I Like To Eat Episode #3: Sweet Mex

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The long awaited 3rd episode of I Like to Eat is finally here! On this episode of I Like to Eat, we visit Sweet Mex in Union City, California for some delicious desserts.
What desserts does Sweet Mex hold for our hungry travelers?  And will The Eddie spoil his dinner? Tune in to find out on this episode of I Like to Eat.

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Food: Authentic Mexican @ Nopalito

mexcianfoodnopalitoOne of best things living in San Francisco is the melting pot of food from around the world.  And for me, living in the Sunset District, I have the pleasure of eating at some great local restaurants like Nopalito on 9th Avenue.  It’s a great place to eat delicious Mexican food and hang with friends.  Munchies’ show Chef’s Night Out interviews chef/owner Gonzalo Guzman about Nopalito and he takes us to his fave chef spots in SF.

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Food: The Ultimate Churros

churrosWhen I lived in LA, you could not escape the sights and smells of churros and those amazing bacon wrapped hot dogs from the street vendors.  These food items would hit the spot after the bars and clubs let it out or when you had that 1am in the morning food craving.  And yes, I’m a fan of a good churro and it looks like I got to head to NYC for this tasty snack.

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Recipe? Math and Mexican Food

I’ve learned math and how to make a good burrito today.  Word of the day: Hexaflexagon.

Spotlight #8: Behind-the-Scenes with Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco

Retrenders visited Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco to catch a glimpse into the intense planning and preparation that took place months ago for the upcoming 20th anniversary show, “Las Pinturas de Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo en Movimiento” (The paintings of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Movement).

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Ensambles, a premier Mexican folk dance company in San Francisco, has been presenting the art, dance and culture of Mexico on stages and venues in the Bay Area and abroad throughout the last 20 years.

The company, led by artistic visionary, Zenón Barron, will be presenting its capstone performances at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco and at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park.

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The cast of Ensambles is over 35 dancers strong, with training in multiple dance disciplines. The special presentation will bring together the dance company and three of the Bay Area’s finest traditional musical groups: Vinic-Kay (La Gente y el Canto), Cascada de Flores and Los Compas.

Show schedule:

November 3, 2012 – 7:30pm – Herbst Theater, San Francisco

November 17, 2012 – 7:30pm – Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

Tickets can be purchased at City Box Office

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For more info, see: Ensambles and Cascada de Flores

Contributed by Al Morales (aka greyluvr)
Host, Retrenders Spotlight

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Future Flicks: Zorro Reborn

Gael García Bernal is attached to the new film Zorro Reborn as Zorro!

Since the independent hit film, Y Tu Mama Tambien, he has taken on some of the most fascinating character roles in films like: Walter Salles’s Motorcycle Diaries, Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education, and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel. He is considered as one of today’s most well known and talented actors from Mexico… and without a doubt, he can play Zorro!

The history of Zorro on the silver screen dates back to 1920 with the original The Mark of Zorro, played by Douglas Fairbanks. Since then there has been a number of Zorro adventures and remakes, and even a television series done by Disney with Guy Williams as the masked man from 1957 to 1959. And this is just in American films! Zorro has also been featured in Mexican and European films since the 1920s.

Though I have marked Gael García Bernal as part of the cast of Zorro Reborn, things may change due to the nature of Hollywood’s business handling in production timing, finances, the movie’s popularity sway for another masked hero in theaters, or even a change in the actor’s availability for the project.

The Zorro Reborn script is ready and production should begin in 2013 once 20th Century Fox picks up a director to set things in motion.

Mexican Inspired Beachwear Hitting the Runway

emamobeachwearWith vibrant colors against fabrics of earthy tones, the fashion designer Emanuela Corvo has brought the art of Frida Kahlo’s everyday clothing into this year’s spring fashion. Frida Kahlo, an iconic painter from Mexico in the 20th century, was inspired by the colors and textiles of indigenous Mexican culture with the fusion of European influences for her clothing.  Her choice of what she wore and how she wore her dresses reflected the specific folk culture of Mexico in its time, and not to mention, her choice of personal style.

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The Art of the Mission District

Running along San Francisco’s Mission District are beautiful murals that are not just colorful and nice to look at – it also explores the rich Latin history and the flavor of the Mission District.

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