Monthly Archives: October 2014

See? Not All ‘Hispanic Food’ Was Created Equal

I haven’t got the first clue of what a ‘Yaroa Santiaguera’ is, which irrefutably proves there isn’t such thing as Latino — or Hispanic– Food. Otherwise, all 50-plus millions of us the U.S. Census insists on piling together would know … Continue reading

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Americans Want to Trick you into Drinking ‘Nopal Water’

The US$5.99 ‘Cactus water’ promises to be 100 percent natural and gluten free. But let me clue you in on a little secret: We don’t really drink “Nopal water,” and even if we did, we wouldn’t pack it inside Tetra Pak and then claim … Continue reading

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Google’s Latino-Specific Web Domain has Mexicans Talking

Google this month launched a new Web domain – .soy – that is “intended to create a place online for the Hispanic community,” because apparently, we have nothing to do with the whole .com community (or, as I like to call it, the regular Internet.) … Continue reading

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What Else Were you Going to call a Mexican Restaurant?

Call me crazy, but I think calling your Mexican restaurant Illegal Pete’s might not be a super terrific idea. Still, founder Pete Turner seems unaffected by the “fury” of about 50 people demanding a name change. I’m sure it must be difficult to embark … Continue reading

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Finding a Job in Hispanic New York Is a Real Challenge

God, please grant my people the wisdom to properly navigate/figure out job postings in my beloved New York City Photo: Laura Martínez

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Some Dude Claims to be an Expert in ‘Double-Decker Tacos’

You might not know who Tyler Kord is, but according to The Cooking Channel, Tyler Kord is the go-to dude for making double-decker-tacos, an abnormal concoction, which I’m sure is very popular in Tyler Kord’s kitchen and among Tyler Kord’s friends and readers of Tyler Kord’s … Continue reading

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Sir Richard Branson Will not be Making you Tacos [Thank God]

So much for the VTG (Virgin Taco Gate). Virgin, Virgin Mobile and Sir Richard Branson himself vehemently — and hilariously– have denied any involvement with the upcoming taco chain known as Virgin Tacos. Virgin Mobile Mexico’s press release was actually funny … Continue reading

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