Hard to believe I have been at the helm of the big hot sauce contest in Austin for a quarter century. I have never missed a year. It’s one of my favorite days of the year.
Check out what Austin Chronicle Editor, Louis Black had to say about the event 5 years ago, […]
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2015 Foodways Texas Symposium
“The Texas Mexican Table” 5th Annual Foodways Texas Symposium May 7-9, 2015 San Antonio, Texas
Tickets on sale: Members – $290 Public – $325
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Join us in San Antonio as we celebrate “The Texas Mexican Table.” Our discussion will cover Mexican food in Texas in its many […]
Sisters Maria and Sylvia Calderon cook side by side in their tiny eatery located on the banks of the Ramos river in Allende, Mexico under a towering tree. At their one-room, one-table restaurant, they only serve one dish–chile con carne–though sometimes they call it “carne con chile.”
It comes in a bowl with […]
I’ll be attending the Foro Parallelo Monterrey this week. I’m giving a talk on chili con carne and its role in Tex-Mex to the gastronomic conference. Should be amusing! Come see.
Opened in 1958 in a former theater at 1213 U Street, Ben’s is a Washington D.C. landmark and an icon of the golden age of chili parlors. Ben’s signature dish, the original chili half-smoke, is a quarter-pound link of the griddled sausage on a steamed bun, with mustard, onions and chili sauce. The […]
Taco Keto’s Hungry Pig
There are two “U”s in hamburguesa
Is that lettuce and tomato sticking out the end?
Do you see faces of a mother and child?
Tiny pepper? Or giant burrito?
I am pleased to announce that in the annual Houston Press “Best of Houston” awards, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe won “Best Tex-Mex” and “Best Enchiladas.”
Funny, I used to give those awards out–how nice to be on the receiving end.
Photo by Laurie Smith
Daily Meal’s 35 Best Tacos in America feature came out Monday and it listed El Real’s Chicken Puffy Taco as #7 in the nation. It’s a little embarrassing to be rated higher than Henry’s Puffy Tacos in San Antonio, the taco that we modeled ours on, but we aren’t […]