September 2012: How about the name Anaya?

Picking the right name for your child is a daunting task. With all the options, it can be extremely overwhelming. How your baby’s name sounds when it’s said aloud is one of the most essential things to think about. Most importantly, your child will be stuck with this name for a long time. Here’s a story from the Dighe family in Dallas, Texas of naming their daughter.

Family, culture, religion, books, favorite destinations – all elements that come into consideration during the process of naming a newborn. Well, none of these were part of our process for naming our daughter.

Late one Saturday night my cousins, brother, husband and I were looking for a place to eat dinner around the Uptown area. As we were driving, one of my cousins spotted this “new and hip restaurant” that he had heard about from several people. We walked into the restaurant, but shortly had to leave since there was an hour wait. As we were leaving we realized that we didn’t know the name of the restaurant. Fortunately, we passed the restaurant entrance and finally saw the name – Cyclone Anaya’s. Upon reading the word “Anaya,” I found myself thinking, “Anaya would be the perfect name for my daughter.” Coincidentally, my cousin, who was sitting next to me, said jokingly “How about Anaya for a name?” I got goose bumps and couldn’t stop thinking about the name “Anaya.” Additionally, as soon as we were alone in our car driving home, both of us almost said instantaneously, “how about Anaya for her name?”

We were in love, once again, but this time in love with the name “Anaya.” We are so thankful for that evening when we stumbled upon Cyclone Anaya and we can’t imagine our daughter with any other name. Oh, we also love the food! Thank you Cyclone Anaya!


August 2012: Staying Cool

August days with heat can be oppressive where it sucks the energy right out of you before you take more than a few steps out the door. Heat shimmering, sweat dripping and just the feeling of being uncomfortable. In Texas we have few more months of the heat before it cools down. In the scorching heat this month, one drink that promises to bring relief is our margaritas! Have a glass or order our signature jumbo glass. Look no further then these refreshers that will put a pep back in your step.

Swirl
Frozen Margarita swirled with Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango, Melon, Peach or Pomegranate

The Wave
Frozen Margarita topped with Sangria

The Green Goblin
Jumbo House Frozen Margarita with a Bottle of XX Lager


July 2012: Tamales History

Warning, this blog might be harmful to your waistline.

Take a holiday to Mexico and you’ll have the chance to tuck into a wide range of tasty cuisine that draws on a number of influences. At Cyclone Anaya we are known for several signature Mexican dishes and our Jumbo Margarita drinks. One delicacy that is probably unlike anything else you have ever tried before is our Lobster Enchiladas or our Jumbo Crab Nachos.

Another option is to order our Besty’s Tamales that don’t disappoint and is an iconic Mexican dish. Did you know – Dating back to pre-Columbian times, these consist of steamed packets of corn dough containing either a sweet or savoury filling that are then wrapped in either banana leaves or corn husks. The size of the tamal you eat, as well as the filling inside it, varies depending where in Mexico you are.


July 2012: 6 Months In Review

It’s hard to believe, but July is almost gone, meaning we’re into the next half of 2012. So, it’s as good a time as any to take a look back at the first six months of this year. We under went some changes such as: a better refined menu, we streamlined our social media efforts and our Cinco de Mayo event is always a huge success due to all of you, our customers and fans.

Looking forward, we are spreading our wings and opening our 1st location outside of Texas in Fairfax, Virginia in the Fall this year. So please spread the news to family or friends living close by or visiting the area. They might have the opportunity to be invited to our private Grand Opening night. Stay tuned!