Sunday, December 30, 2012

Roadrunner Cafe Open Mic T-Shirts!

We finally got our Open Mic t-shirts printed. The design was taken from a '40s era menu cover that Donna reproduced on her computer. These are great looking shirts with our logo on the front and "Open Mic Night 2012" on the back above the artwork and "Los Barriles BCS Mexico" below the artwork. They are prewashed 100% cotton. We have sizes Med to XL in the colors shown for 140 pesos or $12 US; XXL in White and Dark Blue only for 150 pesos or $13 US. Available at the Roadrunner Cafe.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Donna and Bob: Year in Review

Merry Christmas to all. May 2013 bring you peace and prosperity. We had a good 2012 despite hitting a tope (local speed bump) or two a bit hard...  Just for fun, here are some highlights of our year.

Roadrunner open mic:

  This is the 4th or 5th year of open mic. It just gets better and better. We have really good local talent! Guitar players, bass players, harmonica players, piano players, mandolin players, you name it, somebody in town can play it. AND almost every week there is a visitor who shows up and completely astounds us. We had our first honest to goodness bluegrass banjo picker all the way from the Czech republic come last week. Wow! Sounded like Earl Scruggs his own self! The crowd went CRAZY! Czech him out here.


   Last February, we decided to work with the guild scholarship program to help the local school kids pay for their education. School here isn't free; the high school kids pay around $450 a year US. Because of the cooperation and generosity of our spectators, we were able to collect over $8000 US last year. You guys are the BEST!!

   In June we took a trip to Tlaquepaque which is a suburb of Guadalajara with our nuera (daughter in law). We stayed at her house, wandered all over town and ate really well. While we were there, we took a side trip to Veracruz to investigate the possibility of buying coffee to roast. In the nearby town of Coatepec, we made connections for coffee and a roaster.
   While there, I had a small cyst removed from my neck. If you're queasy, don't look.
   The wife of our coffee bean connection is a biologist. Somehow she has become a drop point for hurt birds. She nurses them back to health and they are returned to wild. Somehow a large owl became a pet and is there permanently.
   So the result of this story is that we now serve fresh roasted coffee at the Roadrunner Cafe! You can buy it for your home also, ground or in beans from the Roadrunner Cafe, Jose's Deli and Exotic Hammocks (Paul's shop next to el Viejo).

   Donna keeps adding products to her bakery list. She's making real bagels now, boiled and baked. DELICIOUS!  You can buy fresh pastries and bread daily inside at the Roadrunner and you can call for special orders as well. 124-8038


   Most of my friends have heard me mumbling under my breath about our remodel "hobby." You know, a hobby is something you do all the time in your spare time, no?? Well believe it or don't, we are getting close to the end!! YEEEE HAAAAAA!!!!


We took a couple of trips to the states. No problems on the roads; everything went well. I had an old Fender Jaguar guitar that my brother in law painted up in Oregon, then got it rebuilt.

Also while I was in Oregon my middle son Wayne showed me he could play a guitar and sing at the same time. It's harder than it looks!!!   We went to turtle releases. I got another guitar. We went to the races. All in all, it was a great year. May we all enjoy peace and prosperity in the upcoming year.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Roadrunner Cafe at the Public Market in Los Barriles

We will have fresh roasted coffee and pastries for sale at the public market on Saturday. Please come buy some pastries. I ate half a thing of pull-aparts today. You gotta help me!! I'm gonna weigh 500 pounds before next Christmas!

Fresh Roasted Coffee at Roadrunner Cafe

We are now roasting and selling fresh coffee. Our beans come from the mountains near Coatepec in the Veracruz region.
You can buy a bottomless cup of coffee at the Roadrunner to try it out. We've been serving it for over a month. We sell 1 lb and 1/2 lb bags if you want to take some home. Also it is sold at Jose's delli and across the street at Palapa Paul's shop

Friday, December 14, 2012

Live Music at the Roadrunner



Open mic has been a hoot! If you're bored on a Wednesday evening and and want to enjoy some live music, come to the Roadrunner Cafe at 6 for dinner or 7 for music. It will be a good idea to make reservations until the 2nd week of January. Our Christmas season starts this weekend and we will probably have standing room only for a couple of weeks. If you're a musician and want to come play, by all means join us!! We have a very nice sound system and a sound engineer, Jon Cyparski, every week. Here's a link to last week's videos on Youtube.

