Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!


"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
-Brad Paisley

Wishing You and Wonderful New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tapas at Favela's Fusion


Try some of our delicious Tapas at Favela's Fusion! 
Happy Hour is daily from 3:00 - 6:00pm

What are Tapas?

Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold or hot. In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, sophisticated cuisine. Source:Wikipedia

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Holidays!


May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Wishing You Peace and Joy This Holiday Season and Throughout the Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tonight at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Only 2 More Days Until the Weekend Starts and Until 3JB Will be at Favela's Fusion - Don't Miss It!



December 18th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cooking Is Our Passion, Serving You Is Our Pleasure!


With a desire of elevating our cuisine & atmosphere to represent the artistic flavors of various regions of México and introducing its Art and Craftsmanship, we created Favela’s Fusion Tequila Bar. As young kids, the center of our family evolved around the kitchen watching my Dad’s cooking. As we grew older, we started to appreciate his wonderful passion and art for cooking. By 1991 we were ready to share it with you and the first Favela’s Restaurant was born.What was once a dream, it is now a 20 year dream come true!

Thank you to all that have crossed our doors, we take pride in what we do since we consider Mexican food an art with all its color and flare. We will cross all boundaries to perfect it and not hold back to create it.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band Tomorow Night at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band and some delicious food and drinks from Favela's Fusion tonight and every 2nd Friday of the month!

Friday, December 11th
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Monday, December 7, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #15



The word Tequila is believed to come from the Nahuatl word Téquitl, which means what?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Mariachi Night TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion!


Join us every first Friday of the month for Mariachi Night starting at 7pm. Live Entertainment with Exquisite Mexican Cuisine!

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tonight at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tom Duarte at Favela's Fusion TONIGHT!



Come enjoy the music of Tom Duarte tonight while dining on some authentic Mexican food!

Saturday, November 28th
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Favela's Fusion 
1500 Oliver Road 
Fairfield CA 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bubby Wednesday Today at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Story Behind Favela's Fusion



Veronica Favela-Diaz is the owner of Favela’s Restaurants located in Fairfield and Vacaville. Born and raised in Northern California, Veronica is a first generation of Mexican decent and is the first of three children to Elisardo Favela and Josefina Saucedo. She was lured into the culinary world at the young age when her father’s passion for food was the center of attention at dinner time.

By 1993 and demand from out-of-town customers, prompted Veronica to expand the business and open a second location in Vacaville which has been a success since it’s opening. Never straying from the original intention, never losing focus on consistent and affordable Mexican food and excellent service, the restaurant continued its steady rate of growth. By 1998 a third location on the north side of Fairfield was opened.

While attending College, a young Veronica and her father found a need for a new style of Mexican restaurant; it would be a casual style with festive surroundings and by 1991 the first Favela’s in downtown Fairfield was opened. Two years into the business and never giving up in school, Veronica successfully completed college and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Education from the Sacramento State University.

Shortly after marrying her best friend Edgar, the couple traveled all over México to uncover the traditional “Sabores de Mexico” and thanks to the entrepreneurial success of the restaurants; they were encouraged to elevate their own standards in the Mexican cuisine. These travels inspired them to open in 2008 their latest venue: - “Favela’s Fusion Tequila Lounge”. This restaurant obtained the prize for the Best New Business in Solano County and has obtained great recognition in the community for the fresh contemporary new take on Mexican cuisine.

Veronica has always been eager to improve things in the community; she has been a member of the Fairfield Planning Commission and during her term, she assisted in the re-development of Fairfield’s Downtown.

She whole-heartedly believes in always providing the best customer service, continuously learning about food, culture and always having fun with “La Familia”.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Start Your Weekend Off Right with 3JB at Favela's Fusion Tomorrow Night!



November 20th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Monday, November 16, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #14



Test your tequila knowledge...What is one of the myths explaining the discovery of tequila?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band and some delicious food from Favela's Fusion tonight!

Friday, November 13th
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tonight at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

It's That Time of Year Again - Vote in the Daily Republic's Readers Choice 2016!


It's time to vote again! 

Please take a moment to vote for Favela's Fusion in the Daily Republic's annual Readers Choice 2016! 

And Thank You for being a loyal customer!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bubby Wednesday Today at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Favela’s Fusion Upscale, Elegant: Fairfield Restaurant Takes Mexican Dining to Next Level

By



FAIRFIELD — Before you go to Favela’s Fusion, smash any notions or memories you may have about Mexican dining.

