Monday, December 10, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Expensive Monuments

Anyone else notice how the Estela de Luz monument looks like a metro station wall??

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sopa Azteca @ El Huequito

El Huequito started as a taco stand in 1959 and gained recognition for their unique take on tacos al pastor (highly recommended).  Now they've grown into a small chain of restaurants and stands around town.  We go to the one near our house on Bolivar and always order the same thing...

Sopa Azteca- It's a mild tomato broth with crispy tortillas, chunks of cheese, dried chile pasilla, avocado, and a side of crema.  It's the best one we've tried. 

Nopal Salad- This cactus paddle salad is special and a good gateway for those who might be unfamiliar with nopal.  They prepare it so that it's not slimy and dress it generously with oregano. 

We always get a few tacos al pastor (of course) AND a side of tortilla chips to enjoy the six different home-made salsas in the center of the table.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photo 1

There's nothing like having an old SLR laying around loaded with some high-speed black and white film.  It's how most people learn about the mechanics of photography in school, but also, it's just fun.  I love going back to this basic way of shooting now and again.  This roll spans the last three months and includes my excursion to San Miguel de Allende to visit my dad.

Monday, October 29, 2012

San Judas Tadeo

October 28th in La Plaza Romita

Monday, October 22, 2012

volcanos & waterfalls

Today we went to the volcanos Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl with our friends Jacinto, Abdi, and Ashley.  Popo, at an elevation of 17,802 feet, is active and spit out a few poofs during our hike.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tortas Poblanas

This old-school torta joint only sells two options: turkey or pork.  The oven roasted meat is accompanied by avocado and a chipotle chile -nada mas.

33 pesos/torta
Isabel la Catolica / Regina

Tostadas La Güera

Now that we're settled in the Centro Historico, we're discovering a new crop of street food stands and cheap restaurants.  These tostadas around the corner are pure heaven.  I go for the two middle options: salpicon (pulled beef in a pico de gallo with avocado) and tinga de pollo.  It's one of the best tingas I've ever tried -mostly onion and super-moist.

14 pesos/tostada
5 de Febrero / Mesones