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.
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 →
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 →
Luby’s (Closed) 3601 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX Update Apr. 2023: This location closed on Easter Sunday 2023 but the business at 1188 Hawkins Blvd. in east El Paso is still open. For those who are wondering–no, it did … 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 →
Mesa Street Grill 3800 N. Mesa St. El Paso, TX (915) 532-1881 Mesa Street Grill is unusual because it falls into the categories of both the city’s hip and popular restaurants and El Paso’s classic restaurants at the same time. … Continue reading →
El Rincon de Cortez 3415 Sun Bowl Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 544-2808 El Rincon de Cortez is a favorite lunch hangout in the UTEP area, located near the Sun Bowl on a street that is quite busy on game … Continue reading →
Magic Bistro 5034 Doniphan Dr. El Paso, TX (915) 833-2121 Magic Bistro is a prominent part of El Paso’s upscale food scene, a trend that seems to have exploded in recent years. Its predecessor, The Magic Pan, operated at this location … Continue reading →