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How to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Often times Americans think of Cinco de Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day when in actuality it is September 16 (Día de la Independencia). Independence Day (September 16) celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Hidalgo was one of the nation’s leaders during the War of Independence in Mexico.

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Mexican Sugar Hosts One-of-a-Kind National Tequila Day Experience

Known for its elevated, stylish hacienda design, expansive tequila library and sultry Mexican comfort food, Mexican Sugar Cocina is the go-to destination for the ultimate National Tequila Day escapade this year.

With experiences custom tailored to guests’ agave preferences, complimentary tequila tastings, traditional Paleta carts and a personalized featured cocktail, señores y señoritas are invited to celebrate the spirit of Sugar this National Tequila Day in Las Colinas or Plano on July 24.

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Mexican Sugar to Host Meet and Greet with Lalo Gonzales, Don Julio’s Grandson

Eduardo “Lalo” Gonzales, founder of LALO Tequila and grandson of Don Julio Gonzales – the Father of Premium Tequila – is headed to Mexican Sugar in Las Colinas, and tequila aficionados have a chance to meet him.

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What to Consider When You Choose Your Tequila

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It turns out there are over 100 varieties of the agave cactus and many are used in the production of tequilas unless the label specifies “100% blue agave”. The latter is one sign of quality. Also, white, or silver tequila as it is also called, does not need to be aged at all. It can go straight from fermentation, to distillation, to bottle. Continue reading

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Cedar Social Herradura Tequila Launch Party

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Last Thursday, the ladies of The Cedars Social closed the restaurant down for a dinner to celebrate the launch of new cocktails featuring their new signature tequila blend. Leann Berry (bar manager and continuously named best bartender by many included CraveDFW), Monica Green (owner), and Anastacia Quinones (Rising Star Chef) traveled to Mexico to create the perfect blend. After experimenting with 240 bottles, the trifecta was able to craft the perfect double barrel reposado blend, which is now available exclusively at The Cedars Social.

The launch dinner consisted of four courses, the first of which was a plate of Enchiladas Potosinas, containing potato, cheese, onion, and Guajillo salsa. The Enchiladas were paired with a cocktail containing Herradura silver, aloe liqueur, pear and peach puree, and lime. The cocktail made for a good starter. Sweet to the point where it had a taste similar to that of white grape juice, and strong enough to set the bar for what was in store for the rest of the night. Continue reading

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Wild Salsa For A Spicy Night On The Town

tamalby Steven Doyle                                                                                    carnita tamale

Wild Salsa now has three locations in the DFW area including the original downtown Dallas, Fairview, and the latest located at 300 Throckmorton in Fort Worth. This is good news for those looking for seriously good Mexican cuisine including their crazy good tacos, a tamale that will bring tears to any grown aficionado and over 100 tequilas to raise your spirits.

Our most recent visit was to the downtown Dallas location which is located at 1800 Main Street across from their sister restaurant Dallas Chop House. There we found Chef Katie who we soon discovered is not only a fantastic savory chef, but has extreme skills in the pastry department which is unusual as most chefs choose a path and excel at it. In Katie’s case she just excels.

Wild Salsa has these fresh flavors and authentic takes on Mexican not found at your local Tex Mex haunt, these dishes are serious. Look at the al pastor tacos, or perhaps the redfish sizzled ala plancha.  Continue reading

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