Mouth of the Border returns from South of the Border.

by Emily on August 12, 2009 · 5 comments

in Food

Someone had to make the inevitable connection between the name of this website and its play on the name of that place in South Carolina, so it might as well be me. (And, yes, I've actually been there.) Seriously, though, I'm just back from an inspiring vacation to a tiny Mexican island and wanted to let you all know I'm alive. New goodies are coming to this here site. To make all of us feel better about my longer-than-intended absence, let's file my vacation in the "ethnic food research" category.

Amazing ceviche with habanero jelly at Los Pelicanos, Holbox, Mexico.

Horchata (rice drink) at the empanada hut.

Empanadas! Uno de queso, uno de pollo.

More ceviche. Shrimp and octopus.
A full recap of the Mexico trip will be coming up on my personal blog,, sometime over the next week. While I get the next few posts on West Indian food edited for you to see here, you can browse some of my other food writing on the personal blog by checking out the "Eating or Cooking" category. And, if you really, truly cannot get enough of what I might be doing besides working and not writing all those posts I promised you, you can check me out live on the web Wednesday night (that's today), hanging out with the chef of Lily's Restaurant at the Roger Smith Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Chef Daniel Mowles will be cooking in this rad, glass-enclosed space at the corner of 47th St. and Lexington Ave. from 6-7 p.m. EST, so if you are in NYC, please do stop by, watch us, and say hello. Everyone who can't come in person, please watch us cook on the web at Besos!
  • Jake

    My parents moved to Myrtle Beach, SC 4 years ago. On a trip down there, I must have been hypnotized by the nonstop road signs for South of the Border. Against my better judgment, I pulled into the place, and proceeded to get ripped off and disgusted with their “brand” of Hispanic cuisine. Definitely something you should warn readers against frequenting!

  • alec

    wow, some really lovely looking dishes up there!

    • emilyspearl

      Thank you, Alec! Means a lot coming from you. I've actually peeked in on
      your site occasionally and admired your photos. Will need to swing by more
      regularly now :)

  • lisaaaaaaa7

    That rice drink looks really good.

    • emilyspearl

      Lisa, It was delicious. Horchata is very cooling, which comes in handy if
      you're like me and you add hot sauce and peppers to everything.

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