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If you came out during the Holiday Market, thank you! If not, then this is what you missed… tsk. tsk. 

English at Work is a nonprofit that was started by one of our very own servers 5 years ago, and here is a news story about the organization! She is still holding classes at Guero’s, 5 years later.

Click here for story.

Don’t you wish there were cheat codes and passwords in life? We know we do. While we haven’t found the code for an extra life or a do-over, we have found one that gives you free stuff when you visit us! Each week be sure to check out the password tab on our Facebook page to find the password of the week!

Everyone loves free stuff, so come in and enjoy life’s little passwords.

Click here to see this week’s password.

Came across this interesting read about the history of the tamale! Also, did you know that tamales are a new years day tradition?

They are made for special occasions like the Day of the Dead, Christmas, New Year’s or just about any other family or holiday celebration.

It’s usually a family affair. Many family members gather together to make the fillings and masa the day before. The following day, an assembly line of family of all ages form to spread the masa on corn husks, fill and fold the tamales. Once all the tamales are assembled, they are steamed and finally eaten. Usually hundreds of tamales are made at once so everyone can take some home and share with friends and family. This party is most comonly known as a Tamalada.

You learn something new every day! For the rest of the article click here.

If you come in to Guero’s you might notice our “Austin” Christmas Tree. It was constructed by Bobby Hamric, a local artist specializing in soft sculpture and collage work. Here is a quote from Bobby describing his work.

In the soft and collage sculptures the elements create contrast, texture and depth by mixing a combination of linen, wire and found objects.  Some illumination has also been added through the use of neon and other lights.  My soft sculpture and collage work is fun and meant to be exciting for the viewer to find the many objects put together in a surprising format.  I had just done a western chair about the Chisholm Trail with boots on the legs, turkey, horns, and cowhide. On other shapes of trees and wreaths the frame is covered with linen canvas and then wrapped with colorful ropes and chains. Playful characters and toys are attached along with spiritual icons, horseshoes, and good luck omens. The result is meant to be somewhat baffling and at the same time infused with nostalgia, whimsey, and disturbance that the combination stirs-up in one’s psyche. By putting these elements together in a new or unperceived format, i.e. chairs, trees, wreaths, guitars, boxes; shapes are put into a new perspective when covered with kitchy trivia, toys, memorabilia, and whirling movement as a result of the ropes and wire. The result can be mystifying and spiritual sometimes, but is shocking and comfortable also.

We’re proud to host the 2010 Holiday Market!

Please join us as artists from all over Austin gather to sell their handcrafted art. The market will start this weekend and will end the weekend before Christmas.

Saturday, December 11th: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.  |     Sunday, December 12th: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.

Saturday, December 18th: 11 a.m. -7 p.m. |     Sunday, December 19th: 11 a.m. -7 p.m.

Come celebrate the holidays with us and try a few of our fall favorites while you are at it!

Whether you come in day or night, make sure to order our delicious turkey tamales. Hurry though, this menu item is only seasonal! You can also call in a big order of these finger-lickin’ tamales for your holiday party and impress all your guests, while not having to do any heavy-duty cooking yourself ; )

But don’t get too carried away with the tamales and make sure to leave some room for our mouth-watering pumpkin flan! We can assure you that you will not regret it, and besides, it is probably a little better for your waist-line than traditional pumpkin pie.

Also, we thought it would be worthwhile to say that we would love for you to celebrate your birthday with us! Please click here to update your birthday deals, so we can send you a special gift on your special day.

Read all about FollowMeFoodie’s awesome experience at Guero’s! Your mouth will definitely start watering as you look at the pictures this blogger took of what he had to eat at Guero’s. FollowMeFoodie recommends trying the Carne Guisada and the fish taco when you come in to eat. He also really enjoyed the chips & salsa and fresh guacamole! Yum!

Click here to read more of FollowMeFoodie’s blog!

Guero’s is happy to be a part of  The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Benefit Day.  On September 21, 2010, businesses all around Austin, including Guero’s, will be donating 5% of their daily proceeds to HAAM to support musician’s health. Make sure you come by Guero’s outdoor garden to enjoy performances from the following musicians on the 21st…

  • Myma – 6:30PM
  • Nathan Hamilton – 7:30PM
  • Suzanna Choffel – 8:30 PM

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to DINE FOR LIFE. A percentage of your check will be donated to the AIDS Services of Austin!  We appreciate your generosity, and we hope you will be coming back to Guero’s for more.  Please reward yourself and come in TODAY to get your free #TacoQuickie from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

For more information on AIDS Services of Austin: Dining for Life, please click here.