Blog & Specials2017-10-10T19:40:51+00:00

Petra’s Blog & Specials

Thank you for 11 wonderful years

July 30th, 2018|

Petra is Moving Thank you for 11 wonderful years The food, the people and the ownership will remain the same. However, there will be two changes that we are very excited about. First, we [...]

Youtiao and Churro

July 6th, 2018|

The Youtiao and the Churro There is another story about the creation of churros that we find interesting. Portuguese sailors discovered a similar food in Northern China called #Youtiao and they brought it back to Portugal [...]

Churro Legend

June 28th, 2018|

The Spanish Churro Legend Did you know that the donut was invented around this date in 1847? This fact had us discussing the origin of the Churro. BTW...if reading this makes you hungry for [...]

Old World Mexican Food Preparation

January 19th, 2018|

Old World Mexican Food Preparation Hundreds of years ago there were no pots, pans or even food processors! Oh, the humanity…how did they survive? The early natives of Mexico did not have [...]

The History of Mexican Food

January 2nd, 2018|

The History of Mexican Food When you think about the history of Mexican food, it truly is a mixture of many culinary cultures. White corn, beans, squash, tomatoes and chiles are the staples [...]

False Friends

December 18th, 2017|

False Friends English speakers learning Spanish should become familiar with some of the common vocabulary pitfalls, embarazada and embarrassed being one of the most notorious. These are called false friends – the linguistic [...]

Pink Flamingos and Mexican Food

December 11th, 2017|

Pink Flamingos and Mexican Food? What do Pink Flamingos have to do with #MexicanFood? Did you know red chile, when fed to #PinkFlamingos, improves their feather color? Traditionally, Chile was sun-dried, the fruits being [...]

History of the Tamale

October 17th, 2017|

History of the Tamale Last Friday, we were enjoying our Pork Tamale lunch special and the conversation evolved to a discussion about the origin of the tamale. Here is some history… The tamale [...]

Some History of Lemons and Limes

October 9th, 2017|

Some History of Lemons and Limes   Did you know lemons and limes are not native to any Spanish-speaking country? In fact, they aren’t even their own species of fruit.  The journey of [...]

Are You A Chile Addict

October 3rd, 2017|

Are you a Chile Addict? Why is chile spicy hot? It is believed that the Chile evolved pungency to discourage mammals from eating the fruits because their digestive systems destroy the seeds, preventing [...]

Free Queso Fridays

October 3rd, 2017|

Free Queso Fridays "Like-Us" on Facebook to receive one FREE individual Queso with your entree on Friday.  Must show Petra Facebook page "Like" status to cashier at time of order.  Limit one [...]

Are you a cilantro lover or hater

October 3rd, 2017|

Are you a cilantro lover or hater? Are you a cilantro lover or hater? Surprisingly this is actually a thing. According to this article published at, the results may surprise you. [...]

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