Dulceria Mayra's y Mas: Small Place Packs a Huge Party
Hey, readers, get ready. We're putting new meaning into the term "street food." For Chow Bella's latest mission -- "Eating 16th Street" -- we've employed a young woman who's literally eaten her way around the world. Alex Rodriguez has eaten borscht in Moscow, steak in Buenos Aires and a "life-changing panna cotta" in Bra, a small town in the Piemonte region of Italy. Now we've set her palate loose on Central Phoenix's 16th Street. Rodriguez will try it all, from Jefferson Street north to Thomas Road -- and report back, place by place.
Photo by Alex Rodriguez Goodies from Mayra.
The Place: Dulceria Mayra's Y Mas
The Food: Mexican candies and party goods
The Backstory: Open for 14 years, including eight on 16th Street.
The Price: Up to $7 for large bags of candies
Photo by Alex Rodriguez Dulceria Mayra's y Mas view from the street.
Let's face it. Parties are a pain in the ass to plan. They're time-consuming, and they require attention to detail, and careful organization, am I right? Unless you're the type of party planner who just puts a bowl of Tostitos and salsa in the middle of the room and calls it a day. If so, more power to you.
But for the rest of us who care about functions (and our party-planning reputations), this life is hard work.
That's why we're thankful Dulceria Mayra's has our back. Mayra Ramirez herself will help you navigate her store. Whether you need piñatas, or balloons, or candies, or even lime juice (hello, how else do you make margaritas if fresh limes aren't on hand?), Mayra's has all of the necessary tools to make your pachanga worthwhile.