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    Cinco De Mayo Event Update

    Cinco De Mayo Event Update

    Thank you so much to everyone that attended our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser for Mana de San Diego at Firehouse in Pacific Beach. Through ticket sales we were able to raise $1500! THANK YOU! Check out a few of your Instagram photos to see what wonderful supporters we had that night. 

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra

    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser

    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser

    Join Artelexia for a Fiesta Fundraiser this Cinco de Mayo at FIREHOUSE in Pacific Beach!

    Artelexia and FIREHOUSE have partnered up to host a fiesta fundraiser for MANA de San Diego! For a $10 donation ($15 at the door) guests will gain access to the VIP lounge located on the rooftop patio complete with a fire pit, private cabanas and an ocean view. Receive a welcome cocktail upon arrival, listen to music by Firehouse's resident DJ, enjoy a live mariachi performance, sample a few of my favorite tequilas, and play a modern-day version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey! We’ll have fabulous prizes, fun photo backdrops and lots more! Goodie bags available for the first 50 people to arrive. Don't miss out!

    Who will these donations benefit? 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit MANA de San Diego - Empowering Latinas through Education, Leadership Development, Community Service and Advocacy. Get your tickets here. 

    Perro Oaxaqueño

    Perro Oaxaqueño

    It's Cinco de Mayo, which means it's margarita time! Who am I kidding?! It's always margarita time. Am I right?! If you know me, you know that I love margaritas. It's probably more so to do with the fact that I love salt. Give me a salt-rimmed margarita (or two!), chips, salsa, freshly made guacamole and I am one happy gal. If you like margaritas (and want some recipe inspiration) check out ¡Hola! Jalapeño's Margarita Week

    A few years back, on my first trip to Oaxaca, I discovered sal de gusano,which literally translates as "worm salt". Hold the phone! Did you say worm salt? Yes, and don't judge. Sal de gusano is a mixture of toasted and ground agave worms, ground chili peppers, and salt. It's a little spicy, with a touch of smokiness, and super flavorful. It has become my favorite type seasoning. I use it on everything - jicama, apples, strawberries, avocado, pancakes (recipe coming soon!), and my cocktails. 

    One of my absolute favorite cocktails is the Perro Oaxaqueño, Oaxaca's version of a Salty Dog. It's a cocktail of mezcal and grapefruit juice, served in a highball glass with a salted rim. It's so easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients.

    Ingredients

    3 1/3 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
    sal de gusano

    Instructions

    1. Wet the rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit and dip it in the sal de gusano.
    2. Add mezcal, grapefruit juice and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake for approximately 15-20 seconds.
    3. Strain into your salt-rimmed highball glass.
    4. Serve straight up; without ice. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit. 

     

    If you happen to find yourself in Oaxaca go and visit my amigos over at Mezquite. Tip: Go around sunset to enjoy your Perro Oaxaqueño on their rooftop patio as you watch the sky turn lovely shades of pink. #eatdrinkcookmexico

    A Few of My Favorite Restaurants to Eat in San Miguel de Allende

    A Few of My Favorite Restaurants to Eat in San Miguel de Allende

    Did you know that Artelexia hosts weeklong craft & culinary tours to Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende? Eat.Drink.Cook.Mexico., our sister company, just returned from one of our trips to San Miguel de Allende last month where we spent the week eating, drinking, cooking and shopping. Here are just a few of our favorite places to eat while in SMDA. Enjoy!

    Cafe Lavanda // Breakfast

    Artelexia / Elexia de la Parra Cafe Lavanda

    What to order: I love every single item on their menu. Be sure to order the lavender latte.

    La Fondita // Breakfast 

    La Fondita

    What to order: Chilaquiles verdes with some eggs over easy.

    Geek & Coffee // Lunch

    Geek & Coffee What to order: Their empanadas and house salad are my favorite but anything you order will be good. 

    Ten Ten Pie // Lunch 

    Ten Ten Pie

    What to order: The empanadas and a glass of red wine. 

    La Parada // Lunch & Dinner

    What to order: Pisco sour and a few of their Peruvian ceviches.

    La Azotea // Happy Hour

    Tips: 1. Go around sunset to enjoy the view and listen to the church bells as you watch the sky turn pink. 2. If you go on between Monday - Thursday you can enjoy their 2x1 happy hour. Yes, please! 

    What to order: Tacos de Jicama

     Nomada // Dinner 

    Nomada

     What to order: EVERYTHING! It's absolutely the best. 

     

    See more photos from our trips here or check out our hashtag #eatdrinkcookmexico on Instagram.