexican-flavored sunflower seeds, the taste of these babies will leave you shaking your maracas and playing your guitar while feeling … well, a bit stupid. You know? Because Mexicans!

Hat tip: Ñam Ñam Barcelona

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Joe Biden Taps Ranchera Singer to Tell Latinos He’s Had it with Donald Trump

Joe Biden –and El Potrillo– are very disappointed in you, Mr. Trump!

Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez (aka El Potrillo) is lending his star wattage to Joe Biden’s White House bid.

A 60-second, Spanish-language spot which debuted this week in several markets, shows video footage of people and children behind bars as a result of Trump’s family separation policy, set against audio clips of Trump promising to build a wall and describing immigrants as invaders. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” Trump says, a quote from his speech launching his presidential campaign in 2015.

All of this is shown while a heart-felt rendition of Decepciones plays in the background, telling my people (i.e. The Hispanics) that Biden and –El Potrillo himself– have had it with Donald Trump.

According to media reports, the new spot will air on television and radio in both Las Vegas and Reno is part of the campaign’s $280 million paid media reservation announced in early August.

¡Ay, dolor!

Via: CNET en Español

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Domino’s Launches Chicken Taco Pizza Because 2020

2020 strikes again

2020 strikes again.

Domino’s Pizza decided it was a good idea to launch a “chicken-taco pizza,” a hideous combination of grilled chicken, cheese, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and –what else?– taco seasoning.

“We’re excited to add even more options to our lineup of delicious specialty pizzas,” said Art D’Elia, Domino’s executive vicepresident, apparently with a straight face, in a press release.

As the pizza chain explains, “the flavors are based on foods that –unlike pizza– typically don’t deliver well. For example, if you order tacos, there’s a chance they’ll be soggy by the time they arrive at your door. Same with burgers.” Tsssssss….

I can’t, really I just literally can’t.

 

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Latinos for Trump Want you to Feed Goya Adobo to your Dog

This dog is innocent!

Remember the Goya Foods brouhaha and how the entire Trump family went bananas promoting Goya beans even in the White House?

Well, the whole thing has become a golden opportunity for the Latinos for Trump crowd, who are sooooo excited they’re even using their furry friends to peddle the stuff.

Listen: I don’t care if the entire Trump family –and their supporters– stuff themselves to death on Goya beans and adobo, but as the great @darth would say: THIS DOG IS INNOCENT!!!!

Photo via: Latinos for Trump

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