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.
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant 1605 George Dieter Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 629-9898 Las Palmas is located in a strip mall in east El Paso, and it seemed to be an unlikely candidate for being one of the best Mexican restaurants … Continue reading →
Casa Pizza 1200 Chelsea St. El Paso, TX (915) 775-2010 Open since 1987, Casa Pizza is not lacking customers, many of which seem to be “regulars.” I have heard that Casa Pizza began when the original owners of House of … Continue reading →
JJ’s Mexican Food 5320 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 581-7267 JJ’s first came to my attention as a small neighborhood Mexican restaurant with cheap prices and very hot salsa. The casual atmosphere meant that customers could spend as little … Continue reading →
Café Mayapán 2000 Texas Ave. El Paso, TX (915) 217-1126 Café Mayapán is more than just a restaurant, it is part of a nonprofit organization that provides job training and neighborhood revitalization as well as being part of a complex … Continue reading →
Lucy’s Coffee 1305 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 544-5829 Lucy’s Coffee (a.k.a. Lucy’s Coffee Shop) is best known on the Internet as a breakfast place, and it is one of several restaurants located near downtown El Paso that … Continue reading →
L & J Cafe 3622 E. Missouri Ave. El Paso, TX (915) 566-8418 L&J Cafe is probably the most well known and the most popular Mexican restaurant in El Paso. The waiting line can get so long that you might need … Continue reading →
Leo’s Mexican Food 7520 Remcon Cir. El Paso, TX (915) 833-1189 Before writing about one of El Paso’s “classic” restaurants I try to search other material that has been written about their history and connection to other restaurants. In the … Continue reading →
Restaurant Guide Main Index California Los Angeles | Orange County | San Bernardino/Riverside/Palm Springs | San Diego | San Francisco/Bay Area Date indicates the most recent update of the restaurants listed Bold indicates my recommendations; others come from what I … Continue reading →