We met once at a talk that Daniel Hernandez did for Zocalo at MOMA. We were supposed to check out barbacoa de contrabando...sorry i did not get back to you, man.
Hope it was good.
Where should we take our Mom for Mother's Day?
She is og mexican, so we need smoething that tastes good, and is a little special for Mother's Day, tal vez un mariachi? no se? Que recomiendas?
Hope you are doing well.
There is a great Mexican proverb out there that says: “Madre no hay más que una” (Mother there is, but only one).
And well, for all the times she would not eat to make sure you do, for all those times she made you lunch when you were running late to school, for all those times she picked you up no matter where were you were at, regardless of the time or what she was doing. And for being the only woman to love you as unconditionally as she does…
I think she deserves absolutely nothing short but the best all day on this magnificent day, hell if not every day for that matter. And since she is "o.g Mexican" and happens to reside here in the good ol' El Norte, she will most likely get spoiled twice. One on the American Mother's Day followed by Dia De Las Madres, as she should!
For an enticing but still traditional breakfast, why not try the Chilaquiles at Guelaguetza? This leftover tortilla breakfast of champions gets the Southern Oaxacan treatment here, being made from the heftier daily tortilla known as Clayudas that Oaxacans take pride in. And I just called up the homie--owner of the Olympic location--confirmed that they will have live music all day Sunday and dinner Monday.
Another awesome brunch spot would be the Vallarta prided Pescado Zarandeado over at Mariscos Martin in El Monte. The adobo-rubbed, charred whole fish is legit and ranks in my top 3 Mexican in L.A, and am pretty sure you can give a couple of dollars to the roaming musicians in return for a heartfelt performance of "Por El Amor De Mi Madre".
And last but not definitely least, I am willing to put my word that La Casita Mexicana will not disappoint. There might not be live music, but there will be the deftly prepared northern Mexican antojitos classics and the two most genuine, lovable Mexican chefs in the world probably. Jaime and Ramiro do not have their own weekly segment on Univision's Despierta American for nothing. And they just informed me that they will have 4 additional special dishes on both Sunday and Monday, including their juicy Cochinita Pibil, a Chamorro (braised beef shank) dish, and the elusive Mole Blanco. And of course their crack filled churritos!
If you're really down, why not bond over a fine drink together at Las Perlas Tequila/Mezcal bar in downtown. I know it was considered disrespectful in old times to drink with your parents but "pero no mas una copita mami, andale!"
buen provecho and mucho love to your mom.
(El O.G "Hijo Desobediente")
3014 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
13430 Valley Blvd
La Puente, CA 91746
La Casita Mexicana
4030 Gage Ave Bell,
103 East 6th Street