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.
Tasty Kabob 6110 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 234-2255 Tasty Kabob is not the first Persian restaurant to open during the time I have been in El Paso, but its quality is certainly reflective of the fact that the … Continue reading →
Charcoaler Drive-In 5837 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 581-0660 Charcoaler Drive-In has a long history in El Paso, and originally had locations on Montana as well as the present location on Mesa. It was definitely one of my favorite … Continue reading →
Halo Halo Filipino Food 12135 Montwood Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 304-6603 In many cities Filipino food is the great unknown within the world of Asian cuisine, and this is because this type of restaurant is largely lacking among the plethora … Continue reading →
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 →
Casita Linda 5315 Hondo Pass Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 757-9025 Casita Linda is one of the many neighborhood Mexican restaurants in El Paso that tourists rarely find, but has the type of food I think out of town visitors … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →