A fresh view of Charlotte nightlife - Mexican foodWritten by Charlottecritic
Looking for a great place in Charlotte to stop when you head out? This can be a mixed bag.
Fiesta Maya Mexican Restaurant Cantina & Grill is a place to take a look at when in Area 1 Charlotte by University.
Fiesta Maya Mexican Restaurant is close to our home and is by far restaurant I have visited more than any other in Charlotte. As I have said mexican is my favorite, ecspecially when done right.
Overall we have been happy enough to keep going back and that fact is very much on great service in Fiesta Maya Mexican Restaurant. The service has been exceptional on every visit, and that holds true in both english y en espanol. We have been willing to overlook some issues with our meals due to this friendly atmosphere.
The food has been decent on all visits, with exception of a very tasty enchiladas suazas or (swiss), which is a white creme sauce covered enchilada platter that is best thing on menu.
The Power of the MealWritten by Jesse S. Somer
Since beginning of time one aspect of human social experience has stood out as ‘place to be’ for communication and family bonding: meal. In contemporary human life evening dinner is often only place and time that a family all sits down together. In tribal times (of course there are still tribes today) cooking of a slaughtered animal or cultivated vegetables brought group together to share ideas and feelings. Think about it these days; when you want to take someone out for a romantic date, meet business colleagues, get together with old friends and acquaintances, we go out for a bite to eat. What is it about sharing some food that puts us in such a relaxed and communicable state? Could it simply be science, and fact that if you are tense when you eat, food doesn’t digest as well? Or, could it have some psychological basis having to do with idea that you are sharing some life-giving sustenance with your fellow species instead of warring over it? Subconsciously do we recognize facts that we will be able to live another day as well as sew healthy seeds for future generations?
Think of all problems in world today. Maybe if we all got together for a feast we could work out some practical solutions, say while sipping on coconut milk, or chewing on a loaf of bread. The current (14th) Dalai Lama is quoted as having said, “I sometimes think that act of bringing food is one of basic roots of all relationships.”
There is also idea of food as being a medium for transferal of emotional energy. I am currently living with a friend who is very adept in kitchen. He uses high quality ingredients and professional techniques, but he also follows belief that what mood you are in, amount of effort and awareness you give cooking process, and love and gratitude that you feel for ability to eat is imperative to making a good meal. I have read in a famous Hari Krishna cookbook as well as Taoist teachings how actual emotions that cook feels when making a meal is transmitted into food via chi energy. Feelings and food are both forms of energy. Native Americans believe that all thoughts and emotions are ‘alive’.