I've been friends and colleagues with Sara and Ara at Latino Consultants for many years and I go to them for assistance and advice on a regular basis. Today, I met with them in their offices in Pasadena for their input and advice on LatinoLA's next stage.
They were pretty enthusiastic and had some great ideas on raising awareness and engaging people. Plus, they turned me on to one of their clients, Nevarez Vineyards, a Latino-owned winery in Paso Robles that helps out a lot of local nonprofits with wine-tastings and donations.
Here's a vintage interview with founder Juan Nevarez to whet your palate.
On the way home, I spoke with Stephen Chavez, co-founder and editor of LatinoFoodie, a really cool blog that features recipes and culture. They've posted a few of their articles on LatinoLA and we're looking forward to posting more.