You are not going to a funky dive or a homogenized chain restaurant. And you may not find a typical plate of rice, beans and an entree for less than $10.

At Favela’s, you are going to experience Mexican fine dining at its best from beginning to end. You will pay more. It will be worth more.

While the exterior of Favela’s Fusion may be nondescript, visitors who enter the restaurant are immediately transported by the sophisticated, artistic and enchanting space inside.

Original art from Guadalajara adorns the walls. Comfortable, intimate seating invites and welcomes. Experienced staff members are on hand to explain the comprehensive and intriguing menu. They are also available to assist with many of the restaurant’s cocktail or wine options available at the full bar.

“We wanted to take the Mexican dining experience to the next level,” says Veronica Favela-Diaz, who together with her husband owns Favela’s Fusion and two other more traditional Mexican restaurants located in Fairfield and Vacaville. “We are not trying to present something fast or cheap, which a lot of people are accustomed to. We worked hard to develop a special vibe and culinary experience that would help show another side of food from Mexico.”

While the entrees are tempting, the restaurant’s appetizers are a fascinating gastronomical journey all on their own. They range from their well-loved guacamole to two different types of ceviche to empanadas and Favela’s exclusive “Z” tacos made with sirloin steak and melted cheese. Special appetizer prices are available from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.

Main plates feature classics with new twists, such as the Enchiladas Oaxaquenas dish that offers corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and topped with a customized mole sauce (a traditional gravy made of dried chilies, plantains, raisins, chocolate and nuts) that is made from scratch. Also on the menu is a jumbo shrimp dish in a tequila sauce and Favelas well-known and beloved Chile Relleno. Prices for appetizers can range from $7.50 to $10.25 while entrees average at about $20.

“Our food is top quality,” says Favela-Diaz. “Truly good Mexican food is very complicated and there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that it’s special. We have a consultant chef from Napa who lived in Mexico and was inspired by his grandmother’s dishes. He has helped us with making sure we continue to offer the best of authentic Mexican cooking but also modern techniques. Everything we make is chopped, peeled and roasted on site. We don’t take any shortcuts.”

Favela-Diaz, who has an insatiable curiosity about culture and cuisine, is celebrating her 25th anniversary in the restaurant business this year.

“It just started out as a crazy idea of mine to go into the business, but I really found a passion for it,” she says.

She gives a great deal of the credit to her staff members. Many of them have been with her since she started out.

“There is so much passion among the people who work here, and they really make it happen,” she says.

Favela’s Fusion is located at 1500 Oliver Road, Suite D in Fairfield. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. More information is available by visiting favelasfusion.com or calling 707-421-8484.

Article Source: Daily Republic 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at Favela's Fusion TONIGHT!


Get ready to celebrate with us those that have left us. Pay tribute to them tonight, Friday the 30th of October as we kick off Dia de Los Muertos weekend! Lounge to the music of DJ Skratcher and delight us with your artistic side with creative face painting. We get things started at 9:00pm! Favela's Fusion is the place to be!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tom Duarte at Favela's Fusion This Saturday!



Come enjoy the music of Tom Duarte tonight while dining on some authentic Mexican food!

Saturday, October 24th
6:30 - 9:30 pm

Favela's Fusion 
1500 Oliver Road 
Fairfield CA 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Start Your Weekend Off Right with 3JB at Favela's Fusion Tomorrow Night!



October 16th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band Tomorrow Night at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band and some delicious food from Favela's Fusion this Friday night!

Friday, October 9th
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Monday, October 5, 2015

All About Tapas Small Plates


Endulge me for a moment. There's a lot of quirky history about the origin how tapas small plates came into being. Let me regale you with a few interesting tidbits about the evolution of its tradition...

First, how do you pronounce Tapas? When pronounced correctly, it sounds like [TAH-pahs]. If pronounced like a typical United States-er, like me, it might be heard as sounding like TAP-uhs... It's your choice!

Second, what is the definition of Tapas? Well, I browsed, and peeked and looked everywhere. This is the best tapas definition I could find.

Popular throughout Spain in bars and restaurants, tapas are appetizers that usually accompany SHERRY or other APÉRITIFS or COCKTAILS. They can also form an entire meal and can range from simple items such as olives or cubes of ham and cheese to more elaborate preparations like cold omelets, snails in a spicy sauce, stuffed peppers and miniature sandwiches.