Reservations:  124-8038   or   624-156-2820

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Anne Weiss to Perform at the Roadrunner Cafe

Anne Weiss is coming from Portland Oregon to entertain us on the 22nd of Dec at 7:30pm. Anne is a very talented singer/songwriter who has performed all over the world. Big Jim and the Revolving Door will open the show at 7pm. We will serve dinner at 6 like we do on Wednesday Open Mic nights.
Reservations: 124-8038 or 624-156-2820

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Real Bagels!!!

Bagels fresh from Donna's bakery. These are the real deal: boiled and baked just like the delis on the East coast. Not just baked like are available everywhere. We have cheese, sesame, seeded garlic, raisin, kalamata olive and onion. We serve these how you like them: plain, or with cream cheese and as the bread for a breakfast bagel sandwich. 


Monday, December 3, 2012

Fresh Roasted Coffee at the Roadrunner Cafe

Roadrunner Cafe now serves fresh roasted coffee. Our beans are harvested in the high regions around Coatepec, Veracruz and roasted right here in Los Barriles. Let us know what you think. We have beans coming from Chiapas and Oaxaca also. Bags of fresh coffee beans can be purchased at the Roadrunner Cafe in 6 and 12 ounce bags. We can grind your coffee for you too.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Roadrunner Open Mic Videos 28 Nov 2012

I finally remembered my camera for open mic on Wednesday. The quality isn't all that good but there's some fun moments recorded for your enjoyment. We had a bunch of participants and about 120 for dinner and cocktails. A very enjoyable evening was had by all. AND we got to enjoy it all under a full moon. There were a few moon songs performed in honor of the full moon but this is my favorite of the evening. Mainly because my daughter's favorite movie of all times is "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Here is the link to my youtube channel: http://youtu.be/VokMSquMyro


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Open Mic Returns for Another Season

Wow what a crazy first open mic for this season!  Lots of great costumes and way more people than expected. Fortunately there were enough musicians to entertain us. Of course Kay kept us organized and Gilles ran the sound very nicely in Jon's absence. I'm going to name names by memory. (yeah, that memory)  If I've left anyone out, please let me know. You'll get a special write up.

Special thanks to my brave friend Larry who played for his first time in public and was first up with with his baritone Ukulele with some great old tunes that fit the Halloween occasion.

Trish and her wonderful daughter followed. Tish sang about one of her favorite subjects: Classic Cars. Tishe's daughter (by now you've figured out that I've forgotten her name again) sang a beautiful song all by herself that sounded like Latin but I didn't get a chance to ask her. Nice voice.


Big Jim is back too and played a couple of his favorite numbers to an appreciative crowd with a couple of backup musicians: Ed on harp, or should I say Dorothy as pictured in the photo and Bob on guitar.



Sandy and Rio gave us some nice old standards. Rio sang and played the conga, Sandy coaxed sweet chords out of his black guitar for Rio to sing to.

We were treated to some fellows who traveled quite a ways to join us. I met Pat in Loreto one day by accident and we soon figured out that we were both musicians. We kept in touch with me asking him to come down at every opportunity. He showed up with one of his band members (Whistlin' Rufus) and a friend.  They gave us a nice combination of mandolin, harmonica and finger style blues guitar.

Naturally Jeanetti Spaghetti contributed some great Halloween songs like "monster mash" complete with crowd participation while dressed in full costume as "the queen of the night."

She was followed by the "Wolf" man from Cabo who quieted the crowd with a lively fiddle tune along with Ray on bass.  Then closed the show with a jam joined by most of the musicians.

Thanks to all the great musicians who came and played. It was a lovely evening.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Live Music and Breakfast Buffet Right Here in Los Barriles!!

Come on in for our first live music Sunday of the new season. Our new friends, Jeff and Julie will be performing this Sunday the 14th. (They aren't actually Cuban as the illustration depicts but I don't have their picture and I like the illustration.) They will cover various artists like James Taylor, The Eagles, Loggins and Messina and others and play a few original pieces. The buffet will include a bunch of good stuff plus a free Mimosa! If you come before 8:30am, you can order off the regular menu.

