Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Los Parados

Taqueria Los Parados is on the SW corner of Baja California and Monterrey in Roma Sur. They're open late into night -always busy- serving up some of the best tacos al pastor we've had, volcanes (crispy tostadas with meat and melted cheese), and...

BURGERS. They grill the thick patties over a hot fire, so the outside is charred and the inside is rare and juicy. You gotta try them! Also, the assortment of fresh salsas is top notch.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Can't get enough of these paper Christmas lanterns, a local DF tradition. This church is right next to the fake flower section of Mercado Merced.

In the middle of the night, some sneaky city-workers planted Noche Buena flowers all over the place.

And here is the Zocalo, with decorations again sponsored by PEPSI.

Korean Food...

Last week, some new friends invited me to eat at a favorite Korean restaurant called Mapo Galpi in Zona Rosa. I love the Korean style of constant free snacks. Just as we finished the meal (shortly after I took this pic), there was an earthquake! Everything seemed to happen in slow-motion. It felt like we were at sea. The undulating and shaking lasted well over a minute, so we made our way out to the street. I texted Kenny to make sure everything was OK at his restaurant. The 6.8 magnitude tremor caused no major damage in DF, thank goodness, but was quite the thrill.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Virgin of Guadalupe shrine / neighborhood trash heap outside our front door.


Local river trout from Estado de Mexico pan-seared in butter (skin side only) with a tomato sauce, potatoes, herbs and arugula.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Aztec Nod

cornerstone of the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (it's real!)


Impressionable Christmas

the Zocalo in winter of 2006 -- my first visit to Mexico City


Sunday, December 4, 2011


outside the paint store