Sounds absolutely like my kind of meal! I love anything "miniature". Including my food!

Now on to more of the history of tapas...

Tapas and the tapas small plates tradition come from Spain as the story goes. They are snacks. As simple as that! These Spanish snacks are small plates with little portions of olives, cheese, bread and lots other unique and creative combinations of food and tapas ingredients.

In Spanish, the word Tapa means "cover". So how does this relate to "snacks" you ask? Well, there are several interesting explanations.

The most commonly cited narrative of the etymology of tapa is that it is an item, either a piece of bread or a flat card of some kind that would often be placed on top of a drink to protect it from those annoying, buzzy flies (smart!) Somewhere in time, it became a custom to put on top of the "cover" small nibbles of delectable goodies (really smart!) Viola! Tapas small plates were created - IF this explanation is to be believed.

Another theory is that the tapas "covered" the appetite between the time Spaniards finished work and when they would take their late evening meals. (Sheesh! I would be hungry too if I had to wait that late to eat!)

There's also the story that some experts believe that the name, tapa or tappas originated sometime around the 16th century. At that time, a few tavern owners from Castilla-La Mancha discovered that the strong, odiferous smell of mature cheese could help disguise the fact that they were serving bad wine from their establishments.

Thus, serving free cheese with the wine "covered" the bad taste of the wine and the fact that they were cheating their customers! The offering of free cheese when serving cheap wine, became wildly popular.

Unscrupulous practices? Yes, but the mouth-watering custom of tapas small plates was invented, according to this version of it's origin.

One more interesting bit of tapas history:

A few researchers assert that the tapa was born when the Spanish king, Alfonso the 10th (known as The Wise), became ill and had to take small bites of food with some wine between meals. (Wow! He must not have been feeling too bad!)

Once King Al recovered from whatever disease was afflicting him, he decreed that no wine was to be served in any of the inns in the land of Castile... (what???!!!! no wine??? wait... keep reading...) UNLESS, the wine was served with something to eat. No wonder they called him King Al, the Wise.

Lots of people in his kingdom, apparently would drink their meals (and we're not talking milk!) instead of eating their meals. You can only imagine what the streets must have been like at night, back in the olden days of Spain before the recovered king had his say.

Beyond the royal disease of our friend, Wise King Al, in recorded tapas history, there's yet another theory that the first tapas small plates appeared because of the need to take small amounts of food during the work day of many farmers and workers.

This allowed them to continue working until it was time to eat the heavy midday meal. (Wow, yet, another demonstration of the voracious appetite of man... oh how we all love to nibble). Wine was the perfect drink to go along with the tapas small plates.

And if you didn't know this already, wine makes you feel mellow, increases strength, (or so the workers all told their wives!) And in the winter, a little wine warmed the body to help the workers combat those cold, cold days in the fields and workshops of the Middle Ages.

So, between covering the wine with smelly cheese and covering the wine from dirty, germ-carrying flies, small plates evolved from these covering practices. Small plates can only contain small portions, thus, a small bite before a meal not only enhanced the appetite, but had a usefulness beyond the obvious.

Today, a favorite way of eating is indeed smaller portions on small plates.

Wow! Now you know a little more than you did 5 minutes ago!

If you are interested in some traditional tapas recipes, please visit Easy Appetizer Recipes found at http://www.easy-appetizer-recipes.com. where you'll be pleasantly surprised with the variety of choices. Enjoy the tapas tradition!
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Sara Gray is an avid lover of appetizers and has created a great website called Easy Appetizer Recipes found at [http://www.easy-appetizer-recipes.com] where you can find delicious ideas for all kinds of appetizers, raclette grilling, tapas small plates, snacks and soups.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Mariachi Night Tonight at Favela's Fusion!


Join us every first Friday of the month for Mariachi Night starting at 7pm. Live Entertainment with Exquisite Mexican Cuisine!

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tonight at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #12



Often credited for founding the first distillation factory in 1600 in Jalisco, Don Pedro Sanchez De Tagle is better known by what name?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Bubby Wednesday Today at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Favela’s Celebrates 25-Year Milestone

  
Favela's Fusion employee Lupita Serrato serves food Wednesday. The restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)


By

FAIRFIELD — The devotion of Favela’s employees is the key to the successful 25 years of business in Solano County, according to owner Veronica Favela.

Favela graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in business. She thought about what business to begin, spoke with her father about starting a restaurant and – with family recipes he provided – opened Favela’s restaurant on Texas Street in Fairfield a quarter-century ago.

Her business has grown from one small restaurant to three businesses in two communities.

“Success wouldn’t have happened without the loyal patrons and the dedication of the staff who are considered part of the family,” Favela said.

Her employees couldn’t agree with her more.

Maria Ortega, 55, who works as a server, has been with the company for 14 years, working in several positions.

“It’s been good to me,” she said.

She stays because she is happy and likes her work.

Many of Favela’s employees have been with her through good times and bad because everyone is family.

“I started right out of school and have been here for 18 years,” said Lupita Serrato, 34, manager at Favela’s Fusion.

Serrato started working at the restaurant when she was single, childless and newly graduated. Since then, her children have gone to school with Favela’s children. She watched Favela’s son go to college and take his first step out into the world.

“She gave me a chance to support my kids and myself,” Serrato said. “She has been very flexible and accommodating for me.”

Mario Vazquez’s passion for cooking has grown over the years. He has been with the company for 15 years, working at all three locations.

“I put my heart into the food,” Vazquez said. “I have a very big passion for making food for people.”

The first restaurant opened in 1990 on Texas Street in a what Favela describes as a small hole-in-the-wall spot. Within three years, she had opened Favela’s Taqueria on Harbison Drive in Vacaville. Then in 1998, she opened Favela’s Mexican Grill on Texas Street. Before opening Favela’s Fusion in 2008, she closed the original restaurant on Texas Street and rented out the space.

“It was tiny,” Favela said.

The idea for the Favela’s Fusion began a few years before and planning went ahead, but then the economy crashed and they experienced some tough times bringing that business together.

“That was the hardest thing for us,” Favela said. “We made it by putting our heads together and coming up with ideas that were different for getting people here.”

Despite some lean times, the authentic Mexican restaurant has thrived and grown, including changes to the menu and to the interior.

“I have no intention of expanding more,” Favela said. “I want to just maintain the quality of service and food.”

Article Source: Daily Republic 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Start Your Weekend Off Right with 3JB at Favela's Fusion Tomorrow Night!



September 18th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Monday, September 14, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #11



In the early 16th century, the Spaniards began to distill Pulque in what containers?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band and some delicious food from Favela's Fusion tonight!

Friday, September 11th
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Favela's Fusion - Celebrating 25 Years!


Join us this month as we celebrate our 25th anniversary!

With a desire of elevating our cuisine & atmosphere to represent the artistic flavors of various regions of México and introducing its Art and Craftsmanship, we created Favela’s Fusion Tequila Bar. As young kids, the center of our family evolved around the kitchen watching my Dad’s cooking. As we grew older, we started to appreciate his wonderful passion and art for cooking. By 1991 we were ready to share it with you and the first Favela’s Restaurant was born.What was once a dream, it is now a 25 year dream come true!

Thank you to all that have crossed our doors, we take pride in what we do since we consider Mexican food an art with all its color and flare. We will cross all boundaries to perfect it and not hold back to create it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Don't Miss Mariachi Night on Friday at Favela's Fusion!


Join us every first Friday of the month for Mariachi Night starting at 7pm. Live Entertainment with Exquisite Mexican Cuisine!

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Sunday, August 30, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #10



Pulque was a drunk used for rituals in pre-hispanic times. Who was allowed to drink it year-round?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Save Room For Dessert!

 Come in for dinner at Favela's Fusion and be sure to save room for one of our delicious desserts! 

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Hours:
 Sun- Thurs 10:30am – 9pm 
Fri and Sat 10:30am-10pm


Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Celebrate the Weekend at Favela's Fusion with Music by 3JB TONIGHT!



August 21st @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's Fabulous Tuesday at Favela's Fusion - Dinner for 2 Only $25!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band this Friday at Favela's Fusion

Enjoy music by the Carlito's Cuban Band and some delicious food from Favela's Fusion this Friday night!

Friday, August 14th.
The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Friday, August 7, 2015

Mariachi Night Tonight at Favela's Fusion!


Join us every first Friday of the month for Mariachi Night starting at 7pm. Live Entertainment with Exquisite Mexican Cuisine!

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dinner for 2 Only $25 on Fabulous Tuesdays!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bubby Wednesday Today at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sunday, July 26, 2015

History of the Margarita


Like any drink that reaches such ubiquity, the history of the Margarita is shrouded in layers of myth and marketing. As such, the 'where' and 'who' are things we may never truly know. What we do know is that this refreshing summer favorite consists of tequila, lime, and an orange liqueur served in a salt-rimmed glass. Beyond that, we get into speculation and experimentation (the fun stuff).

The name 'margarita' is the Spanish form of the English name 'Margaret,' but is also the Spanish name given to the Daisy. Now it just so happens that, around the time that we see the margarita gaining popularity historically, there was another common drink in America called a daisy. The daisy similarly involved a citrus liqueur, a complementary citrus flavor, and rum. This being only a decade or so after the end of prohibition, however, there was a lingering popularity in the southern United States of imported liquor from south of the border - specifically, tequila.

A simple adaptation of an existing drink, however doesn't quite explain the rapid growth in popularity of the drink in the 1940s and 1950s that continues to this day nor the drastic reduction in complexity (a daisy is made with upwards of 7 ingredients.) So the title of godfather of the margarita was pretty much up for grabs for the latter half of the twentieth century. After much speculation and detailed research, the most widely accepted story is that of a bartender from Ensenada, Mexico by the name of Don Carlos Orozco.

Don Carlos was a bartender at Hussong's Cantina on the western coast of the Baja Peninsula. On a slow afternoon in October of 1941, he was experimenting with some new drink recipes when in walks Margarita Henkel - the daughter of the local German ambassador. Being a customer of some prestige, Don Carlos offers her his new experiment in welcome. She had no idea then, but she was taking the biggest step forward in the history of tequila since the conquistadores.

In the ensuing decades, there have been countless incarnations of the famous beverage have developed. Margarita flavors run the gamut from chipotle pineapple to blood orange and just about anything you can think of in between. In total, the margarita has become so popular that, in 2008, it was the number 1 most ordered drink in the US, accounting for 18% of bar drink orders.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tom Duarte at Favela's Fusion This Saturday!



Come enjoy the music of Tom Duarte tonight while dining on some authentic Mexican food!

Saturday, July 25th
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Favela's Fusion 
1500 Oliver Road 
Fairfield CA 

Monday, July 20, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #8



The first alcoholic beverage created from agave was what?

Answer:

The first alcoholic beverage created from agave was octili pulque, which was created around the year 200 C.E. Pulque, as it is known today, is still enjoyed in Mexico and is crafted using traditional methods of production.

Friday, July 17, 2015

TGIF! Music by 3JB TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion!



 July 17th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Come In to Favela's Fusion Tomorrow Night for Bubbly Wednesday!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Friday, July 10, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion

Delicious food and drinks + music by the Carlito's Cuban Band = Perfect Friday Night!

Join us tonight at Favela's Fusion. The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Monday, July 6, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dinner for 2 Only $25 on Fabulous Tuesdays!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tom Duarte at Favela's Fusion on Saturday!



Come enjoy the music of Tom Duarte tonight while dining on some authentic Mexican food!

Saturday, June 27th
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Favela's Fusion 
1500 Oliver Road 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Friday Night Fun TOMORROW at Favela's Fusion with Music by 3JB!



 June 19th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Carlito’s Cuban Band TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion

Delicious food and drinks + music by the Carlito's Cuban Band = Perfect Friday Night!

Join us tonight at Favela's Fusion. The band starts at 7pm.
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield , CA 94534
 http://favelasfusion.net


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's Bubby Wednesday Tonight at Favela's Fusion!


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Story Behind Favela's Fusion



Veronica Favela-Diaz is the owner of Favela’s Restaurants located in Fairfield and Vacaville. Born and raised in Northern California, Veronica is a first generation of Mexican decent and is the first of three children to Elisardo Favela and Josefina Saucedo. She was lured into the culinary world at the young age when her father’s passion for food was the center of attention at dinner time.

By 1993 and demand from out-of-town customers, prompted Veronica to expand the business and open a second location in Vacaville which has been a success since it’s opening. Never straying from the original intention, never losing focus on consistent and affordable Mexican food and excellent service, the restaurant continued its steady rate of growth. By 1998 a third location on the north side of Fairfield was opened.

While attending College, a young Veronica and her father found a need for a new style of Mexican restaurant; it would be a casual style with festive surroundings and by 1991 the first Favela’s in downtown Fairfield was opened. Two years into the business and never giving up in school, Veronica successfully completed college and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Education from the Sacramento State University.