The buffet will start at 9; the music starts at 10. Join us for a fun morning with live music and good food all for 150 pesos!
More info: 624-156-2820

Monday, October 8, 2012

Open Mic is Back!

Are you ready for some music? Roadrunner Cafe Open Mic will officially start on Halloween this year. Some of our local talent will be here plus I know of some visitors that will probably come. We will follow the same schedule as before: dinner at 6, music at 7 to 9:30. Also, we will continue to support the East Cape Guild's education program. Come join us for the best entertainment on the East Cape!

Dinner Reservations: 124-8038
Open mic questions: 624-156-2820

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Roadrunner Presents: New Reeper Off-Road 4x4

Roadrunner Cafe presents the new Reeper 4x4! Aldo Favio, owner of Dunes, Tours and Travel, will demo 2 models of the Reeper this Thursday the 20th starting at 11AM. Come check these things out. They look good but I haven't driven one yet.


Roadrunner will have breakfast specials along with the regular menu items. Not hungry for a full breakfast? How about a fresh pastry and the best coffee in town? We also have free WiFi for our customers.

Remember: Here at Roadrunner, we GUARANTEE same day service.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Spider in the Kitchen!

The rain was great, the air is freshened and the the countryside is turning emerald green for the first time in a few years. However, there are always unexpected side affects. I got a phone call the other day from the bakery. Donna explained in her best controlled voice that she had a large spider in her kitchen. She wondered if I would like to see it and get it the heck out!! It was very docile; probably was hoping for a warm place to live. Well, the rain was done and we figured he could live outside just fine. Here is our temporary guest spider before she was returned to the wild.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Was There Life Before the Roadrunner Cafe?

The Roadrunner Cafe and Bakery is a family business. It opened in 2006 on the heals of hurricane John. Soon after, Donna started offering fresh baked breads and pastries. Most of our customers know Donna in that capacity. What many of you don't know is that before the restaurant opened, her prime hobby and passion was making tile murals. Her sister had started working with clay and gave the Donna the bug. She was and is partial to the efforts of the California tile companies from the 20's and 30's.

To the left is one panel of a 2 part mural Donna made. This is a replica of an early California design.


She also made her own molds and created some beautiful accent pieces. Here is a sconce that follows the style of early California. Also an example that is of her own design



              


About 8 years ago, she wanted to find enough beach glass to make a mosaic. Seemed like an impossible task but the upside is that I got to spend a LOT of time at the beach. Here is one of the resulting murals made from the little pieces of colored glass picked up at the beach. It is about 18" in diameter.

See her website with more examples at rusticoceramics.com/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Breakfast at Madoka's Restaurant in Guadalajara

This is our favorite breakfast place in Guadalajara, Madoka. Good breakfast, good service and good coffee.  They are downtown, try them. Check out the espresso machine in the slide show.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fresh Fruit and Fresh Made Granola Anyone?

How about a nice fresh fruit plate for breakfast? Complete with yogurt and Donna's fantastic fresh-made granola. And of course a great cup of coffee.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Brunch with Marcie Castro

Thanks to all who came to see Marcie today. Your appreciation was noted. She will definitely return. Special thanks to Mayte and our staff who went overboard for our first buffet style brunch. It was fantastic! There was only one glitch: the idiot in charge of video managed to get almost nothing. I won't mention any names but his initials are Bob Farmer! Here's one of her songs and I'll post another clip of all of us enjoying the music.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

7 Tips to Improve Your Musical Performances



Hey open mic people! I just got this great article from Marcie who is coming next Sunday to the Roadrunner. If you are wanting to play more and improve your skills, this has some great tips for you.


7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer Gigs

By Chris Robley
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shutterstock 93414547 300x199 7 Tips on How to Transition from Open Mics to Longer GigsFor the purposes of this article, I’m thinking of an open mic as a performance event where each person is given time to play 1-3 songs, usually maxed out at 10-15 minutes. Sometimes the list of performers is settled in advance by an MC or booker, while sometimes it’s open to the public and you’re encouraged to put your name on a list– first come, first served.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Marcie Castro Again

Here is another nice example of Marie's piano along with Robert Drake on guitar. Marcie will be here on the 17th. Check the previous post. If you have native Spanish speaking friends, bring them. Her repertoire includes many traditional, beautiful Mexican songs. For more music by Marcie, check her YouTube Channel:


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G20 Summit Special at the Roadrunner Cafe in Los Barriles!!!!

