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    March 20, 2017 // 11 Comments

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    March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

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    Dear Mr. Waters, My name is Scott Koenig. I write about food and culture in Mexico, with a focus on the state of Baja California — located just twenty minutes from our home [Read More]
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    MXCNAS: Elevating Mexico’s Female Chefs

    January 26, 2017 // 2 Comments

    SAN DIEGO – “Female chefs have been sidelined by a misogynist media in Mexico and the US that tends to only talk about the same male chefs time and time again,” Sergio [Read More]

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A Gringo in Mexico’s 10 Travel Warnings for Baja California

by W. Scott Koenig in Baja California

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – I’m often asked by stateside friends about our family’s experiences traveling in and around Baja California. We drive just south of the border from San Diego 2-3 times a month for weekend stays on the beaches of Rosarito Beach and Ensenada, great [Read More]

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W. Scott Koenig

W. Scott Koenig

San Diego based culture, food and travel journalist W. Scott Koenig has explored Mexico and Baja California for over two decades. He founded AGringoInMexico.com in 2012. The website has since become an invaluable source of information on the burgeoning food and culture scene in Baja California, as well as the wider scene throughout Mexico. Koenig writes regular columns for SanDiegoRed.com and DiningOut San Diego and is the FoodieHub Food Expert for Tijuana and the Valle de Guadalupe. Through EscapetoBaja.com, Koenig curates tours throughout Baja California. Clients include chefs, food writers, educators, broadcasters, and even a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. Koenig is also the owner of Koenig Creative LLC in San Diego, California, an award winning graphic design agency.

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