Hello, I am Steve of Steve's Gastronomic Home Page, which was started as a hobby to let others know about some of my favorite restaurants. This blog is an update and expansion of the original web site, and a chance for readers to leave their comments and suggestions.
The most up-to-date restaurant reviews are at OKGourmet.com. For now I am including links to the reviews rather than try to move everything to Steve's Food Blog all at once.
I am not a professional food person and I do not have a connection to any restaurant. As a geography major in college (Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Austin) I am interested in different countries and cultures. This has now expanded to food in not only focusing on ethnic, national, and regional foods, but also in trying to determine what constitutes authentic ethnic food.
My academic training and profession also inspired me to try to make a "master list" of restaurants, which I have included in the Blog as "Steve's List". I have included a box for comments on the list so that others can help me compile the list and keep it updated. At the very least, though, I hope it will serve as a list of interesting restaurants to try when traveling to different geographic areas.
Zino’s Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine 7040 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 584-8166 I have lived in both Oklahoma City and El Paso, and based on years of experience my stereotype of El Paso is that you cannot find … Continue reading →
Whataburger 870 N. Resler Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 833-7789 Whataburger is a place that I pretty much took for granted until my cousin and his friends came from Utah and wanted to go there as their first order of … Continue reading →
El Rancho Restaurant 101 S. Chicago Ave. Portales, NM (575) 359-0058 My review of El Rancho is from the early days of my web site when it was known as Steve’s Gastronomic Home Page. I do not have many details … Continue reading →
Nopalito Restaurant 310 S. Mesquite St. Las Cruces, NM (575) 524-0003 There are two Nopalito Restaurants in Las Cruces, and I have been going to the original on Mesquite Street for just about as long as I have been in the … Continue reading →
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 →
Mac’s Downtown 315 E. Mills Ave. El Paso, TX (915) 533-8100 There are certain things that do not seem to compute. Traditionally for me this has included good Mexican food in Oklahoma and barbecue, chicken fried steak or hamburgers in … Continue reading →