OUR MISSION & ROOTS
Our Mission is to build bridges by sharing Mexican food, history, and culture. We grow when we invite new friends to our table. Come sit with us.
We are an extension of everyone who came before us. When my parents came to the United States in their twenties, they were so focused on carving out a better future...I didn’t think to embrace our history. Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve had more time to reflect and realize how lucky I am.
My grandparents showed me what it means to live a meaningful life. They worked so hard on their small ranch in Chihuahua, Mexico to make ends meet. It would’ve been much more convenient to just focus on subsistence, yet they chose to be selfless and giving. My grandfather, Arsenio Jacquez, developed a close relationship with the Tarahumara people of Northern Mexico. He served as an interpreter for them for many decades.
The Tarahumara, who are known for their long-distance running feats, eat Pinole for energy. My grandmother added Pinole to her slow-cooked oatmeal, called avena, to give it an extra boost! I still salivate whenever I think about it. Her recipe inspired Pinole Chia Oatmeal.
Preserving my family’s legacy and perpetuating Mexican-American food, history, and culture are incredibly important to me.