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posted on May 14, 2009 at 8:57 am

Adios Cafe (No Mas Cantina): Castleberry Hill
The counter at ADios Cafe

As a child of Mexican immigrants living in the States, I learned about the importance of food — especially sweets — during our visits with family in Mexico. My grandmother always insisted on taking us to Sanborns — the Denny’s of Mexico — for a breakfast of pan tostado con azúcar (butter and sugar-coated toast) and chocolate caliente. My grandfather would take me to panaderias and let me hold the tray as he grabbed various pastries from the display case with long aluminum tongs. And my father would get as giddy as a chubby schoolboy as he sampled the cloyingly sweet homemade candies of his youth.

So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that the folks at No Mas had opened ADios Café (180 Walker St., 404-574-5678, www.nomascantina.com) in a warm space attached to the equally colorful and ornate cantina and furniture store. I was told the name does not mean goodbye, but “of the gods” — a tribute to the Mayans, who discovered chocolate in 600 A.D. and believed it was a gift from the gods. A cute idea even if the name actually translates “to god.” Click here to read the rest…

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