Want to get away from town for a nice morning of brunch and beautiful piano music? Sunday the 17th, recording artist, pianist and vocalist Marci Castro all the way from New York City via San Jose del Cabo will be performing.  You will not want to miss her. For breakfast we will be serving a delicious Sunday buffet with all the good stuff. Plus for our Sunday special, every customer will receive a free Mamosa or substitute beverage. Marci will begin at 10AM.



No Cover Charge! This will probably be the last music event we present for the season. I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Last Open Mic for the Summer

Farewell to open mic for the season.  It was a great last evening.  Mayte made the most delicious red pepper soup and ceviche salad for dinner. The music was excellent.  Big Mike Phillips, Aussie/Yankee Mark McCord, Rio Vaughan, Ray on bass, Jennetti Spaghetti, Happy, Kay and of course Giles on sound.  Thanks to all who came.
We will be hosting brunch on Sunday the 17th and featuring Marci Castro from San Jose on piano and vocals. I'll send out the full announcement with menu and special later. This will most likely be our last music event of the year.

Here's Mark's arrangement of "House of the Rising Sun" with Rio singing, Mark and myself on guitars.
Enjoy.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Last Open Mic

This is short notice but you have another chance to join us for live music. Wednesday the 6th tonight at the Roadrunner, dinner at 6, music at 7.  It will be a fun last evening.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Past Videos of Roadrunner Open Mic

I have uploaded several videos from our Wednesday evening open mic. Here's a popular old standard "Stand by Me" performed by Rio Vaughan vocal, Mike Phillips piano, Big Jim Gray bass fiddle and Bob Farmer on guitar. Click on this link to see a collection of other videos.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scholarship Awards for the Next School Year

I pulled the following article from today's Baja Pony Express. These are the bright, motivated kids that you see every day. The people of Los Barriles should be proud of their participation in helping these kids pay for their schooling. Kudos to the kids, the East Cape Guild and the fine folks of Los Barriles!!

"On Saturday, May 19, 148 local East Cape high school students were awarded scholarships for next school year. Over 300 students, family members and community members came to the Cancha in Los Barriles to watch the proud students receive their certificates and watch the singers and dancers. Thanks to all in the community who make it possible for The East Cape Guild to be able to help support the education of our local kids every year. These kids are the future of our community."

 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sister Mary at Open Mic

I think we are getting close to the end of our open mic Wednesdays for the season. This week for sure and we'll announce them in the BPE and here after that. This last Wednesday we didn't have a lot of musicians so it was fun for those who were there. We all got to play a bunch more! Pete (sorry Pete,forgot your last name) played mandolin for the first time with us. My favorite sister in law in the whole country, Mary, also came and sang. Here's Mary singing "The High Shelf Booze." It's an old blues tune from way back in the alley. Playing with her are: Big Jim on bass fiddle, Kay on percussion, Rio on guitar and Pete on mandolin. By the way Mary has only been playing guitar and singing for a couple of years. I'm real proud of her. (please forgive the voices in the background and the shaky camera action, I got distracted)


Thursday, May 17, 2012

OPEN MIC PARKING LOT JAMBOREE



This article appeared in the "Baja Citizen"; the English language newspaper in La Paz. It is very complimentary and we here at the roadrunner appreciate that.  Better though, is that the story is very well written and captures the essence of the Wednesday evening music. Great job John. Following is the story.

