The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, February 18, 2012

La Güerita

On my walk down to see the Cinco Señores construction site - which is still in flux.  It might have tunnels.  It might have bridges.  Who knows, but the work continues - "empuje debemos," "dig we must."  No matter what, it was such a crazy intersection, maybe the plans to make it better will actually work.  I think Oaxaca, in general, does a good job on these projects.  People always squawk about change.  I will miss the 8-lane into 3 lanes race and the buses turning left from any lane they wanted, but there are plenty of exciting other places to experience these sort of things.

But I digress.... on my walk down Insurgentes, I passed La Güerita in the Merced market and thought I would pop in and get an empanada. 

They make some of the best and tastiest in the city along with fine memelitas.  Ay!  I could not even get near the place.  It was packed.

Look at this menu.

Remember, that $20 pesos equals $1.55 US.

Hmmmmm.... it all looks good.  Ah well, next time.  ¡Buen Provecho!


Lara said...

Thank God I found your post!
I have eaten at this little shop about 9 months ago on my previous trip, but didn't remember neither the name nor location :) But I recognized the place from your photos.
I'm heading there right away! Hope they are open this early (it's 8 am)...

Christopher Stowens said...

Hope you enjoyed your empanada. They are so fat and tasty there.