Tag Archives: Mexican

The best spicy tequila cocktail in NYC – at Tequileria Maya

Inspired by this post by InsideFoodPro, I have been keen to visit Tequileria Maya in the Upper East Side for a few weeks now.  The opportunity to check it out came along when a couple of friends wanted to meet for late night drinks on a weeknight. The “Pepino” cocktail (house infused jalapeno tequila, with cucumber, […]

More at Empellon Cocina – Part 2

To accompany the Michelada (My Cold Beer) at Empellon Cocina (for more details, see Part 1 of this post), we had the following delicious dishes: Guacamole with Jalapeno and Pistachios along with Masa Crisps Smoked Ricotta Cheese with 3 salsas (salsa de arbol, salsa verde, and chorizo raisin puree) Hen of the woods mushroom with […]

Michelada (My Cold Beer) Anyone? – at Empellon Cocina – Part 1

The single most exciting item on the menu at Empellon Cocina (the relatively new upscale Mexican restaurant in NYC by chef Alex Stupak) on a 90 degree day for me was the cool, refreshing Michelada (My Cold Beer).  ” Do I  try it with lime juice or chiles” was the debate in my head. The chiles won […]