Parking Lot Jamboree  by John Brooks

     "It's Wednesday night in Los Barriles. The businesses ringing the Plaza del Pueblo's parking lot close their doors as the day ends. Tables and chairs are being parked instead of cars, flood lights switch on, the sound system and mikes checked: "testing one, two, testing one, two." It's Parking Lot Jamboree Time, graciously hosted by Roadrunner Cafe.
     Musicians are tuning and adjusting their instruments in the shadows. About 5:30 regular music fans begin to filter down the steep stairs, or over the cattle guards. Just a trickle in the beginning claiming their reserved tables, eager for tonight's distinctive Roadrunner supper and looking forward to the music. By 6:00, a flood of people has filled any empty spaces. No vacancies or no-shows this Wednesday night. Others showboaters sit on plastic chairs set up on the beds of pick-up trucks. An ever growing bunch, the majority are left standing, leaning on parked cars, as the packed mob continues to grow. At 7:00 the music starts.
     Off to the side John adjusts the sliders on his sound board. On older guy holding a shiny guitar, sits amid a mass of music stands, bright lights, and cables, facing the packed audience. Kay, a tall, slim gal, glides up to a microphone and casually introduces Bob Farmer, the impresario of the event, who in turns welcomes the audience and introduces the older guy. "Meet Michael, from Cabo San Lucas, and he wants to play some music he's composed." Kay nodes to Bob and Michael: "No more than two songs, tonight, We've 15 musicians, a solid schedule." The audience hushes up.
     Michael looks a little worried but starts playing, it's an unique, complicated, blending of melodies. The crowd loves his tunes. There is a whispered undercurrent of conversation, but John, sound engineer, flautist, guitar playing singer had adjusted the levels perfectly and every original note the Michael the new composer plays is distinct and ringing. The audience loves both his pieces, and he is smiling looking totally at home and relaxed as he finishes his set.
     Bob Farmer a proprietor of Roadrunner Cafe, points out it's his the first time Michel has ever played to an audience. "That's the beauty of the Open Mike concept, musicians get to play in front of a live audience, and in exchange, the audience gets the vicarious thrill of being there and hearing some original music. And what a lineup of music it is: Singing a cappella or accompanied by masters of every kind of instrument. From accordion, mouth-organ, electronic-keyboard, double-bass, guitar, mandolin, lutes banjo, fiddle, tambourine, bongo drums, even a pair of shaking maracas.
     The musicians are all music loving volunteers, amateurs for the most part play and sing in almost every musical genre. Blues, Jazz, Folk, Gospel, Ballad, Blue-Eyed Soul, in other words almost every form from A cappella to zydeco.
     Just about every genre from Turkey in the Straw to an Operatic aria, the latter brought the whole parking lot Jamboree to its feet in a thunderous ovation, it was last week's highlight. This week there is a packed roster of local and visiting musicians who give their all to this live appreciative Parking Lot audience. It's no wonder over a 100 fans assemble every week to be entertained until Baja Midnight. That's 9 o'clock in the states, folks.
     If you don't eat or drink, this whole incredible musical shebang is free."

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Founding of Modern Day Mother's Day

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it's now celebrated all over the world. Jarvis never mentioned Mothering Sunday or Julia Ward Howe attempts in the 1870s, and she never mentioned any connection to the Protestant school celebrations, and she always said that the creation was hers alone. The observations in the 1870s and the 1880s never had resonance beyond the local level.   This article was taken from Wikipedia.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Open Mic Videos With Julio Castillo, Mike Phillips and Colin Lewis

Here are a couple of videos from Wednesday open mic.  The first is Julio Castillo all the way from Santiago.



This is Big Mike Phillips. World renowned Nuclear Power Plant Salesman and great musician.



Last but not least, Colin Lewis. He is also a veteran of Roadrunner Open Mic having played last year with us.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Music This Week At Roadrunner

This Wednesday will be Jon's last open mic until October. The wonderful rain and wind and 50 degree days are calling him back to the gorge... If there is enough interest, we'll continue the open mic to the middle of June. Jon's protege Giles will handle the sound duties for us.
Dinner is pork chops, mashed potatoes and some other stuff but I forgot what all Mayte told me. It'll be good, trust me. Rumor has it that our new young singer from Santiago is returning.

