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Happy César Chávez Day From FRIDA

26 Mar

In case you haven’t noticed, at FRIDA we love celebrating legendary icons. Heck, that’s how we got our name! And this week, we thought it would be nice to celebrate a March holiday that sometimes slips under the radar. That’s right, we’re talking about César Chávez Day!

César Chávez literally changed the cultural landscape back in the 60’s and 70’s and, since 1995, California has designated March 31 in his honor. Well we thought we could honor him too, by delving a bit into his legacy (and his favorite dishes).

Did you know that César’s favorite food was homemade spicy burritos? We can’t blame him one bit, a freshly prepared burrito is delicious and we’ve got one on our menu that we’re very proud of. The Burrito Campechano has beef sirloin, rice, beans, queso fresco, and spicy red sauce topped on a soft tortilla. If César was still with us today, we’d proudly give him a lifetime supply!

Chávez’ right-hand woman, Dolores Huerta, continues to keep his message alive and we’ve got plenty of dishes to honor her as well. Huerta happens to be a proud vegetarian (as many of our FRIDA customers are), so this week we’re dedicating our Resplandor de Mango in her honor! Perhaps with some veggie-friendly Guacamole and chips?

And for all of you who are enjoying Monday April 1 as your designated CCD “off day,” we welcome you to drop by our FRIDA Brunch in Glendale. We’ll have all of favorite fixin’s on display for one special price.

Come on down and enjoy this Mexican-inspired holiday with great tasting Mexican cuisine!

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The Lighter Side Of FRIDA

21 Jan

Let’s be honest, Mexican food always seems to get a bad rep in the calorie department. Yes it’s delicious, but terms like “carnitas” and “enchiladas” can strike fear in dieter’s hearts. Well for the record, we at FRIDA keep all of our meals healthy, fresh, and light (no lard, no Nachos Bellgrandes, no carb-heavy appetizers). BUT, we know sometimes that isn’t always enough.

With the new year comes new resolutions and it seems like one of 2012’s most popular ones is to slip back into those skinny jeans. So if you’re looking to cut back, go vegan, or simply switch to Diet Cokes, FRIDA has got you covered.

For instance, did you know that our salads are some of our most popular menu items? That’s right and we’ve got four yummy ones to pick from. One ENSALADA choice is the Al Tequila, a lovely mix of green lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed with a citrus-tequila vinaigrette. Tuna and avocados are optional, depending on how much you want to splurge.

There is also the tradional Cesar (served with light dressing) and, one of our personal faves, the Resplandor de Mango! This guilt-free feast is prepared with grapes, walnuts, mixed greens, and chopped mangos. Top it off with our passion fruit dressing and you’ll be in low cal heaven!

Another tasty option is our Fajitas Mixtas. You can have these specially prepared with lean chicken or go with the “veggie” style (which includes sauteed tomatoes and green bell peppers).

If you’re feeling fishy, definitely try one of our light Ceviche choices. Ceviche Pulpo is a great place to start. Fresh octopus, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Simple, healthy and muy delicioso!

And keep in mind that at FRIDA, we’re more than eager to customize! We’ll be happy to alter any menu selection to your preference. Want to swap out meat for chicken? No prob! Craving extra veggies instead of beans? You got it! Just come on by and bring your lean appetite…we’ll take care of the rest.

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