Some of My Favorite El Paso Lent Specials

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Many restaurants in El Paso (particularly Mexican restaurants) offer Lent specials in the days leading up to Easter. These are usually served on Friday, but some restaurants have them for other holy days as well. I found out a long … Continue reading

Chihua–El Paso, TX

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Chih’ua Restaurant & Bar 9135 Gateway Blvd. West El Paso, TX (915) 598-0900 El Paso has so many Mexican restaurants that I would defy anyone to try to come up with an accurate count of them. Among this wealth of … Continue reading

Nour–El Paso, TX

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Nour Mediterranean Cafe 3800 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 351-9757 Lebanese food is one of my favorites, and having tried a number of restaurants in Oklahoma City I discovered that there is much in it to explore. It … Continue reading

Restaurants Listed in the 1962 Oklahoma City Phone Book

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Some of us have fond memories of the restaurants that existed in 1962, and some in the younger generations imagine that they represent a slower paced era when we had no-nonsense “real” food. Whatever conception one has of the past, … Continue reading

Billy Crews–Santa Teresa, NM

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Billy Crews Fine Dining 1200 Country Club Rd. Santa Teresa, NM (575) 589-2071 Billy Crews is what I call an El Paso institution, as defined by any of the following characteristics: (1) it has been here as long as I … Continue reading

El Rincon de Cortez (Sun Bowl)–El Paso, TX

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El Rincon de Cortez 3415 Sun Bowl Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 544-2808 El Rincon de Cortez is a favorite lunch hangout in the UTEP area, located near the Sun Bowl on a street that is quite busy on game … Continue reading

Thai Delight–Mesilla, NM

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Thai Delight 2184 Avenida de Mesilla Mesilla, NM (575) 525-1900 The Land of Enchantment, with roughly 2 million people and 121,000 square miles, is a diverse area where people tout their native New Mexican cuisine as well as boast about … Continue reading

Nellie’s Cafe–Las Cruces, NM

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Nellie’s Cafe 1226 W. Hadley Ave. Las Cruces, NM (575) 524-9982 This long time family run restaurant has the distinction of being the first New Mexican restaurant I tried in Las Cruces (other than La Posta in Mesilla, a suburb … Continue reading