FRIDAY: The Revolving Door consisting of Big Jim, Jon and Bob will play their last gig for the season. We will also have some guest musicians including Ed on harmonica. For dinner will are serving our hamburgers with hand made patties. I wouldn't try and cast doubt on our friends over in Buzzards Cantina but these are real good hamburgers. Several types to choose from. Same as Wednesday night: dinner at 6, music at 7. Please call 124-8038 for reservations. Remember to tell us which event you will be attending.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Roadrunner Cafe Does the Desert Challenge

Pat  and Keith raced in the "Wide Open Desert Challenge" on Sunday. If you don't know Pat, his Mom owns the Roadrunner Cafe. Keith rode shotgun and is helping him with his car. The girls in the car are cousins and basically there for decoration. Hey I'm not makin this stuff up, that's what Keith told me!! The boys had a good race, didn't break much on the car and took 3rd or 4th place. The best
part is the Roadrunner emblem on the side of his car. Makes his car look way cool...
You can check out more of the action here.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Roadrunner Open Mic 18, April 2012

This week at Roadrunner Cafe Open Mic we are featuring hamburgers!
There will be something for every taste.
Honolulu Burger
   Comes with Piña and Ham of course
Hamburguesa Norteña
    Add Choriso and all the trimmings
Mediterranean Burger
     Lots of delicious veggies
Honey Chicken
    No beef but specially prepared chicken
Shrimpy Burger
    Just like it sounds, with shrimp
Vegan Cheese
    For my vegetarian friends

Like always (he said with tongue in cheek), food starts at 6 sharp; music at 7.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hot Cross Buns

I'm trying a new app on my iPad called "Blogpress." So far I hate it.


Today's bakery surprises:





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Monday, April 2, 2012

Los Barriles Art Festival Wrap Up

I have a lot of nerve writing up a "wrap up" for the Art Festival. I spent a grand total of 40 minutes there, mostly walking around while my long-suffering wife sold her delicious breads at her booth. BUT! My impression from talking to various vendors and visitors that it was a success. It looked real nice too. Lots of space, lots of parking. I forgot to take photos so you'll have to take my word for it.

This is a photo of the band "Blues Explozion" who were playing when I came back in the afternoon. I don't know any of these guys nor have I heard them before. They were good! If you like the blues, find 'em up in La Paz and enjoy the music.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Anuual East Cape Art Festival Has Arrived!!

Tomorrow is the annual ART FAIR! It's always good. Lots of art, food, other stuff and People! The Roadrunner Cafe will be represented with a booth full of baked goods and Kathy's Baja Bones fresh made dog biscuits. The ads below were stolen from the Baja Pony Express. Looks like some great stuff!!!
ART FESTIVAL -  APRIL SUNDAY, APRIL 1st
                    Hotel Palmas de Cortez  -  Los Barriles
                       
Don't forget to move your clock forward! 
 
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Hello, Connie Heinen here. I will be showing some of my art work at the festival this Sunday. Please stop by my booth and check out my pastel and acrylic paintings. I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
 
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I am excited to participate in the 19th annual Festival de Artes this year once again.
I remember the very first Festival de Artes...I was in it!.
I'm excited to introduce my "Baja Trays" .... Bring art to your table....My original artwork on tiles put into serving trays.
Along with trays I will have ceramic tiles, paintings, prints, placemats and more. See you all soon, Baja Lorri  "Baja Lorri"

   

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Hi, I will have my delicious Home Made English Toffee, hand painted wine glasses, beer mugs, shooters, candle cups, salt & pepper shakers, and new this year, coffee cups. Hope to see you there, Toni Jones  
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TO THOSE WHO HAVE EVERYTHING: You don't have Dainty Gemstone Dangle Earrings, Baja Bugs ala devils claws, Sparkling Crystal Suncatchers, Painted Palo de Arco walking sticks, Seaglass/Oyster shell ornaments or perhaps even Palapa Pets. All creations of a frenzied retired Kindergarten teacher.
Last year for the Faire!

                         

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GREAT, FUN, FESTIVAL FOOD will include two Texas style BBQ beef sliders on a plate with cole slaw to start. Later or even at the same time you can have a 1/4 polish sausage with chips and all of the condiments you can imagine. Still hungry?? How about three tacos al partor or three carne asada tacos. Needless to say there will be a full bar serving all of your favorites plus soft drinks and water. All food an drinks will be sold by tickets so make sure to find one of the two ticket stations at the beginning of the day. Coffee and snacks will be available for sale early in the day for our artists.
        
