Meet your May Taco of the Month

What we’re eating: May Taco of the Month

For the month of May, we brought back another fan favorite taco: Taco de Puebla. The Taco de Puebla features a delicious dry rubbed pork shoulder that has been seared on the plancha and topped with salsa roja and jocoque, a delicious yogurt crema sauce. The jocoque brings a coolness to the spice rub.

This taco is a great example of the conversation of cultures at the heart of Mexican cuisine. In the late 1890s, Lebanese families started emigrating to Mexico, largely to the state of Puebla, bringing Middle Eastern methods and flavors. For Tacos de Puebla, Mexicans borrowed some Middle Eastern spices and the method of cooking meat on a vertical rotisserie (called a trompo). Our interpretation is smoky, packed with spices, and deliciously refreshing. It is topped with jocoque, which is a Mexican yogurt sauce reminiscent of Middle Eastern labneh. Ours is made with Greek yogurt and crema along with roasted garlic, cumin, caramelized onion, cilantro and cucumber.

What we’re drinking: Spring Cocktails

Our spring cocktails feature gin from our amigos at You & Yours Distilling Co., the first ever female led distillery, located in our hometown of San Diego! You can find us enjoying these cocktails until the end of the month!

GARDEN PARTY: Sunday Gin, Dolin vermouth blanc, lemon, lime, & agave.

LAST FROST COLLINS: Winter Gin, Vida mezcal, lemon, orange, & cloves.

SPRING CHERRY GIMLET: Sunday Gin, fresh cherries, fresh squeezed lime juice, a touch of classic curacao from Pierre Ferrand.

Horchata for a Cause Beneficiaries

From the months of March to May, we’re proud to support 3 incredible local charities in the communities we are in. $1 from every frozen horchata purchase will be donated to our Spring beneficiaries to support the important work they do. These are the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, I Love A Clean San Diego and CUESA.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs and provides financial support to ensure educational excellence in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions of dollars in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, afterschool and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for mental health initiatives and athletic trainers.

As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. For 65 years, they’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our region. They are passion in action. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit CleanSD.org or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with them on FacebookTwitter  and Instagram.

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is building a connected, sustainable, and resilient food shed that strengthens family farms and grows healthy communities. They’ve run the world renowned farmers markets since 1993, as well as educational programs that connect youth and adults with local food and farmers.