Foodie Favorite: Mr.Bigotes Taqueria
Mr. Bigotes Taqueria is an authentic Mexican style Taqueria that has been open for twenty-seven years! They have all the classics: tacos, tortas, stews, quesadillas, burritos, and more.
"If I’m looking for a quick bite to eat from my favorite hole-in-the-wall spot, I’ll stop in Mr. Bigotes Taqueria. Everything there is “para llevar” which is perfect because it’s within walking distance of our offices on W. Clarendon. I recommend their tacos pastor paired with a chilled agua Fresca de melon (fresh watermelon juice). Ask for the extra green sauce because you will want more!"
Cocktail Culture: El Ranchito
El Ranchito is an authentic Mexican restaurant that specializes in Comida Norteno (food from the north) and Tex-Mex such as cabrito, mollejas, and asado de puerco. Their atmosphere is inspired by the culture of Monterrey, where everything is fresh, festive, and friendly.
"I like to unwind from my busy day out and about in Dallas in a cozy, low key spot. That’s why my go is a fresh margarita from El Ranchito on W. Jefferson. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. But what I love most are their serenading mariachis. Their homemade tortillas make the perfect snack for an after-work cocktail hour."
Artistic Addiction: Stacie Hernandez
Brittney has an eye for art, which must be why she's attracted to the talented Stacie Hernandez, the local artist who is inspired by the Modern Art movements' abstract expressionism and her Mexican-American cultural childhood experience. Stacie mainly uses oils but can work with just about anything.
"Being in arts and culture, it is difficult to choose just one. I have been keeping my eye on a contemporary fine art artist named Stacie Hernandez for a while now. She recently moved from Florida to the Dallas art scene. Listening to her detail the stories behind her art is equally as entrancing as her art itself. We have the pleasure of curating her Dallas solo exhibition, “Odyssey; a journey in blue” on October 11th."
You can catch the Downtown Arlington Brewing Arts Festival from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 15 from 12 p.m. to midnight daily.
Image one courtesy of fgiiiart.com. Image two courtesy of Brittney Dumas. Image three courtesy of yelp.com. Image four courtesy of seriouseats.com. Image five courtesy of staciehernandez.com.