Archive for November, 2013

I don’t do ads unless I get paid, but I certainly do like talking about great food and letting people know where to get it. I do have reservations (no pun intended) about sharing the news concerning Alma’s and Many’s Restaurant. After all if you all start going there I may have trouble getting a table when I want to eat the finest tamales ever created or anything else that Alma’s talented hands bring to deliciosity from their extensive menu. But lucky for you I’m feeling generous today, and besides most of you reading this are too far away to hop on a plane to get here. So let me walk you through this. Just get to Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico, find a street named Militar, drive up the hill till you see a fish market on your left, look to your right and turn right at the next intersection, on the left side of the road you will see signage like this:

Just a few more steps now.

Just a few more steps now.


You're almost there.

You’re almost there.


Slow down! You're going right by it.

Slow down! You’re going right by it.


Now you're inside.

Now you’re inside.


Look around. There are beautiful murals on all the walls. They are done by a local painter who also has some of his work on canvas in the restaurant for sale. The prices for menu items and for paintings are very low. We got a still life of assorted fruit with four enchiladas, chicken flautas, two lemonades, all for 390 pesos ($29.75USD).

Look around. There are beautiful murals on all the walls. They are done by a local painter who also has some of his work on canvas in the restaurant for sale. The prices for menu items and for paintings are very low. We got a still life of assorted fruit with four enchiladas, chicken flautas, two lemonades, all for 390 pesos ($29.75USD).


I have written of her before, she needs no introduction, so without further ado, here she is, the legendary Reina de Tamales, Alma herself.

I have written of her before, she needs no introduction, so without further ado, here she is, the legendary Reina de Tamales, Alma herself.


This is the painting which hangs slightly askew on our living room wall. I have never been able to afford art before, except my own of course. I love this place.

This is the painting which hangs slightly askew on our living room wall. I have never been able to afford art before, except my own of course. I love this place.


And, oh by the way, Many is a really nice guy who speaks fluent gringo and married well.

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Dawn, the day after Thanksgiving.
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3 Fingers


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Fingernail


Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

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As Thanksgiving approaches we begin to think about our loved ones, family and friends, and the abundance of good things edible, physical and spiritual that we have been lucky enough to attract with our outrageously good karma. I am specifically thankful that I have the time, energy, motivation and mental and physical capacity to use my gifts to make art. After all at 69 years of age I could have bad vision, shaky hands and a bad attitude. I am also thankful that I have a few faithful readers who give me encouragement to continue improving my skills. Thank you one and all and may you enjoy Thanksgivukkah and the rest of the holiday season to da max. Here is a picture of what I can see when I sit in my new Mexican rocker and look out under the palapa. The last couple of mornings we have observed a beautiful hooded oriole enjoying his Thanksgiving dinner on the pink cactus blossom you can see in this drawing.
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Male hooded oriole.

Male hooded oriole.

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized