Sangre de Zapata (Plus Monte Alban Mezcal Review)

October 16, 2010 (Day 259) — Sangre de Zapata Tequila’s lesser known sister, mezcal, is beginning to find popularity in the world of artisan cocktails. While related to tequila — in as much as it’s distilled from agave — there are some key differences between the two. This article from Southern California Public Radio offers […]


June 16, 2010 (Day 137) — Caesar Canada. Our awesome neighbors to the north. I love ’em. Now, I’ll bashfully admit that most of my exposure to Canadian culture is through “Corner Gas” and “The Beachcombers” clips on You Tube. But, I have family that lives in Edmonton, so at least I have some sort […]

Cinco de Mayo (Part I)

May 3, 2010 (Day 93) — Margarita “Las armas nacionales se han cubierto de gloria.” (English: The national arms have been covered with glory) — Ignacio Zaragoza, 1862 And so, on May 5, 1862, did Mexican forces take victory of the French in the battle of Puebla. While not technically Mexico’s “Independence Day,” it is […]