Posts Tagged ‘Mexican food’

Burrito-Making Robot

January 13, 2014

Burrito-Making Robot

Those 36,000 Redbox DVD rental kiosks have been joined by the Burrito Box, a stand-alone, automated burrito-generating device. Say “saludos, señores” to our new robot overlords.

The first two Burrito Boxes are in Los Angeles where, as everyone knows, it’s so damn hard to find burritos. The touch-screen kiosks dispense $3 hot burritos in 60 seconds, presumably cooking them with heat generated by the blaring music videos on their screens during that minute. The five options of Evol “all-natural” burritos are 3 bucks a pop with additional charges for guacamole, sour cream and Tabasco sauce.


Celebrate Frida With Food in DC

July 8, 2012

Celebrate Frida With Food in DC
Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907-1954) was born on July 6th and died on July 13th. Washington restaurant Oyamel Cocina Mexicana (401 Seventh Street NW) is celebrating that week (i.e., this week) with a special menu commemorating the artist. The selections are said to be those “that Frida served for her birthday party thrown at her house ‘La Casa Azul’ in Coyoacán.” See the menu here.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
401 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 628-1005

Frida Kahlo at MoMA

Frida Kahlo: The Complete Works,


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Image (“Frida in Shades, after Frida Kahlo”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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Another Burrito-Related Shooting

March 21, 2011

Another Burrito-Related Shooting

A San Antonio Taco Bell customer, enraged that Beefy Crunch Burritos had gone up in price, fired an air gun at an employee and an assault rifle at police officers before barricading himself in a motel room.  After a three-hour Mexican-food standoff, a police SWAT team eventually subdued the suspect, Ricardo Jones, 37,  by using gas. Officers may have used jalapeño pepper gas.