Posts Categorized: Food

Mexico’s Heirloom Corn

  Like many of our favorite foods (tomatoes, chilies, squash, chocolate, and vanilla), corn is native to Mexico. There are 59 varieties of heirloom Mexican corn and many more hybrids and mixes. But most of the native corns of Mexico and the Americas are in deep risk of being lost and forgotten. Hybridized varietals (and… Read more »

Farm-to-Table Dining in Los Cabos

In recent years, northern Baja California and its beloved Valle de Guadalupe has been the leading destination for farm-to-table dining on the peninsula with its plethora of outdoor campestre restaurants. However, Los Cabos is starting to catch up with a few gems of its own. Here are some to check out the next time you’re… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds with Scott Koenig: Raíces Restaurante Baja International Cuisine

Restaurant Elevates Rosarito Beach’s Dining Scene By: W. Scott Koenig “I saw chef Javier Plascencia cooking at an event in Ensenada in 2013,” chef Jesús Villacaña of the excellent Raíces Restaurante Baja Internacional Cuisine confided during a recent visit to his Rosarito eatery. “I watched him and thought, ‘I can do that.’” The young chef… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Restaurante Lunario Shoots for the Moon

Celestial fare on offer at new Valle de Guadalupe restaurant   By W. Scott Koenig     Motivational speaker Les Brown famously said, “Shoot for the moon and if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” This holds true for rising culinary star chef Sheyla Alvarado — whose new eatery Restaurante Lunario at winery Lomita… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Jungle-to-Table Dining at Acre Baja

Al fresco eatery delights with local ingredients, eco ambience   By: W. Scott Koenig     In the past decade, Baja California Sur’s culinary options have evolved from tourist-friendly eateries and fish taco stands to include elegant, design-forward al fresco farm-to-table dining destinations. Restaurants such as Hierbabuena Hortaliza in El Pescadero, Jazamango in Todos Santos… Read more »

Three Hens, an Earthquake, and a Book

The History of Restaurant Tre Galline in the Valle de Guadalupe By W. Scott Koenig     When we visited Tre Galline in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur in 2012, we had no idea that chef Angelo Dal Bon and his family were opening a new location later that year a thousand miles to the… Read more »

Las Rocas Ups Its Food Game

Chef Mario Medina opens four new restaurants at Rosarito Beach resort By W. Scott Koenig     When I first met chef Mario Medina, he was executive chef at Finch’s Bistro in La Jolla, California. At Finch’s, Mario turned out hearty seasonal plates of European bistro cuisine with just a touch of Mexican panache. Think… Read more »

Restaurant LaX at Alximia

A Perfect Pairing in the Valle de Guadalupe   By: W. Scott Koenig In the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine country, there’s nothing better than a thoughtfully-prepared and delicious dish crafted of fresh local ingredients accompanied by a glass of one of the region’s earthy red blends or monovarietals. And when the menu is… Read more »

Estación Central: A Tantalizing Rendezvous

Tijuana Cantina & Restaurant Caters to Travelers, Locals By: W. Scott Koenig I visited Tijuana for the first time after moving to San Diego in 1994. The Mexicoach—a roundtrip bus service that shuttled day trippers between San Ysidro and Mexico’s westernmost border city—was the easiest way for the uninitiated to get there and back. The… Read more »