If you spent some time at any of a few area barbecue restaurants this weekend, you might have bumped into Texas Barbecue Guru Daniel Vaughn and TV Person Andrew Zimmern as they palled around eating Texas barbecue. Zimmern was in town filming for an episode of Bizzare Foods America, which is devoted ... More >>
The Western Mexican state Michoacán has been called the country's sustainable avocado Mecca, praised by celebrity chef Rick Bayless for its production of incredible Hass avocados. It also may be one of the most lawless places in North America. "Michoacán isn't a problem. It is a nightmare," Georg ... More >>
Readers, have you ever purchased coke or meth from a man named Yayo? If so, stop reading, get on a Greyhound and immediately get out of town. For the rest of you: "Yayo" was the subtle nickname of a convicted drug dealer named Sergio Moreno Vidales, a former Dallas resident who just became the 51st ... More >>
And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
In October of 2009, James Capra, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas Division, invited media to a press conference so he could show off the massive haul from a long-in-the-works bust involving the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia: 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kil ... More >>
Chef Nico Sanchez of Meso MayaYesterday Chef Nico Sanchez of Meso Maya told City of Ate a bit about his background. In part two of our interview, we learn his thoughts on the Dallas food scene, particularly Tex-Mex, and the simple art of actually Mexican Mexican food. What are your three fa ... More >>
It's Colby v. McCarthy tonight. Hang on.Nice to see our sports columnist thinks the race for the AL West is "over." Still, though, coulda sworn the Rangers have 18 games left on the schedule, including three against the Angels at season's end; the magic number remains a far-from-over 17. Guess th ... More >>
Up and down we drove, hungry for tacos after La Carretera Argentina's satisfactory empanadas consumed at Oak Cliff Earth Day. Surely Jefferson Boulevard would produce happy sustenance. It did -- kind of. Jefferson is cluttered with taquerías, some advertised with gaudy neon, others off-putting with ... More >>
Michoacan PupusaJust over a mile from the airport outside San Salvador you will find a tiny village ripe with what many would call the national snack of the Central American country, El Salvador--the pupusa. In the village of Olocuilta little shops sell these masa harina cakes, which are filled ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>
Photos by Kimberly ThorpeYou're looking at 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kilos of cocaine and $660,000 in cash; there was also quite the assortment of machine guns hauled in. The whole stash was seized in North Texas yesterday from more than 80 members of a violent Mexican drug cartel known ... More >>
Mike McCuneLittle bits of meat--that's the literal definition of carnitas, those bite-size morsels of pork that have served as a favorite snack food throughout central Mexico for many years. However, according to eminent British food historian Rachel Laudan, carnitas are actually the preferre ... More >>
La Joya makes boilerplate Mexican transcendent
As the November elections approach, immigration has been pushed up to the top tier of voter concerns and political agendas. (If you've been snoozing, Kinky Friedman reportedly said he'd declare martial law on the border, while Carole Keeton Strayhorn said she'd call out the Texas Rangers, though dur ... More >>
Bid the butterflies adieu
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico celebrates Independence Days
"Jones' Geniuses" can calculate difficult math problems in their heads. But DISD hasn't always liked the answers.