Shortly after marrying her best friend Edgar, the couple traveled all over México to uncover the traditional “Sabores de Mexico” and thanks to the entrepreneurial success of the restaurants; they were encouraged to elevate their own standards in the Mexican cuisine. These travels inspired them to open in 2008 their latest venue: - “Favela’s Fusion Tequila Lounge”. This restaurant obtained the prize for the Best New Business in Solano County and has obtained great recognition in the community for the fresh contemporary new take on Mexican cuisine.

Veronica has always been eager to improve things in the community; she has been a member of the Fairfield Planning Commission and during her term, she assisted in the re-development of Fairfield’s Downtown.

She whole-heartedly believes in always providing the best customer service, continuously learning about food, culture and always having fun with “La Familia”.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Dinner for 2 Only $25 on Fabulous Tuesdays!


Don't miss Fabulous Tuesday tomorrow night at Favela's Fusion!

Dinner for two, including 2 entrees, rice and beans, and dessert for only $25, PLUS margaritas at Happy Hour prices all evening long!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cooking Is Our Passion, Serving You Is Our Pleasure!


With a desire of elevating our cuisine & atmosphere to represent the artistic flavors of various regions of México and introducing its Art and Craftsmanship, we created Favela’s Fusion Tequila Bar. As young kids, the center of our family evolved around the kitchen watching my Dad’s cooking. As we grew older, we started to appreciate his wonderful passion and art for cooking. By 1991 we were ready to share it with you and the first Favela’s Restaurant was born.What was once a dream, it is now a 20 year dream come true!

Thank you to all that have crossed our doors, we take pride in what we do since we consider Mexican food an art with all its color and flare. We will cross all boundaries to perfect it and not hold back to create it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tom Duarte at Favela's Fusion Tonight



Come enjoy the music of Tom Duarte tonight while dining on some authentic Mexican food!

Saturday May 23 
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Favela's Fusion 
1500 Oliver Road 
Fairfield CA 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bubbly Wednesdays at Favela's Fusion


You've made it halfway through the work week...reward yourself with $10 Bottomless Bubbly and Tasteful Tapas at Favela's Fusion!

1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94533

Sunday, May 17, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #2



Tequila is defined as the distilled spirit created from agave in certain areas of Mexico.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friday Night Fun TOMORROW at Favela's Fusion with Music by 3JB!



 May 15th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs Quintet aka 3JB!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Evening with Don Julio Tequila TOMORROW Night! Get Your Tickets Today!

Evening with Don Julio Tequila 
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 
8:00 pm - 12:30 am

 Favela' Fusion Mexican Restaurant
1500 Oliver Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534


 Enjoy a four course meal and pairing with Don Julio Tequila while you are educated and taught about the process of making tequila. Tickets includes welcome drink, dinner, tequila pairing and dancing to the beat of our in house DJ Skrachr in an intimate setting.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch at Favela's Fusion - Sunday, May 10th


Treat the Mother(s) in you life this Mother's Day to Brunch and Bottomless Mimosas at Favela's Fusion! 

Sunday, May 10th
10am - 2pm 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Join Us TONIGHT for the Start of Our Cinco de Mayo Celebration!


Join us for our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in style with LIVE mariachi! We will be having MULTIPLE days of FESTIVITIES, including live music featuring Beatriz Guzman on both Saturday and Tuesday PLUS the famous Taco Cart will be back on the patio starting at noon on Tuesday! We wrap it up with DJ Skratcher!

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd Suite D
Fairfield, CA 94534

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Craft of Don Julio Tequila



Our logic is simple. To create a sublime and subtle tequila you must perfect and cherish every aspect of each step along the way: from the cultivation of the agave plant to the barrels the tequila is aged in. It is not a process that can be performed by machines. Each step requires the skilled and practiced hands of people trained in the art and craft of tequila.

This is what sets Tequila Don Julio apart. This is what makes the world's finest tequila.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Taryn Cross TONIGHT at Favela's Fusion


Taryn Cross returns to perform LIVE at Favela's Fusion TONIGHT!

 Come out and enjoy the finest Mexican cuisine combined with the largest tequila selection around!

Friday, April 24th 
9:00pm to 11pm

1500 Oliver Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Get Your Tickets for an Evening with Don Julio Tequila

Evening with Don Julio Tequila 
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 
8:00 pm - 12:30 am

 Favela' Fusion Mexican Restaurant
1500 Oliver Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534


 Enjoy a four course meal and pairing with Don Julio Tequila while you are educated and taught about the process of making tequila. Tickets includes welcome drink, dinner, tequila pairing and dancing to the beat of our in house DJ Skrachr in an intimate setting.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Favela Hopes Her Solano Success Inspires Others Across Region

Learn more about Veronica Favela, owner of Favela's Fusion, in this Daily Republic article from 2011...

Favela's Fusion owner Veronica Favela, pictured at her Fairfield Restaurant. (Mike Greener/Daily Republic 2010)
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FAIRFIELD — Veronica Favela’s success with her local Favela’s restaurants won her a Telemundo television award earlier this year as one of the Bay Area’s top Latino business leaders.

She went to a ceremony in April at the Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco and that’s not necessarily the end. As a result of the award, she has been invited to attend the national Hispanic Chamber of Commerce convention this September in Florida.

But the Telemundo award, while recognizing today’s leaders, is also about the future.

“They represent the working spirit of our community and with their example they will inspire a new generation of Hispanic leaders,” Erika Diaz, station manager for Telemundo KSTS-TV48, said in a news release.

That’s a role Favela embraces. Besides running the restaurant, she also teaches Spanish to students in K-8 at Holy Spirit Catholic School. She knows the value of teaching, she said.

Latino youth face some special challenges, such as the stereotype that Latinos are lazy, Favela said. They will have to work to overcome such stereotypes, as well as to go to college when they might be the first in their family to do so, she said.

Favela attributes part of her own success to her parents’ efforts to put her and her brother and sister through college.

“They didn’t have the opportunity,” Favela said. “They gave us the opportunity.”

Favela graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in business. Then, at age 22, she tried to decide what business to launch.

She talked to her father about starting a restaurant. He gave her family recipes and the first Favela’s restaurant opened in 1990 in a small storefront on Texas Street in Fairfield near the downtown. People ordered burritos and tacos at a counter and could eat at one of the several tables or take their food away in a bag.

A Vacaville restaurant followed in 1993 and another Fairfield restaurant, this one on North Texas Street, in 1998. Three years ago, Favela closed the original restaurant and replaced it with Favela’s Fusion on Oliver Road in Fairfield.

Favela’s Fusion is a sit-down restaurant with a bar with elaborate decor. Favela describes it as a fusion of foods from different parts of Mexico with the artwork that decorates the walls and music. This new restaurant really put the business on the map, she said.

“It takes Mexican food in Fairfield to a whole, new level,” Favela said.

Her advice to others who want to begin a business — work really hard.

“And to love what you’re doing,” she said, adding that the business should fill you with energy.

As for the future, Favela plans to help honor others. She plans in September to host a Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event at Favela’s Fusion for 25 outstanding women in the community.

Article Source: Daily Republic 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Save Room For Dessert!

 Come in for dinner at Favela's Fusion and be sure to save room for one of our delicious desserts! 

Favela's Fusion
1500 Oliver Rd 
Fairfield , CA 94534 
707-421-8484

Hours:
 Sun- Thurs 10:30am – 9pm 
Fri and Sat 10:30am-10pm


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Bob Jacobs Group (3JB) this Friday, April 17th at Favela's Fusion!



 April 17th @ 6:00pm
1500 Oliver Rd Fairfield, CA 94534 707-421-8484 

 Join us every 3rd Friday of the month at Favela's Fusion for Jazz by Bob Jacobs.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Best Burritos: Favela’s Fusion

Mario Vasquez holds a Daily Republic's 2014 Reader's Choice Award winning Favela's Fusion burrito. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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Website: www.favelasfusion.com

In Fairfield: 1500 Oliver Road, Suite D

Phone: 421.8484

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

After Veronica Favela graduated from from California State University, Sacramento, with a degree in business, she thought about what business to begin, spoke with her father about starting a restaurant and – with family recipes he provided — opened Favela’s restaurant on Texas Street in Fairfield. More restaurants followed and Favela later closed the first site on Texas Street and opened Favela’s Fusion on Oliver Road in Fairfield. She’s maintaining the magic. Favela’s has won Readers’ Choice honors as best burrito. She has offered twin suggestions for how to succeed: work and love. Work very hard and love what you’re doing, she said. Business, Favela advised, should fill you with energy.

Article Source: Daily Republic 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome To The New Favela's Fusion Blog

Thanks for dropping by! We are blogging! We will be sharing some of the changes, happenings, events, food, drink, and many other enjoyments that are so much a part of Favela's Fusion in Fairfield CA. Please stop by again soon.