Letters: Flores’ Spanish garners support
I just saw a commercial for Mayra Flores where she narrates in Spanish spoken in Mexico, not in Tex-Mex like we speak in 95% of our RGV! I remember some years back when a lady from Spain was saying that their citizens were far better then our Raza because we spoke Tex-Mex Spanish and not correct Español like they did! My adult children never spoke Spanish growing up until my daughter learned it because of her job at a bank that was bought by a big company from Spain. My son also learned it when working at the Pharr golf course from the workers there. My 95-year-young mom doesn’t speak English but she understands it so my nieces n nephews learned Español from her too.myrgv.com
The fascinating details about the Tex-Mex food history and restaurant profile. Plus, Alley Theatre of Houston launches a season of laughter and fun! – Houston Public Media
Today, our listeners go one-on-one with award-winning chef and food writer Adán Medrano about the best Tex-Mex recipes and restaurants in Houston. Also, we continue our series on the Houston performing arts scene, where Alley Theatre announces 10 new shows for the season, with six of them being world premieres.houstonpublicmedia.org
Experiences over stuff: This is how to support our Houston-area restaurants and give a great, memorable holiday gift
Christmas is almost here and if you still have loved ones you want to give something to but aren’t quite sure what to give, you might want to give an experience rather than a gift – and one that can support a local business during the pandemic.
The Pros And Cons Of Working Remotely — Permanently (March 29, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Monday’s show: Vaccine availability expands across the state, the pros and cons of working remotely for good, what differentiates Texas Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Mex-Mex food, and an update on sports. On Monday’s Houston Matters: Starting today, Texans age 16 and up can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. Then, a new documentary called Truly Texas Mexican from Houston chef and food writer Adán Medrano explores the Native American roots of Texas Mexican food. The program airs tonight at 9 on Houston Public Media, TV 8. In conjunction with that film, local chef David Cordúa joins us to explain what differentiates Texas Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Mex-Mex cuisines.houstonpublicmedia.org
Truly Texas Mexican Showcases the Food of the Texas Borderland
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Support UsHouston's own Adán Medrano has a 90-minute documentary out this week that showcases Texas borderland cuisine — a type of cooking he says has been "misunderstood and erased." Poster artThis isn't Tex-Mex but the comida casera or the home cooking of many Texas Mexican American families, says executive producer Medrano, who occasionally writes about food for the Houston Press. Truly Texas Mexican begins with San Antonio's "Chili Queens" who in the 1880s made the city a food destination for tourists. Photo by Virginia Diaz-LaughlinTruly Texas Mexican can be seen on Amazon, Apple TV and Google TV.houstonpress.com
Houston vegan chef shares how to make plant-based migas in 3 easy steps
HOUSTON – September is Better Breakfast Month, a great time to learn how to incorporate plant-based options into the most important meal of the day. Stephanie Rich, a registered dietitian and executive chef at Verdine showed us how to turn a classic Tex-Mex dish like migas into a quick and healthy breakfast using just 3 ingredients. Plant-based migasIngredients• 1/3 cup prepared pico de gallo or chunky salsa• 1 corn tortilla• ½ cup plant-based egg substitute• Salt & Pepper for seasoningDirections:1. Pour in the plant-based egg substitute and season to taste with salt and pepper. For more plant-based breakfast options, you can check out Verdine’s brunch menu.
Here is where Houstonians say they get the best queso
We asked our audience which restaurants make the best queso in the Houston area and received several recommendations. There are multiple locations in the Houston area. There are multiple locations to choose from. There are multiple locations to choose from. There are multiple Houston locations to choose from.
Molinas Cantina newest location is now open in Fulshear
FULSHEAR, Texas Molinas Cantina is now open in Fulshear. Houstons oldest family-owned and -operated Tex-Mex restaurant has expanded west, opening its newest location at Shoppes at Cross Creek located off Westpark Tollway and FM 1463. Follow along as Roberto Molina gives us a preview of the soon-to-come Fulshear restaurant! This location is so special... Posted by Molina's Cantina on Wednesday, August 12, 2020Molinas Cantina is open for dine-in, operating at a limited capacity of 50% in compliance with local mandates in response to the coronavirus. Business hours are Sunday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.Molinas Cantina is located at 6300 FM 1463, Fulshear.
Takeout Shoutout: Mamarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Pasadena
PASADENA, Texas – Mamarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina is a Tex-Mex restaurant that offers a series of unique twists on traditional favorites. Its sizzling fajitas are a must order and its “Spencer Special” is a delicious dish that will blow you away. What we love about this restaurant is its fresh approach to Tex-Mex cuisines. Mamarita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, located at 7325 Spencer Highway, has been around for a long time and we want them to be here for a good deal longer. The next time you are ready for a take out order with a Tex-Mex slant, make it Mamarita’s.
