Winter at El El
- EL EL FRIJOLES will be closed March 19-20 and 26-27 as we explore possible sites for our new location in Aruba. We'll report back to see what we discover. Don't despair, however, as we will be open regular Winter hours (Wed & Thurs) for the entire month of April. And please join us for our Annual Cinco de Mayo festival and celebration on Sunday, May 6th ( I know, I know . . .). We'll be serving up a passel of delectable vittles for a right fancy Downeast Fiesta! If you have been celebrating the 5th with us for the past 7 years, you know sort of what to expect. If you have missed out, here is your chance to see what all the talk is about. Put it on your calendar, and plan to come on out and have a delicious day!
- 2014 SUPPER CLUBS! We are proud to announce our 7th year of our fancy-pants, 5-course prix fix dinners by candle light. We have dinners scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings once a month until April. If you’d like a chance at a reservation, be absolutely sure you are on our email list (sign up just to the left, under our logo) and we will send out the menus a week or so in advance of each series of dinners. Call us with any questions or comments or just to talk (we are a little lonely in the winter). Thanks for checking in, and Happy Winter!
El El Frijoles, The Movie!
The absolute best part about what we do is that we get to meet the most amazing, incredible, talented people who come to Sargentville to check us out and eat our food.
One of our favorite folks is Princeton, NJ, filmmaker and photographer Jon Roemer. An amazingly talented guy, he knows his way around an image and he really has that uncanny ability to tell stories with pictures. He’s got that “gift of the Narrative” we are always talkin’ about around here . . . in spades.
In any case, last summer Jon asked us if we’d mind (?!?!?) if he spent some time with us here at the Taqueria. He was interested in working the bugs out of some new equipment, had a few vacation days and was thinking about maybe making a little film about EL EL FRIJOLES. We were thrilled to have him here (and for those of you in need of a good photo/videographer, he worked as hard as any of the folks I worked with in my 20+ years as a photo assistant, but on his vacation!). We offered him access to anything he wanted, which included some painful interview sessions with Michele and I, and he took a lot of pictures of our food. The result is this amazing look at what we do here at EL EL FRIJOLES, in a barn, in the woods in Maine.
We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we do. He really captured the spirit and feeling of this place, and does he ever make our food look good!
If you like what he’s put together here, feel free to share this with anyone you think might like to see it. And by all means, visit his website, look at his films on Vimeo and YouTube, and give him a shout out when you see him.