After losing a terrifying and bloody war against the Americans, the people of the northern half of Mexico had their land signed away to Gringolandia in the treacherous treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. As they say, the border crossed them.
Over the decades, as the land was settled and stolen by the gringos, some ordinary people would get along fine even if their governments wanted them to hate each other. And so the Mexican people taught the gringos in California, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona about burritos, nachos, and guacamole. Over a hundred years later this has developed into its own Mexican-American style of food.
The chef here was raised in the occupied territory of California learning Mexican cuisine from her Texan grandmother, the local Mexican establishments, and summer trips to the coast of Baja California. This food is made here live with the freshest local produce and the influence of at least three different cultures of people. There are no borders on our plates to separate the American cheese from the Mexican tortillas and the Turkish-grown jalepeños.