Posts Tagged ‘mexican’

The Power of Belief

Folk medicine practitioners bring a different kind of healing to Hispanic residents.
story by Peter Gorman, photos by Byrd Williams IV
On some mornings, Concepcion Arellano wakes up feeling unable to breathe. “My heart races and my body shakes,” the 86-year-old said. She calls the condition susto — “pure dread that is like you lost your soul.” When i...


Looks Cute, Mi Chula

Despite its chain-y look, Southlake’s Mi Chula is a doll.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mi Chula’s looks like a chain restaurant. It’s not. But the Southlake restaurant has a familiar feel to it, even if you’ve never been there before –– chalk it up to slick avocado-green and brown paint and brightly col...



Dig into Rivera’s Mexican

This newish restaurant in Ridgmar Farmers Market serves up delectable Tex-Mex.
JIMMY FOWLER
Rivera’s Mexican Grill & Market, located inside the Ridgmar Farmers Market building across from Ridgmar Mall, was hopping like a roadhouse last Saturday night. Outside, the red-and-white-striped roof and a sign advertisin...


Passion Play

The fate of a local theater production raises worries about artistic freedom and more.
MIKE MELENDEZ JR.
When student directors at Tarleton State University decided to stage a production of the play Corpus Christi, depicting a gay Jesus-like character named Joshua, I suspect they had no idea of the visceral reactions they would en...



Picosos Paints a Lovely Picture

The Sansom Park-area Mexican restaurant lacks heat but not quality.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Family-owned, off-the-beaten-path Mexican food restaurants have certain admirable traditions to uphold. The food should conjure images of a Mexican grandmother starting from scratch and toiling for hours over a hot stove. The d...


La Llorona Haunts Amphibian

Taco Hell: Culebro’s new dramedy is stuft with cultural dissonance.
JIMMY FOWLER
One of the things that inspired Kathleen Anderson Culebro to write La Llorona, her supernatural-tinged drama currently being staged by Amphibian Productions, was the attempt by Taco Bell to open a series of fast-food restaurant...



Manly

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Los Hombres Mexican Café sits in the spot where Tunero Mexican Cuisine used to be. It’s on an enviable corner near the southern end of the North Side, next to the fortune teller/psychic who promises to take the curse off...


My Three Sons

Chow, Baby
Update to the peeves log: Chow, Baby has finally decided to stop punishing Lanny Lancarte for serving chicken surprise at Restaurant Week 2007. Now, two years into Chow, Baby’s boycott of Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexican...



Stew-pendous

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the realm of Fort Worth’s Mexican cuisine, you’ve got to figure that if your business didn’t start on the North Side, it ought to get there as soon as it can.


Red Tex-Mex

Jorge’s may play to conservative palates, but if it ain’t broke …
Peter Gorman
I’m not a big fan of Tex-Mex the way it’s commonly prepared in the chains or in the more high-traffic ma-and-pa restaurants here.