Takeout Shoutout: Alicia’s Mexican Grille in the spotlight
KATY, Texas – Alicia’s Mexican Grille, a family owned Tex-Mex restaurant, strives to serve delicious homemade dishes with a creative flair. They also serve super thin, almost see-through, flour tortillas that you won’t believe. What we love about Alicia’s is the emphasis on quality and the “touch-of-home” flavor that comes with every meal. The restaurant is also very cozy and beautifully decorated, with a ton of rich, dark, wood and a massive bar. We want to keep Alicia’s in business and you can help make that happen by bringing the Alicia’s crew your business the next time you want a fantastic Tex-Mex meal at home.
Why we love Texas: How Tex-Mex came to be and why it’s different from Mexican food
From that point on, the region was considered Mexican Texas, until Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1836. For less than 10 years, Texas would be considered the Republic of Texas, before joining the United States in 1845. The origin of ‘Tex-Mex’The term ‘Tex-Mex’ roots from an insult. According to Culture Trip, an author of a Mexican cookbook used the term to categorize Texas’ Mexican food. However, the categorization gave the cuisine legitimacy in the United States, and Tex-Mex has since gained a new level of respect.
Fast Food Fix: Enjoy Taco Tuesday without the added calories
We challenged certified nutritionist Krystal Hammett to find the healthiest menu items at popular fast food places around town to help busy families on the go. Today we’re continuing the series with Tex-Mex hot spot, Taco Cabana! Registered dietitian Mary Ellen Phipps with Milk & Honey Nutrition shares the step-by-step process. Mary Ellen recommends tossing in broccoli, shredded cheese, guacamole for that plant-based fat and extra veggies for additional fiber. HOUSTON LIFE VIEWER SPECIAL: FISHFIXEReceive $15 off your first boxUse promo code “MILKNHONEY15”Valid now – March 31FishFixe.comH/T Krystal Hammett and Mary Ellen Phipps
Extreme Foods: Meet the massive 3-pound Frito Burrito the size of your forearm!
HOUSTON – “Tex-Mex done right.” That’s exactly the singular focus at Candete Handcrafter Tex-Mex located in the Montrose area. Frankly, I have never heard of a Frito Burrito. Cadente's Frito Burrito located in Houston (KPRC)What in the world is a Frito Burrito? Cadente's Frito Burrito located in Houston (KPRC)When it was time to eat the burrito, my taste buds exploded. If you’re up for the challenge and want a one-of-kind dish, then the Frito Burrito is for you.
Beloved Montrose Tex-Mex restaurant suddenly shuts down
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The sudden closure of a popular Montrose Tex-Mex restaurant has sent employees reeling.El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, owned by Chef Bryan Caswell, closed suddenly after service on Sunday. Signs posted on the door Monday said the restaurant has shut its doors permanently.However, at least a dozen employees say they have not been paid. Several now unemployed servers showed up to El Real, hoping to collect their last paycheck, which they're supposed to get on Friday.The employees then showed up to Reef, the Midtown restaurant that is also owned by Chef Caswell.The employees held up signs that said "We need our paychecks," as passing motorists honked in support.Chef Caswell was not at Reef during the time, but employees said they were told he would be arriving soon. El Real employees say they will stay at Reef until Chef Caswell shows up with their paychecks.Employees told ABC13 they usually take home $1,000 bi-weekly, and need the money to pay rent.Chef Caswell told us that he's working to pay every employee. "Nobody gets paid until they get paid," Caswell said over the phone.He said everyone will get their paychecks by Friday, and although the situation is difficult, he's going to honor his obligations.abc13.com
Restaurant in Austin has all the jokes for this year's World Series
HOUSTON - A Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, well-known for its marquee displayed at the entrance, has shared some baseball jokes during the World Series. El Arroyo uses its entrance sign to share jokes as well as support for causes and condolences. Workers at the restaurant change the sign each night, El Arroyo told KPRC 2. El Arroyo now sells a picture book including 78 of its best witticisms. #ElArroyoATX #ElArroyoSign Posted by El Arroyo on Monday, October 21, 2019I love batter, like cookie batter?
Katy-area Taco Cabana undergoes remodel
Taco Cabana at 373 S. Mason Road, Katy, is undergoing a remodel. Guests can still order and eat at the location. The restaurant brand serves all-day breakfast as well as Tex-Mex dishes such as tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and flautas. The chain has another Katy-area location at 24611 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-579-9312. www.tacocabana.comcommunityimpact.com
Studewood Cantine brings Tex-Mex fare to The Heights
A new cocktail bar and Tex-Mex spot, offering seafood and more, has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Located at 1111 Studewood St., Suite A, in the Heights, the newcomer is called Studewood Cantine. According to the business' Facebook page, the restaurant is "a Texas scratch kitchen serving a cultivated variety of mouth-watering Tex-Mex and American fare." With a five-star rating out of 17 reviews on Yelp so far, the newcomer is on its way to developing a local fan base. Studewood Cantine is open from 11 a.m.10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
One of Houston's hottest fajita spots just opened in a popular Inner Loop location
Fajita Pete'sHOUSTON - Residents inside the loop have a new Tex-Mex restaurant to visit. Fajita Pete's opened its 14th location, this one at 5710 Memorial Drive, according to CultureMap. Its always exciting for us to open a new Fajita Petes, said Pedro Mora, founder and CEO, in a statement, according to the CultureMap article. To celebrate its opening, Fajita Pete's is offering 12-ounce margaritas for 99 cents on every Sunday in August. Visit Fajita Pete's Facebook page here.
Barbecue, Tex-Mex-infused restaurant to open in Montrose
HOUSTON - The owners of barbecue joint The Pit Room, a Houston favorite, will open a new barbecue and Tex-Mex-inspired restaurant Monday. Candente, which translates to incandescent, will offer handcrafted Tex-Mex dishes like chicken and beef fajitas and will also incorporate a Texas barbecue touch to some, like having the option to add brisket to its chile con queso. The restaurant will be located in the Montrose area, just steps away from The Pit Room. Hours: Open daily starting at 11 a.m. Closes at 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Google Doodle honors man who invented nachos
PexelsAnyone addicted to the cheesy, gooey goodness of nachos has one man to thank. Thursday's Google Doodle honors Ignacio Anaya Garcia, the inventor of the Tex-Mex favorite, on what would've been his 124th birthday. Garcia, nicknamed "Nacho," was the first to drizzle melted yellow cheese and sliced jalapenos over crispy tortilla chips. When he died in 1975, Piedras Negras honored him with a bronze plaque and declared Oct. 21 to be International Day of the Nacho. So pour out a cup of that melted nacho cheese for the original Nacho today.
Fajita Petes opens new Rice Military location
Fajita Petes newest Houston restaurant, located at 5710 Memorial Dr., is now open. The chain, which has 14 locations in Texas, offers fajitas, Tex-Mex plates and margaritas, with delivery available within a 2-mile radius. We are really excited to finally be open for guests to enjoy Fajita Petes award-winning, fresh fajitas, franchisee Steve Sivayoganathan said. We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Rice Military, River Oaks, Montrose and Greater Heights communities. www.fajitapetes.comcommunityimpact.com
Tex-Mex restaurant La Huerta Bar & Grill to open in Centre at Northpark
Locally owned Tex-Mex restaurant La Huerta Bar & Grill will open a new location in late 2019 at 1414 Northpark Drive, Kingwood, in the Centre at Northpark shopping center. The restaurant will feature healthier Tex-Mex options, a full-service bar, and indoor and outdoor seating.communityimpact.com
Candente Houston: One-stop shop for BBQ, and Tex-Mex
Pexels photoHOUSTON - Houstons beloved barbecue restaurant The Pit Room, will be hosting a pop-up for their new concept, Candente Houston. Candente will be hand-crafted Tex-Mex food with menu items including fajitas, tequila cocktails, Tex-Mex spareribs, guacamole and chili con queso. Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m., you can go celebrate National Tequila Day with this special pop-up. The new restaurant is set to open later this summer. About the eventWhere: The Patio at The Pit Room1205 Richmond Ave., Houston, TexasHours: 5 to 9 p.m. (or until the food sells out)More info: https://www.facebook.com/ThePitRoom/Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Tres Locos coming soon to Barker Cypress Road
Officials with Tres Locos, a new Tex-Mex restaurant coming to Barker Cypress Road, said they are wrapping up the permitting process at the eatery and hope to open within the next few weeks. The restaurant is a joint venture between two Cy-Fair area restaurateursAndy Correa, who runs Andys Kitchen on Mason Road, and Dominic Catalano, who runs The Original New York & Chicago Pizza Company, a new location of which opened recently on Hwy. 290 near Mueschke Road. Correa said the partnership and friendship between he and Catalano formed when the two began to regularly eat at each others restaurants, and the idea to open Tres Locos grew from there. Tres Locos is slated to open at 12361 Barker Cypress Road in the location where The Original New York & Chicago Pizza Company was formerly located.communityimpact.com
Sambrooks Tex-Mex concept Candente to take over Cane Rosso space
A Tex-Mex concept called Candente is coming to 4306 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, in mid-July, according to a news release. The name, which means sizzling, red hot, passionate comes from Sambrooks Management, the same group that owns The Pit Room barbecue restaurant. www.instagram.com/candentehtxcommunityimpact.com