News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

Weekend Dining: Pasta and Pizza at Grapelli

By Darren M. Popik — Being surrounded by what seems like a billion restaurants means there are an awful lot that I never try out, despite their proximity to my … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Yes, We Have No Water: Mexico City’s Water Mismanagement

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer (SHERATON MARIA ISABEL HOTEL) — I don’t want to suggest that officials managing Mexico City’s water department are incompetent, but I’ll bet they have trouble tying their … Continue reading

November 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vegetarianism and the City: Tacos Gus

By Izzy Barker — I have often thought that, despite being a delicious idea, ‘Vegetarian Tacos’ is a contradiction in terms. After all, go to your local street taco joint … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Accidental Lesbian Double Date: A Review of NONSOLO

By Bailey Cook The other day I went out for dinner with two friends and a new acquaintance. One of the friends suggested an Italian restaurant on Álvaro Obregón called … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thanksgiving in Mexico: Football, Sanborns, and Shopping

By Darren M. Popik What could be a more traditional way to celebrate Thanksgiving, than by watching football (NFL, of course), and then heading down to the nearest Sanborns restaurant … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

(UPDATED) Aeromexico to Return to Toluca Airport

By Darren M. Popik (Nov 21 update) — At a press conference this morning, Aeromexico has confirmed today that the airline is indeed returning to Toluca International Airport (TLC), Mexico … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Most Useless Thing on the Streets of the DF

By Darren M. Popik (COLONIA CONDESA) — There are few things more pleasant in Mexico City than taking a walk on a sunny and warm late November afternoon, through the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Celebrities with Beards in the Condesa

What would a ZZ Top frontman look like without his trademark cheap sunglasses and hat? Something like this: This afternoon at La Cervecería on Tamaulipas … Mr. Dusty Hill? Welcome … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mexico City’s Most Hideous Building

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer If I were the new incoming mayor of Mexico City, my first duty in office would be to order the wrecking ball to Avenida Insurgentes Sur #300. … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Escape from Mexico City, Part III: Guadalajara Airport

By Darren M. Popik (MEXICO CITY) — Back in Mexico City after a weekend trip though Guadalajara Airport, I’d like to share a few thoughts on the airport that serves … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 3 Comments