We had the good fortune of connecting with Margot M Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Margot, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success is my strong passion for what I do. Growing up in a Hispanic community, food is a huge part of the culture. Food brings families & friends together, nourishes one another and is passed down from generation to generation. There is always something to learn from it and what better way to learn than bringing people together and sharing each other’s passion.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I was very blessed to have people recognize my passion for being a foodie and listen to what what I had to say. I have an amazing and loyal following who remind me everyday why I do what I do! I was so impressed with the foodie world. Everyone is so welcoming and we all want to see everyone succeed and thrive no matter what!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh this is a fun one and I always get this kind of question from my followers! Friday night we would have a fabulous/chic dinner at Town Hearth (ask for April). You can order ANYTHING and EVERYTHING and you will not be disappointed I promise you. Then, pop on over The Bar Charles cocktail den across the street to end the night. It is a hidden gem that I found recently and I just adore it! Saturday morning we would have coffee and breakfast/brunch at La Duni. They have the best Cuban coffee and breakfast in town! Order the cuban espresso, migas and chiliquiles. Then we would hop on over to the Dallas Farmer’s Market for some local shopping. It’s such a fun spot in the heart of the city and it’s a great way to see how the Dallas community comes together to support local businesses. After that, we would have lunch at Jose on Lover’s and sit out on their patio. Order their mouth watering margaritas, pork riblets, queso fundido, ceviche and enchiladas. It’s delicious Mexican food that you will not be disappointed in. For happy hour we would head straight to Mi Cocina’s Monkey Bar. This spot is SO FUN. You must order the skinny mambo taxis. Be sure to have some chips and salsa in front of you because two of those will definitely make you start to feel really good. This is a great spot to meet a bunch of fun and interesting locals. It is also located at Highland Park Village which has amazing shops to check out. For dinner we would get some of the best Italian food in town at Il Bracco. To start order their burrata, meatballs, & focaccia bread. Then dive into their pastas. Mainly their spicy gemelli which is one of my favorites dishes in town (ask for a side of extra sauce). Everything on their menu is superb! End the meal with a espresso martini and their Italian Sunday. We would then head to The Liberty Bar and listen to a live pianist. After all that fun, Sunday brunch would be at The Hudson House. Chow down on the best burger and fries in town, fresh oysters, and brunch items. This place has the most delectable seafood and brunch drinks in the city! Now, that is a perfect weekend in Dallas.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to say my close family and friends deserves a huge shoutout! I always went back and forth on the idea of starting a food blog and they always encouraged me to do so. When we all would go out to eat the table would always say “Margot, just order for us. We trust you”, or there would be a phone call asking me where to go for a certain type of cuisine, what to order, and questions on how to make certain dishes at home. Eventually, everyone would mention that I need a platform to share and so I did! It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

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