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Tortilla Soup to Soothe Your Soul


Quintessentially Mexican, endlessly comforting. That’s maybe the best way to describe this classic tortilla soup, made with soul-nurturing chicken broth, crispy tortilla strips and toasted pasilla chile.  Adorn it with whatever’s available. Here, I like grated Monterey Jack, diced onion and bits of the toasted chile, but feel free to add thick cream, squash blossoms, chicharrones and […]

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Herby Ricotta-Poblano Tacos are the Perfect Party Food

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If your only experience with ricotta has been smothered inside lasagna or ravioli, you need to try this simple, herby, green-chile studded ricotta taco. Like, today. This is great party food: just put out of bowl of filling, warm tortillas (or crispy tostadas) in a cloth-lined basket, and some salsa, so everyone can assemble their […]


XOCO: Autumn Fiesta

We are celebrating the start of the fall with our new menu, titled appropriately enough, Autumn Fiesta!  We are inviting everyone to come to this month-long party.  As at any good fiesta, we have prepared refreshing drinks, irresistible savory dishes and amazing sweet treats! The start of your meal may or may not involve a […]