Saturday, January 28, 2006

Masa Restaurant

A new restaurant, Masa, in downtown Minneapolis, explodes with flavor, Mexican flavor, authentic Mexican flavor. No gratuitous globs of gordo goo, thank you, can be found folded in their fare. (Translation: refried beans and rice aren't stuffed into everything as filler, at least into anything my friends or I tried.)

Masa's cuisine is haute. Masa's chicken mole rivals that of El Moro in Cozumel. Masa's Mayan margarita contains nectar from a Yucatan flower. The appetizers reminded me of the tapas at Solera. The one taste I had of Masa's flan lingered on the lingua happily.

Masa, Masa, Masa... I'm going to come back.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Mario Vargas Llosa, 2 interviews

In these two audios, the novelist Mario Vargas Llosa talks about two of his works.

Mario Vargas Llosa

interviewed by Michael Silverblatt
KCRW's Bookworm