February 2015 on Rodeo Drive looks to be a banner month in this wonderful year with Food and Art gracing the street!

First off, there is FOOD!! A big gap in making The Drive the perfect shopping area in Peñasco is about to be filled. David and Ramon are teaming up to open” Mariachis and Tequila”. This looks to be a fabulous addition for all of us. M&T’s will open its doors on the very lucky 13th of the month [after an ‘invitation open’ special event a bit earlier]. Located right across the street from Su Casa, Ramon will work his magic in the kitchen once again. How great to have this award winning chef back behind the stove.

Many a Rocky Point resident has eaten Ramon’s culinary delights in the past. He has such an interesting history starting when he was just a boy of 13 working in the kitchen of Manny’s Beach Club. The chef recognized a true talent and took Ramon under his wing. He was a quick and excellent student in both the art of the kitchen and the business side as well. He was sought out by Guy and Linda Scholey when they opened Old Port Deli in the early 90’s where he put that endeavor on the map for not only the restaurant but with fantastic catering as well. David is the entrepreneur in this venture. A native of Toluca, he has had a charming shop on Rodeo Drive for years as well as in the Mirador where he has been doing business since 1987. His good business eye recognized the need for a restaurant on The Drive. All he needed was a really great chef. He and Ramon are a team made in…Rocky Point! Can’t wait to experience Ramon’s creative menu once again in what appears to be a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Hope he makes his famous fish and chips and his mango salad – those were among my favorites.

If that is not enough excitement for the month – MaryLou is once again scheduling art classes on Fabiola’s Patio, right next to Su Casa, to any and all budding [and not so budding]artists who sign up! This talented artist and teacher will be visiting Rodeo Drive from San Felipe and will offer a 3 day class on the 23rd, 24th and 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for only $30.00 or a 1 day class on the 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for just $12.00 – all supplies included or bring your own. To make a reservation for one these fun classes please call Su Casa: (690) 1345 locally or (602) 774-4513 from the U.S. as classes are limited to 10 people.

MaryLou originally hales from Oregon and has been painting all her life and teaching for over a decade. Color and mood flow from her beautiful works. Her watercolors have a charm and appeal you can’t resist. You can see her work at Su Casa here in Rocky Point or if you’re in Hines, Oregon you might want to visit her Art Studio and Gallery (August would be good).