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The Brits Want you to Think this ‘Thing’ Is Mexican Food

England, the country that gave us the Hey Ho to Mexico tortillas and El Mexicana is back at it again with a typically Mexican dish: paella –or as George Costanza would call it, pie-yay-yah. Go home, Joe Gledhill, you’re drunk. … Continue reading

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Inspired by Mexico, a Chicago Bakery Is Now Making its Own Conchavirus

Well, that didn’t take long. Barely a couple of days after this VERY INFLUENTIAL BLOG first reported on the Iztapalapa conchavirus, a small bakery in Chicago is now making their own version. “We wanted to turn a negative into a … Continue reading

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Mexican Bakery Introduces the Conchavirus, because Mexico

Speaking of Mexico and the seriousness of COVID-19, a bakery in Iztapalapa, Mexico has come up with a coronavirus-like sweet bread, which they’re calling –what else?– the conchavirus. According to a very reliable source (i.e. a commenter on my Instagram … Continue reading

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Tortillas, Toilet Paper and the Importance of the Simple Things

I spent a good part of Tuesday, March 17 looking for toilet paper in my neighborhood –to no avail. Somehow, the coronavirus crisis has turned people in some sort of toilet paper-hoarding zombies, emptying the shelves at supermarkets, bodegas and … Continue reading

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Bagel Shop Launches ‘Bagelrito,’ Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and until the deadly coronavirus takes us all (hopefully soon) Einstein Bros. Bagels will start selling the Bagelrito, a “big, bold, and easy to hold” bagel/burrito mash-up that looks as disgusting as it sounds. The company … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Goes to El Gordo, Orders Tacos ‘Sin Cebolla.’ All Hell Breaks Loose

It is not a secret that, while campaigning and seeking the Latino vote in Las Vegas, you gotta pay a visit to the folks of Tacos El Gordo. And on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 it was the turn of Senator … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tours a Bodega, Eats Burritos and Drinks Jarritos de Piñac

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a way to respond to haters. As part of the premiere episode of Showtime’s Desus & Mero, the New York City native decided to show her critics that she’s not only a kick-ass politician but knows her … Continue reading

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