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Once again you will find my Pelicanos at the Art Festival-See you there, Vickie Heaps               

                                                                                     

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East Cape Recycling Baja is pleased to have a booth and be participating in the Art Festivalthis Sunday!! We will have available for purchase these newly arrived and wonderful all-purpose and grocery bags. They are adorned with our message to 'Imagine a Green Earth * Imagen un Mundo Verde'. In addition, we will be selling glass ware and stem ware purchased with the credit we received from recycling the clear glass bottles with the Blown
Glass Factory on the Corridor in San Jose. We will have affordable individual and sets available. Also, we will have newly printed stickers for homeowners and businesses to show their support for recycling in the East Cape. We are also proud to be overseeing the recycling effort for the day's event with our new and attractive recycle containers and lots of clear and eye-catching signage to encourage festival goers to reduce, reuse, recycle! We are always looking for volunteers and especially those who have a passion for sustaining our world. See you at the Art Festival!

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The volunteers at the Amigos de Animales table at the Faire will be selling our famous, delicious baked goods on Sunday. Please come by & see our delicacies. Cinnamon rolls, cakes, breads, cookies, and more. Come by and pick up your special items to enjoy. Our bakers are working hard as we speak to make this a banner event for our Animales group. Thank you all for your support! MANGO JAM AND MANGO CHUTNEY. Don't forget to stop in at Annette's booth and pick up your mango jam and mango Chutney.

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Come look at her Raku hand made conchas. For more information and orders contactiikaiser@frii.com

                                 
Also..........QUILTERS, come see the hand painted, hand dyed cotton fabric for quilting at Annette's booth. For more information contact iikaiser@frii.com  
And!  MANGO JAM AND MANGO CHUTNEY. Don't forget to stop in at Annette's booth and pick up your mango jam and mango Chutney.

        
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     Art by Linda Bena will be at the art festival this Sunday. Come by and see my new work.

                                                


     
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Ben Trogdon will be participating in the Art Festival this year! Come by and see my ceramics - thrown, glazed, and fired in LB. I’m sharing a booth with Elizabeth Pudwill and her beautiful oil paintings.

                           

                                                                          
           
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The My Thing of Beauty jewelry collection is a result of morning walks on East Cape beaches and discovering wonderful gifts delivered daily from the Sea of Cortes. These found Sea Glass bits and Sea Shells are combined with faceted glass beads, fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones to create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings & book markers.
I look forward to meeting you, MJ Keehn   

                           
    

         
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BATIK TECHNIQUE: Melted wax is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye. The beeswax will hold to the fabric and  the paraffin wax will allow cracking, which is a characteristic of batik. Wherever the wax has seeped through the fabric, the dye will  not penetrate This traditional method of batik making is called batik tulis. 

              
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We are pleased to announce that Baja Books and Maps now has "Birds We See" by author C.E. Llewellyn in stock. Copies of this beautiful book will be available at the Art's Festival in Los Barriles on April 1st. Be sure to look for the Baja Books and Maps booth and get your copy!


                                          


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The ranch families from the Sierra de la Laguna will be selling their handmade goods. Many of these items are becoming lost arts, so please support the talented and skilled artisans from the San Dionysio area. Master palapero Jose Flores Rosa will be there weaving baskets made of palo chino and dried palm leaves. He also has lia de piel de vaca (rolls of rawhide), clothes line posts, bench seats of palo chino and rawhide dog chews. Other handmade items available from the ranches are cacaistles (palo de arco boxes tied with rawhide), huacales (boxes made with palm wood and leather), embroidered pillow tops and napkins, papaya preserves, jamoncillo (tastes like butterscotch fudge, samples available), farm fresh eggs and goat cheese, exotic cactus and plants, and compost from the biosphere of the Sierra de la Laguna. Please come and support our Mexican ranch families.

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Elizabeth Pudwill's oil paintings will be exhibited along with Ben Trogden's beautiful ceramics. We look forward to seeing you at the 19th annual!

 

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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN will be back this year with more fun cowboy boot purses and jewelry. Also bringing along a few beautiful tooled leather lampshades. Make sure to find us!

                                                        

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The East Cape Guild will have our ever popular cook books, editions 12 & 13 for sale at the Art Festival. Also available, bocce ball tickets for the April 19th games, and tickets for a special raffle to be held at that event. All profits generated by the East Cape Guild are used to fund scholarships for local students. Help us reach our goal to fund all eligible students, together we can make a difference in the lives of these deserving kids.                                                        
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