Texas Monthly wonders why El Paso doesn’t have good barbecue (it really doesn’t have great barbecue anymore) which is like wondering why Chinese food in America is different from what you’d get in Beijing. It’s not a native cuisine, the climate is much drier, the elevation is higher, and we lack the forests of mesquite needed to support barbecue culture. Of all the small, local cultures Texas is home to El Paso’s is the least understood.
New Mexico taxpayers bought at $200,000 sculpture to put in front of their 212 million dollar Spaceport no one is likely to use.
Despite what Alex Jones screams at you, ISIS is not on the border. Stop believing unnamed sources without independent verification.
What I’m Listening To This Week
Escondido I was pleased when this popped up on my iPod this morning. I was even more pleased to find out we’ll be getting another album of that woozy desert sound. Something about the hazy Mazzy Star vocals with Ennio Morricone horns and the Fleetwood Mac gallop make for great music to drive around the desert to.
What I’m Drinking
I’m not drinking Lone Star out of a tallboy can because I can’t seem to find those anywhere.
I think Stateline is good!
I like everything about State Line;the bread, the coleslaw, the potato salad, the beans, the liquor store, the music series, the decor-just not the meat. If they served steaks and burgers I’d happily eat there all the time.