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Milagros: Orem Restaurant Celebrate Birthdays Privately

milagros-orem-restaurants-birthday-cakeIn many Orem restaurants, they celebrate customer’s birthdays by singing to the special guest of honor. There are special traditions that develop within a business culture and birthday singing seems to be one of them.

At Milagros, we do not sing “Happy Birthday” in the dining room. It always seems so insincere with I’m eating out and watch waiters huddled around a table singing birthday regards.

However, we at Milagros take birthdays very seriously, that is if you are a part of the Milagros team.

The Mexican culture has played a big influence in our “over-the-top” birthday celebrations. And, I’m not talking about just chocolate cake. Our birthday cakes are not only baked with unique cake flavors, they are brightened up with fresh oranges, mangos, strawberries and kiwi. Read More→

Milagros Mexican Food Restaurant Quesadilla Challenge

Just offer 12 year old young men an opportunity to have a Mexican Food eating contest and immediately all stomachs are on board. “And, you want us to do what?”

A little background information is necessary here.

I have the privilege of teaching the 12 year old young men at my church.  There are 15 of them.  My son Jackson Danger is part of the gang, which make my duties more enjoyable and rewarding.

I persistently challenge them to care and watch out for each other, not only at church, but at school and social events.  I also encourage them to prepare for missions.

LDS young men can go on a mission for the church at the age of 18-19.  For 2 years they teach the gospel worldwide at their own expense.

Part of their preparation is to read their scriptures frequently, preferably on a daily basis.  The group talks big about reading their scriptures every day, but like many goals, they slip by the wayside after a few days or weeks.

I told them if they would take their daily scripture seriously, we would have a “Quesadilla” party every six months.  To make this event a little more exciting, I bet, between them all, they could not eat 50 Quesadillas.

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Milagros Adventuresome Spirit

As a youth, I was a pretty adventuresome guy.  For some reason, adventure and a little risk taking still woo me.  I realize, since I have a family… I have to tone it down a bit… in fact a lot!

Butttt… once in a while it just creeps out.

A few days ago, I had to drop of a van in Park City.  I took my super star companion, Lexi with me.  We had no ride home… so I just prepared a little sign and Lexi stood on the curb, in front of the Hotel Park City, and held it out for all drivers to see.

It wasn’t but just a few minutes before a loyal Milagro’s customer saw the word “Milagros” on our sign and Lexi’s hat and gave us a ride back to Lindon.

(Now don’t think for a minute that I’d put my daughter at risk.  If someone we knew had not come along… I was prepared to call for a ride.  We just thought it would be fun to try.)

Next week, I’m headed to Mesa, Arizona to pick up an big old neon sign that says, “MEXICAN FOOD”.  It’s 13 feet long and it will be placed high on the wall in the dining room.

Now…you have to know… Mesa is the “stomping” ground of my youth and it conjures up all the old feelings of excitement and adventure of those days.  That’s where I learned to “hitch.”  (No.. I’m not “hitching” a ride to Mesa… even though it might be fun.)

While there, I’m looking forward to hitting the Mexican Food restaurants of my youth, along with visiting a bit with my dad and my 95 year old grandma.

And…I’m going to have to try doubly hard to keep my adventuresome spirit in restraint and mind my p’s and q’s.

In the meantime… I’m really excited about the sign.  I’m always looking for unique items to add to the atmosphere of Milagros.

Milagros will be in good hands while I’m gone… so drop on in and get a taste of the  “Best Mexican Food” in Utah.

See you when I get back.


P.S.  One of these days… I’ll have to share some adventuresome stories from my youth.  I’ve got a few doozies.

Milagros Mexican Food Restaurant | Family Business

Milagros Mexican food restaurant is a family business.  Sarah and I work in the kitchen and dining room, and the kids are involved in some way.

We started the business in the fall of 2010.  There were a lot of folks who advised us not to open because the economy was in such poor shape.  We had already been through many business disappointments, so it was not an easy decision to make.

However, we decide to pick ourselves up… move forward with determination and hard work.  Our budget was on a shoe string and our kids were young and we didn’t want to leave them at home under the care of someone else.  We came up with a plan.

When I was on shift, Sarah was home with the kids, and when she was at Milagros, I handled the kids at home.  Sometimes it was necessary for us to be at the restaurant at the same time…. so we packed up the kids and took them along. Read More→

Dirt Floor Taco Shops | One Tortillia At A Time

After I settled on starting a Mexican Food restaurant, I spent a lot of time exploring recipes for the best Mexican food around.  Sooo… I figured I should go where the cuisine was legitimate and see how real Mexican food was prepared and what it taste like.

I explored hundred of “roadside taco carts” or Taquerias throughout Mexico.  The Chiva (goat) district of Petatlan, Mexico, where each shack serves a different cut of goat, offered a unique and exciting experience.  From goat tongue to brains… very little went to waste.

One of my favorite activities in Mexico was to trick “rookie travelers.”  They usually loved the feast I ordered for them from the colorful Taquerias.  (Each Taqueria sat no more than 6 customers at a time.)

I waited till they finished (and they had raved about their meal) before disclosing what they actually had eaten.

Warning:   Women are less tolerant to eating “Goat Tongue Tacos” without previous knowledge.  I learned that it was wisest to stick to male buddies.  They tend to be easier going about what they ate. Read More→