Just Say ‘Gracias’ and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Gracias, Jesús

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 thisthis and this on a daily basis.

As for this blogger, she’s officially kicking off the marathon, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 21 th and all the güey through January 6, 2019.

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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 & salsa without making a soggy mess, but it closes automatically *and* it plays MEXICAN HAT DANCE MUSIC! (whatever that means).

WATCH this thing in action here and please, please, please, send one over!

Hat tip: @lechancle

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Mexicans Welcome you to León, Guanajuato… in Japanese!

When was the last time you were welcome to a Mexican city in … Japanese?

Well, that’s what visitors are seeing these days as they enter the busy city of León, Guanajuato. The reason shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, really. According to recent figures, the Japanese population in the state of Guanajuato has grown 400 percent over the last four years, and it is estimated that about 2,400 Japanese live in the municipality of Leon, most of them working in companies in the automotive sector.

Next up: Tacos de sashimi!

Via: Mexico News Network

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

Netflix’ ‘Interactive Narcos: México Experience’ open Nov. 15 in the heart of Manhattan, just in time for El Chapo trial!

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 other things, the Narcos: México Interactive Experience features a pop-up marijuana maze and a series of “photo-friendly moments” that promise to transport fans into the world of drug dealing and –hopefully– get them to watch the new series.

Per a company press release:

Guests will be transported back to the 80s in Guadalajara – choosing to walk the path of the  DEA or the cartel as they navigate a mirror-clad maze, wafting with the smell of cannabis. The Narcos: Mexico Experience features photo-friendly moments, dope swag and an eye opening experience of the historical occurrences reflected in the new series…and since no marijuana maze is complete without munchies, we’ve got churros, Mexican hot chocolate, and tequila to keep guests warm and in the Narcos: Mexico spirit.

And no, I’m not making this up. If you’re in New York City and have nothing better to do this weekend, you can actually go tour this thing for free. Oh and to make things even more exciting: El Chapo’s real life trial kicked off this week… in Brooklyn!

For more photos of the whole experience thing, CLICK HERE:

Via: CNET en Español

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Facebook might be in Crisis, but this Mexican Lonchería Is Thriving

Facebook, the once almighty social media, is undergoing one of the worst crises of its history, with its leadership covering up really bad stuff –and very smart people (i.e. yours truly) just quitting the thing altogether. But none of this has stopped Mexican entrepreneurs, who have found a way to capitalize on the awesome brand to peddle their wares.

From the always popular section “Mexicans: How Can Anyone Not Like Us?” I give you the Loncheria [SIC] Facebook, where you can have lunch for as little as ten pesitos. Yay!

Photo: @Hazme

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Urban Outfitters Wants you to Hang an Avocado Toast Ornament on your Christmas Tree 🙄

Avocado-loving hipsters must be stopped before it’s too late

As if the avocado frozen dessert and the avocado Halloween costume weren’t enough, the nonsensical avocado frenzy that is sweeping America off its feet is already feeling the Christmas spirit.

Take the Avocado Toast Christmas Ornament, currently on sale at Urban Outfitters for “only” $10, which makes not only a great gift –says the store– but “it looks so good, you’ll want to take a bit out it!”

I’m pretty sure this thing is Made in China and whatnot, but if I were to hang some ridiculousness on my Christmas tree, I’d rather hang the plasticky glitter bacon thing.

And now seriously: LEAVE AVOCADOS ALONE!

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Why Mexico Will Never Forget Stan Lee…

Mexicans: How can anyone not like us?

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, and fans, friends and colleagues took to Twitter to bid farewell to the Marvel comics creator.

But while the super famous continue to post their condolences and share memories of their time with Lee, this garnacha stall in Mexico will remain this blogger’s favorite –and most unassuming– homage to Stan the Man.

¿Cuántas de chicharron?

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