Hello everyone! It’s finally getting a little cold out there….starting to feel like winter a bit….c’mon snow!!!!!
With the holidays around the corner I wanted to remind everyone that we sell our tamales by the dozen/half dozen to make your holiday party or family dinner incredibly easy. You can also add our beans and salsas to make it a full meal. They really make dinner so easy and delicious, and leftovers make for an amazing breakfast if you put a fried egg on top!
As always, we have a vegetarian and a meat option. Our Vegetarian option (also vegan) is Roasted Delicata squash with red onion and black beans. Our meat option this year is Tomatillo braised pork shoulder with roasted carrots, yellow onion and carmelized Granny Smith apples. Makes me hungry just writing about them.
If you want to place an order, they are $36/dozen and please email Shevawn at our catering email: email@example.com and she will help guide you in what to order and give you cooking instructions (super easy!).
Besides the tamale update, I also wanted to give a heads up on a couple of things happening at pqn.
I’m most excited about the fact that one of our long-term employees recently came back from working in a school in Guatemala, and she has started a Spanish and English language classroom program for Por Qué No. KC taught 10 classes last week to our employees, and the number grows each week. She is teaching English to Spanish/Mayan speakers and Spanish to English speakers. KC wears many hats at pqn right now, but I am most proud of her for this hat. Thank you for making it happen KC. See the blurb below to learn more about the organization KC was working for.
I also thought it would be fun to let you all know that we came up with a really fun idea to keep you dry in case you show up to pqn and it’s raining and there is a line that forces you to stand outside for a minute. We have umbrella buckets at both restaurants that have umbrellas you can use while waiting outside to keep you dry….customers have appreciated it so far, and on Mississippi Ave, the whole business district is considering making a street-wide umbrella share program for walking the street based on our little trial run……pqn employees come up with such fantastic ideas!
That is all I have for today. Have a great holiday season and thank you for all of the support our little taquerias recieve from all of you!
KC in Guatemala
KC was working as the student coordinator for a Spanish language school called PLQE (proyecto linguistico quetzalteco de español) as well as its sister school called La Escuela de La Montaña. Both schools are run by a collective of Guatemalan Spanish teachers whose goal is to address some of the harsh realities faced by Guatemalans. They do this by providing living wages in an area whose economic potential is almost non-existent as well as by teaching foreign students about the political, economic and social realities of life (both current and past) in Guatemala. Students from all over the world are attracted to these schools not only to learn the Spanish language, but to do so within this social justice and human rights context.
Nice work KC! Thank you for bringing back what you learned to improve our community.