Dan Jenkins

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Robert Ellis Sure Hopes He Can Sing at Discovery Green Homecoming Gig

    One of the damndest things Rocks Off has seen in our five-plus years in Houston is the way word of mouth spread like a brush fire among the local indie scene about "Whiskey Wednesdays." Starting in late, late 2009, scenesters both shaved and unkempt (more the latter) flocked to Mango's and then Fitz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #16 Enchiladas de Tejas at Molina's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Eggs-cellent Tex-Mex Enchiladas

    ​The enchiladas in chile con carne (#46) at Spanish Village on Almeda come in a very meaty chili. I tried an order with two fried eggs on top. Thanks to Kingsley and the many other commenters on the recent post "Dan Jenkin's Favorite Cheese Enchiladas" for the recommendations. I asked readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Dan Jenkins's Favorite Cheese Enchiladas

    ​Yesterday, I ate some of Molina's "Enchiladas de Tejas," old-fashioned cheese enchiladas in chili con carne topped with raw onions. When I was researching the "Temples of Tex-Mex" feature, I heard about this dish from Tex-Mex enthusiast and legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins. "The first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Cheese Enchilada

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​"Cheese enchiladas served in chili con carne -- not thin, meatless chili gravy, or authentic enchilada sauce -- are the hallmark of real Tex-Mex, according to 78-year-old Fort Worth sportswriter and Tex-Mex expert Dan Jenkins," as Robb Walsh stated in his July 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Battle Of The Sportswriters: Oh, It's Already Been Broughten

    We noted a while back that Texas Monthly writer Gary Cartwright had written a stinging take on today's Texas sportswriters, saying they weren't as talented or wacky as him and his old gang of Blackie Sherrod, Dan Jenkins, Bud Shrake and Mickey Herskowitz were.He particularly pointed out two Austin A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Texas Monthly Hates Houston Sports Columnists, Others

    A month ago Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein promised subscribers an upcoming Gary Cartwright "screed" against modern-day sportswriting, and it's here.And it bored, mostly. Precis: No one writes as good as we did back in the old days.At least Cartwright calls people out by name: Cedric Golden a ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Living and Dying with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor Over Sundance

    How I turned some newspaper stories into a book which became a movie that caused those two guys to kiss

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Temples of Tex-Mex: A Diner's Guide to the State's Oldest Mexican Restaurants

    We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS

    Thank goodness it's still popular in the small towns of the Chicken-Fried Steak Belt.

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    Writing in Circles

    A new book looks at the drunk, drugged genius of six Texas scribes

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Sign Singing

    Deaf West Theatre's Big River is a hands-on show

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Chicken-Fried Honor

    George's civic slur

  • Dining

    August 22, 1996

    Deep-fried Country

    At Hickory Hollow, what fills your ears is as fine as what fills your mouth