And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?
Paul EasonSinger-songwriter Paul Eason grew up in Houston, went to college in San Marcos and, predictably, ended up in Austin to ply his musical craft. We won't hold that against him.And, judging by the quality of Eason's country/folk, it's difficult to begrudge the guy his choice of cities. Clea ... More >>
On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Growing up, the most magical place in the world was not Six Flags, Playland Park, or Disney World. Nope, not even the State Fair of Texas. You see, the place near and dear to every child's heart--before the inventio ... More >>
Goats helped settle America. Not kidding: According to Robb Walsh, author of The Tex-Mex Cookbook, goats were the preferred diet of common folk in Europe, so when Columbus sailed to the New World on his second voyage in 1493 he brought goats for meat, cheese, and milk--along with Spanish sheph ... More >>
Border Patrolman Jorge Diaz left Mexico at 12. For 20 years, he's trolled the South Texas brush for illegal compatriots.
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 >>
A few glowing embers can be found at Firehouse
Sweet Greggo: This is the man with whom I will be spending five hours this afternoon on The Ticket. I could not be more excited. Seriously. Today might prove a lighter-than-usual day on Unfair Park--gotta prep for my afternoon gig, dig? From 3 to 7 p.m. today, I'll be riding shotgun with Greg Willia ... More >>
We recall the Arcadia Theater in better days. Yesterday wasn't one of 'em. It would seem imprudent and rude to let the Arcadia's passing pass without so much as a "so long" this morning. (I'd do the same for Cafe Nostra or Syn Bar or Condom Sense, but, really, just don't have the warm memories attac ... More >>
This is what the Arcadia looked like till about an hour ago. Dallas Fire-Rescue Lt. Joel Lavender just talked to Sam, who's on the scene at the Arcadia Theater fire, and told him the second floor of the Arcadia just collapsed into the first floor. That means Dallas Fire-Rescue will not send any fire ... More >>
Literally. The Arcadia Theater, along with much of the block on Lower Greenville that houses Nuevo Leon and other bars and shops, is on fire at this very moment. We can even see the thick black smoke filling the skies from as far away as Maple and Oak Lawn Avenues. The Dallas Morning News is reporti ... More >>
What's the difference between Mexican and Tex-Mex food?
Dallas restaurateurs weather a year of many valleys, few peaks
Nuevo Leon & Monica's Aca y Alla
Third time's not the charm for the Dallas "Mex-Mex" institution
Hedary's Lebanese Oven & Grill offers reverent interpretations of ancient dishes
El Nuevo Leon offers subtle, delicious Mex-Mex mutations