7.23.2015

A Quick Trip to Tacobar


On my most recent visit to Fillmore St. in San Francisco, it took a glance at a delicious plate and a whiff of tacos to draw me into Tacobar for a quick bite.

The small Mexican restaurant offers traditional street food, cheap-ish specials (I had a beer battered shrimp taco with jicama and mango for four bucks! Not bad for SF dining), and a sweet selection of aguas frescas. The interior is clad in saturated yellows, blues, and reds that represent the aesthetic of street and baja buildings, and a large Loteria "Mano" covers the bathroom door. Definitely a fun place to try!





7.20.2015

Workshop & Wine Wednesdays: Sacred Heart Piñatas

Join us at Casa Artelexia as we learn how to make Sacred Heart Piñatas on July 29th from 6-8pm. Bring the gals and make it a ladie's night!  You're welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks (21 and over only).  

Buy your tickets here. $20 per person - Limited seating and tickets must be purchased in advance.

7.07.2015

New Arrivals at Casa Artelexia

Hand-embroidered cobalt blue Otomi
Corazones de Papel Greeting Cards
 Eat Mexico Cookbook by Lesley Tellez
 Original Frida Kahlo Watercolor Paintings 

Huevos Motuleños

Meet my all time favorite breakfast.  Two years ago the Señor and I were on vacay in Isla Mujeres when we were introduced to Huevos Motuleños. Huevos Motuleños are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. You get a nice kick of spice from the chile serrano, salty goodness from the ham and sweet deliciousness from the plantains. When you combine all of these ingredients you are left with magic.
For two years now we have been reminiscing about our breakfast on that island off the Yucatan Peninsula. The breakfast that changed our lives. Okay, maybe not our lives, but it was amazing. We decided it was time to recreate that one fine dish. We pulled a recipe from Mexico: The Cookbook  and put our own spin on it. 

1. Instead of making the sauce from scratch we used El Pato tomato sauce (2 small cans of the salsa de chile fresco and 1 small can of the salsa de tomate con jalapeños). If you want your dish more spicy you can add another can of the salsa de tomate con jalapeños or add chopped chile serrano as a garnish.

2. We  switched out the ham for some Polish Kielbasa.  
So how was our version of Huevos Motuleños? Wonderful. For now it will satisfy our tastebuds until we can return once more to Isla Mujeres.  Provecho!!

6.15.2015

Lil'Libros - Bilingual Books for Children

We are so in love with these adorable children's bilingual books by Lil' Libros.  Learn to count with Frida, your colors with Zapata and your first words with Loteria. All three available in store and online
Check back this Fall for the three new additions to the Lil'Libros collection, La Llorona, Lucha Libre and Guadalupe.

Workshop and Wine Wednesdays: Mexa-themed Nicho Collages


Make it a ladie's night or a evenign out with your date for our next Workshop and Wine Wednesday! We'll be building and painting nicho collages. Choose from various Mexa-themes - Frida, Lucha Libre, Loteria, Day of the Dead or Virgen de Guadalupe.
DATE: July 8th, 2015
TIME: 6-8pm
BYOB - Bring your own snacks and drinks!
21 and over only please
COST: $20 Early-bird TICKETS