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The FRIDA Holidays Are Almost Here!

18 Dec

Believe it or not, we’ve got less than a week to go until Santa arrives and you know he’ll be craving some horchata and churros before he climbs back up that chimney! So, why not prepare yourself for a festive Feliz Navidad with a little help from FRIDA?

Actually, we’ll get to our Christmas tidings later. The first order of business is for all of you Hanukkah celebrators. The festival of lights starts on Tuesday, so you get first dibs on all the holiday goodies FRIDA has to offer. It’s easy to build up an appetite on those “Eight Crazy Nights,” so may we recommend a few tasty Mexican options?

Night 1
– Sopa de Tortilla: Because let’s face it, it’s been FREEZING lately.
Night 2 – Tacos Combo: Chicken by candlelight, delicious!
Night 3 – Resplandor de Mango: Balance the diet with our fruit-filled salad.
Night 4 – Enchiladas Suizas: Piping hot and covered in tomatillo sauce!
Night 5 – Camarones al Ajillo: Sauteed prawns for noche cinco.
Night 6Mole Tasting: Menorah Mole!
Night 7 – Arrachera Nortna: One big hearty meal before the celebration’s over
Night 8 – Pastel de Chocolate: A festival of lights finale that’s perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Now back to Christmas. Next weekend our little holiday elves are going to be working extra hard in the kitchen. While most businesses close down on the Dec 25, FRIDA Glendale’s Sunday brunch will be in full swing and you can bet we’ll be singing live versions of “Feliz Navidad!” But make sure to get there early, because we’ll be shutting down in the afternoon.

For those looking to spend the holiday at home, we highly recommend picking up a bag of signature FRIDA tamales. We’ve serving up both Green and Red tamales to help you coordinate with your festive sweaters. Plus, anyone going to 12am Saturday mass knows they make a great after-midnight snack!

All of you who celebrate the feast of Kwanzaa, don’t worry. We haven’t forgotten about you either. We’ll most certainly be open on Dec 26 and serving up yummy vegetable dishes (you MUST try our Al Tequila ensalada), Chicken Pozole (which is basically like a Mexican stew), and Pastel de Tres Leches for dessert.

And don’t get us started on New Year’s…We’ll have more exciting news on that holiday in our next post (Stay Tuned!). Happy Christmahanukkwanzaa FRIDA friends, we hope to see you in the restaurant this week!

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, & A Whole Lotta FRIDA!

21 Nov

Oh what a week we’ve got in store. In case you haven’t noticed, the holidays are now in full effect at FRIDA. The decorations are up, the seasonal dishes are on the menu, and the Americana has even lit up their giant Christmas tree!

But before we get into all of the December goodies, we thought it would be fun to invite you to drop by FRIDA for some pre (and post) Thanksgiving fun! For the record, our restaurants will be closed on Thursday. But if you want to stock up on salsas, appetizers, or Mexican delicacies, we invite you to stop by Wednesday night with some extra large “To Go” bags!

Perhaps some Sopa de Tortilla to warm you up during these cold November nights? Or a giant Carnitas Platter to bring home for your Thursday dinner guests? Come on by and help us guide you to your perfect Gracias-giving meal!

And let’s not forget about the importance of the day AFTER Thanksgiving. That’s right, this is also the week of Black Friday and you KNOW you’ll need some energy to get through those crazy shopping lines. We’ve heard that there will be a TON of top secret sales happening at the Americana Brand this week. So get your “gifting” on, then enjoy some delicious Mexican food as your reward.

Because as they say…

‘Tis the season for FRIDA!

Happy Dia de los Muertos Week From FRIDA!

30 Oct

We know, you’re probably recovering right now from a wild Halloween weekend. But for the record, the skull-heavy celebrations are far from over. In case you were unaware, this Tuesday and Wednesday marks Dias de los Muertos (or the “Days of the Dead” for EspaƱol impaired).

Celebrated on a massive scale in Mexico, these two holidays aren’t about tricks and treats, but rather honoring all of the loved ones who have passed on. Interestingly, Muertos’ roots go all the way back to the Aztec civilization and involve makeshift altars to welcome souls back from the great beyond.

Traditionally, November 1 marks Dia de los Inocentes for the lost children’s souls, while November 2 is Dia de los Difuntos, accounting for everybody else. Flowers, incense, and those well-known sugar skulls all play a part in the festivities.

But we’re sure you’re thinking, what does this have to do with FRIDA? Well, in case you were unaware, celebrating Dia de los Muertos at FRIDA has become an ongoing L.A. tradition. Every year, we cater family parties, serve up traditional Muertos-inspired dishes, and create tons of great cocktail concoctions to keep with the theme.

And don’t worry, there’s nothing scary about Dia de los Muertos. It’s strictly an uplifting cultural celebration, so feel free to include young ones in the FRIDA festivities too!