Category Archives: Awkard homages

This Blog’s Christmas Cards are Ready! You’re Welcome

Before you go all crazy on me, let me clarify one thing: I did not invent the above awesomeness –of course. I have been busy taking siestas, eating tacos (throwing tacos at people) and sipping tequila (I’m Mexican, remember?) to be working on … Continue reading

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Is your Tea not Festive Enough? Go Get yourself a Sombrewo!

I give you the Sombrewo, as seen by this blog’s Teas & Infusions special correspondent Carolina Gonzalez. ¡Ándale, ándale, arriba, arriba!

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Mexican Entrepreneurship Knows no Limits, Part VIII: How Good are These Elotes?

Mexico, the land that brought us El Chapo’s special gourmet coffee and original escape T-shirt, continues to foster local entrepreneurship. Take this small-business owner, who claims his 100% Mexican corn cobs and corn niblets are “so good even Trump buys from us.” … Continue reading

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‘Hispanic Santa’ Wears Sombrero, Whacks a Piñata

Marketers are one audacious bunch. Take the people of Festified Holiday Clothing, who took some time this week to send this blogger a sales pitch for their upcoming Feliz Navidad sweater line, featuring “multicultural Santa” (i.e. Hispanic and Black). The $65 Feliz … Continue reading

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Just Say ‘Gracias’ and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

This blogger will be taking some time off to embark on a food and drink rampage spiritual retreat to plan for the year ahead and thank my paisanos for all the hard work and for enduring stuff like this, this and this on a daily basis. As for this blogger, she’s … Continue reading

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The Mexican Hat Chips & Salsa Bowl Is All I Need for Christmas

My birthday is not until May, but if you find it in your heart to give this blogger one of these for Christmas and/or Black Friday, I’ll be forever grateful. See? It’s not only a convenient way to serve your chips … Continue reading

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Netflix Sets Up a ‘Marijuana Maze’ –and Other Drug-Related Adventures in Manhattan. No, really

As part of its ongoing marketing efforts to promote the Nov. 16 premiere of Narcos: México, Netflix thought it would be an awesome idea to set up a marihuana maze –and other narco-related experiences in the heart of Manhattan. Among … Continue reading

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