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.
Sun Garden Chinese Bistro 6600 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 585-8898 Update Jan. 2021: Sun Garden is offering takeout only. Orders must be called in, and when it is ready they call you back. You pick it up … Continue reading →
Sam’s China Bistro 9225 Dyer St. El Paso, TX (915) 751-1838 I think I should begin by repeating the introduction to the review of Sun Garden Chinese Bistro: When Sam’s Chinese Restaurant opened on Yandell Drive it was a groundbreaking moment … Continue reading →
Caliche’s Frozen Custard 2251 N. White Sands Blvd. Alamogordo, NM (575) 439-1000 At the time when frozen yogurt places were very popular (and to some extent still are) I was largely wishing that frozen custard was as widely available as … Continue reading →
Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Store 7401 S.W. 34th Ave. Amarillo, TX (806) 356-9030 I have stopped at quite a few Braum’s while taking road trips, mainly to get ice cream or grocery items. In addition to the cartons of … Continue reading →
Hoffbrau Steak and Grill House 7203 IH-40 West Amarillo, TX (806) 358-6595 Located on Interstate 40, it is logical that a “Welcome to Amarillo” sign in front of Hoffbrau would greet a number of out-of-town visitors to this popular steak … Continue reading →
Birrieria Diaz 6700 N.W. 39th Expressway Bethany, OK (405) 603-1304 I have had two problems with birrieria restaurants–one is that I cannot pronounce it and the other is that for a long time I did not know what it was. … Continue reading →