At the recently completed Taste of Mexico, held at LA Plaza in the heart of Los Angeles, more than 30 chefs and restaurants were showing off their culinary creations. Here, in no particular order are my favorites, or to put it another way, restaurants you should check out if you are […]
Who knew over 20 years ago when Dave Miller first visited Mexico that it would become his adopted country.
Since that first visit, Dave has facilitated hundreds of groups traveling in Mexico. It takes a special person to be able to bridge the divide between the to cultures. Equally at home in the typical suburban three bedroom home in the United States or the small block home in a village in Mexico, Dave is that guy.
For the family who has never traveled in Mexico, to the person who is ready to venture off the typical tourist trail and explore something new, Dave Miller's Mexico brings a unique perspective. It is a perspective gleaned from years of travel and experiences that few will ever match.
Join him on his journey and experience Mexico as few have, step by step as he seeks to share the culture, the art, the food and the richest resource of all, the people of Mexico with you.
In 2010 I was invited to attend a new event to be held at St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in central Los Angeles. A group of chefs from some of the city’s best Mexican Restaurants had gotten together to celebrate and highlight the authentic flavors and culture of Mexico. La Casita Mexicana, […]
Recently I was in Guadalajara, walking along Plaza Tapatia with a friend and we started to get hungry. Looking for a place to eat, my friend asked where we should go. I made my first visit to Guadalajara in 1994 and one of the first places I ever went was […]
Your grandmother told you never to eat any of the street food in Mexico. And always, I mean always, insist on your food being cooked well done! But here’s the struggle, if you really adapt that attitude and skip the street, as many well intentioned gabachos advise, you will miss out on […]
No visit to Guadalajara, Mexico can be called complete without seeing the art of world renowned muralist, José Clemente Orozco. And no serious student of the art and culture of Mexico would ever consider their education complete without a personal visit to the city that houses some of this man’s […]
The first time you see it, you have to stifle the urge to turn away. There staring blankly back at you from the pages of the local newspaper is a body, long since dead. It matters not the city, because all across the country the police pages are home to […]
Brand… Ilegal Category… Anejo Tasting Notes… Golden color with a little wood and some very mild on the nose nose carmel notes giving way to citrus, smoke and mineral taste. This mezcal is very light and easy going with not a lot of alcohol showing. Ilegal’s anejo has brilliant balance. Rating… 3 Magueys […]
Brand… Rey Campero Category… Jabali from the agave Convallis Origin… Zoquitlan, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… A real treat – slightly opaque, black pepper and citrus on the nose, strong mineral component. This mezcal is full bodied with a mouth coating texture that is extraordinary and thick. The 48% alcohol content provides more balance than […]
When is too much of a good thing too much? It is a question I found myself asking after spending the day in Oaxaca de Juarez Saturday for the start of Guelaguetza 2014. For over 80 years Guelaguetza has become synonymous with the culture and life of this southern Mexican […]
I wasn’t sure where I was. It was somewhere between a scene in the movie Nacho Libre and a taco stand packed with plenty of my 50 closest friends. That’s about the best way to explain what it is like to step into the popular San Diego eatery known as […]