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.
Riviera Restaurant 5218 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 584-1542 Riviera has been in operation since 1948, and when I came to El Paso it was one of the several restaurants (mostly located in the Upper Valley) specializing in New Mexican … Continue reading →
La Nueva Casita Cafe 195 N. Mesquite St. Las Cruces, NM (575) 523-5434 Just when I thought I knew all the best New Mexican restaurants in the Las Cruces area (with strong contenders such as Chope’s, Nellie’s, and Nopalito) I … Continue reading →
Matteo’s Mexican Food 1001 E. University Ave. Las Cruces, NM (575) 888-4310 At first glance Matteo’s seemed to be a south of the border style restaurant rather than one serving New Mexican cuisine. After eating here, though, I am classifying … Continue reading →
Pho Zero Degree 1305 E. University Ave. Las Cruces, NM (575) 222-0718 Over the years I have come to expect that some of the most disappointing food in Las Cruces would be found on University Avenue across the street from … Continue reading →
La Familia Restaurant 5543 Alameda Ave. El Paso, TX (915) 771-9010 In my opinion La Familia is one of those neighborhood restaurants in El Paso that is a real gem. The food gives you a true taste of Chihuahua style … Continue reading →
Han Il Gwan Restaurant 9787 McCombs St. El Paso, TX (915) 759-7911 El Paso is known for its almost ubiquitous Mexican food, and sometimes it seems that this is the only good choice for eating out. Being a military town, … Continue reading →
News events have turned some people’s attention to Ukrainian restaurants in the United States, either as a way to show our support to the country or as a way to enjoy the cuisine. In my research for the Restaurant … Continue reading →
The Lent Specials served widely in El Paso and some surrounding communities are common throughout Mexico but are not widely found in the United States. I made a list of places to find them in my previous article, but I … Continue reading →