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?


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