Fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and disbelief to the news that Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, "la Diva de la Banda," was apparently killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico early Sunday. Rivera's brother Gustavo told CNN that his sister was traveling with at least five other people.
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Earlier this month, Rocks Off contributor and all-around nice guy Jeff Balke enlightened us with this little list of songs that are standard operating procedure at weddings. But as much as I love "Twist & Shout" and "YMCA," in my very Mexican experience, those songs were not what I was used to heari ... More >>
I suffer under no delusions that Frito pies -- whether Texan in origin or not -- are as popular outside of Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico as they are in this Frito tied-triangle. I understand that Frito pies are to our region as lutefisk suppers are to Minnesota or lobster rolls are to Maine.
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OC Weekly: In response to our response to his original post (how meta) on the five most influential American cities in Mexican cuisine, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano admits that Houston has been influential in the development of Mexican cuisine. Just not in the ways that you're thinking.
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Photo courtesy of Robb WalshArtist's rendering of El Real Tex-Mex Cafe."You have to give people what they're interested in eating," Robb Walsh laughed over the phone. "Fajitas will be very well represented on our menu." Wise words that should quell any concerns Houstonians may have had about ... More >>
Tony Diaz, host of KPFT's Nuestra Palabra program, has a bone to pick with us.He is alarmed that the "Ask a Mexican" column no longer runs in the print edition of the Houston Press. It runs online (after a slight glitch), but to Diaz running it online is like putting it "in the back of the bus," as ... More >>