Writing, Press & Media


W. Scott Koenig is available for writing assignments on Mexican destinations, culture, food and events, as well as other travel destinations and food topics. To contact Scott, email, or fill out our Contact Form.


El Gringo loves to go mobile, and is available for press tours, FAM trips, press conferences and other opportunities to provide coverage for destinations, culture, food and events in Mexico and beyond. Scott is a double-threat, both reporting on and providing photography for the majority of his coverage. To contact Scott, email, or fill out our Contact Form.


You can follow El Gringo to check out the latest on Mexican destinations, culture, food and events on a fairly regular basis at the following media outlets. Scott has also been published in Destino Magazine (Los Cabos), The Oaxaca Times and the Baja Times (Baja’s largest English language newspaper). is W. Scott Koenig’s blog, featuring articles on Mexican destinations, culture, food and events. Scott posts here 2-3 times monthly.
Chowzter is a global network of the world’s most celebrated food experts and writers, all searching for the tastiest Fast Feasts on the planet. Scott is Chief Chowzter of and posts his food picks for Tijuana and Oaxaca. He has also authored features on food in Oaxaca and Tijuana for the site. was born out of a love for Baja California and a passion for travel. The site’s goal is to make Baja more accessible and user friendly. Scott posts here 1-2 times monthly.

The Yucatan Times
The Yucatan Times provides news you can rely on for the Yucatan Peninsula. Scott has recently started reporting for the publication and will ultimately post 1-2 times quarterly.


A Taste of Tijuana
(, June 2014)

Luxury in a Rustic Paradise: Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
(, May 2014)

Dining in Oaxaca: 12 Essentials in Mexico’s Food Capital
(, January 2014)

Weaving Rugs and Culinary Traditions in Teotitlan del Valle
(, January 2014)

Grupo Plascencia: Roots Run Deep for Tijuana’s Famous Family of Restaurateurs
(, March 2014)

A Taste of Baja: Tijuana Cultural Center Hosts Culinary Expo
(, November 2013)

Tijuana Art Walk & the Rebirth of Pasaje Gomez
(, September 2013)

Baja Sur Road Trips: Where the pavement meets the sand
(Destino Magazine, July 2013)

Tecate: Northern Baja’s Pueblo Magico
(, July 2013)

Playa del Carmen: Cancun’s Laid-Back Next Door Neighbor
(A Gringo In Mexico, February 2013)


El Gringo made the news in May 2014 when he published an Open Letter to Anthony Bourdain, questioning the editorial direction of CNN’s Parts Unknown Mexico. In addition to receiving a lengthy reply from Mr. Bourdain himself, the post sparked debate on Twitter and across the Internet, and was featured in the following articles:

TYT new collaborator W. Scott Koenig, sends an Open Letter to Anthony Bourdain
(The Yucatan Times, May 2014)

Parts Unknown Mexico: Fear and Loathing or a Simple Misunderstanding?
(Bill Esparza, Street Gourmet LA, May 2014)

Should Anthony Bourdain be held culturally accountable?
(Clinton Stark, Stark Insider, May 2014)

Mexican Stand-Off
(Watching TV with Americans, May 2014)


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