Go Tejano Day feat. Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores De Nuevo Leon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 10, 2013 I've said it once or twice, but I will say it again, and continue to do so until I am proven wrong. Tejano music is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. In its place is banda m ... More >>
His name is Antonio Hernandez, but the world knows him as Toy Selectah. The producer/DJ is one of the most influential figures in la musica Latina, constantly creating sounds and rhythms for almost 20 years. He enjoyed success with the pioneer Rock en Español group Control Machete, served as an A&R ... More >>
Rocks Off burned a few Internet wires to see what we could learn about Monterrey, Mexico's Grammy-nominated rocktronica veterans Kinky in 30 seconds. Rocks Off:What is worst song in the world, and why? Kinky: Macarena" is the worst song because it was so 'F-ed' out... or maybe "Mambo #5"... yuck! ... More >>
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It's been a while since a burger has stopped me dead in my tracks. Such is the arresting power of the trompi-burger at Taqueria La Macro, a new Monterrey-style restaurant in Northside. I first ended up at Taqueria La Macro after my boyfriend came home from driving down North Main and reported that ... More >>
Assistant Music Editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>
"I feel like I'm in a time warp," my friend Linda said after a few minutes contemplation over our plate of chicken mole at El Gallo de Jalisco. "I feel like I'm a kid again and I'm back at my grandmother's house in Monterrey eating her mole." The sensation was so strong, she immediately began regali ... More >>
The only plants left in my warm-weather garden are peppers: Anaheim chiles and bell peppers. The Anaheims are fiercely hot, an effect of the drought, and the green bells are just the opposite. In fact, green peppers are mildly bitter and boring, good mostly for salads, color, and grilled for ... More >>
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Nancy KerschenMissing from this photo of Rainbow Lodge's spectacular grounds: you, your friends, wine and meatballs.Looking for an inexpensive happy hour alternative tonight? The Rainbow Lodge is holding its monthly "Sip and Stroll" wine event on the patio from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., featuring f ... More >>
Monterrey expats flock to Tacos del Julio.
When it comes to restaurant appetizers, spinach and artichoke dip is as standard as they come, probably right up there with Buffalo wings and cheddar cheese quesadillas. But preparation and presentation still vary significantly from place to place. Although The Black Labrador doesn't have t ... More >>
Burritos and I have an interesting relationship. On occasion, I don't mind stopping by the nearest Freebirds World Burrito and grabbing a carnitas with corn salsa and barbecue sauce. Or in an uber-pinch, the breakfast burrito at McDonald's will do (even though I'll probably feel guilty later) ... More >>
Photos by Paula BeltránSending food to the victimsRemember Hurricane Alex? Not very many people do. While most Houstonians geared up for a weekend of fireworks, barbeque and possibly too much time with family, many also spent this past Fourth of July weekend waiting to hear whether the homes of ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsI took my friend Lee for a cocktail at Sugarcane (1919 Washington Avenue, 713-864-9463) to treat him special in honor of his imminent departure for a summer in Mexico. Normally that situation would call for a well drink and a "see you in September." But he's going to Monte ... More >>
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 >>
Date: March 14 Name: Pesado AKA: Grupo Pesado Genre: Norteño Best Known Song(s): "Eso Me Gusta," "Gracias por Tu Amor,"" Llegó el Amor" Key Demographic: Monterrey represent! Previous HLSR Appearances: 2007 Houston Connections, If Any: Beats the hell out of us. Their damn Web page is in Spanish, ... More >>
The Northern Mexican dish, machacado con huevos, is one of my favorite breakfasts. Chacho's Tacos on Westheimer serves it on a taco, and it makes an awesome breakfast. "Machacado" mean "shredded" in Spanish. The name refers to the fact that the traditional carne seca (dried beef) of Monterrey ... More >>
I stopped by the "LALA" Pan de Elote trailer on Telephone Road between Hobby Airport and Beltway 8 on Sunday morning and bought some hot cornbread from Gilberto. He said that this kind of cornbread was very popular in Monterrey where he came from. The round loaf was hot off the griddle. It wa ... More >>
Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshMaybe I am spending too much time hanging around at Canino's trying to score. This time, I went home with a bag full or huauzontle [wah-ZONT-lay], a Mexican weed that tastes like broccoli. Some food writers have mistaken it for sorghum, which was imported to the New World f ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshVisit the new Lone Star Culinary/Flores Spice Company store behind El Bolillo on Airline across the street from Canino's, but go when you have some time for shopping. I was so overwhelmed to see all the stuff I needed in one place that I didn't even buy anything. The bulk spice ... More >>
It's a little-known fact that if you're good all year, the Cinco de Mayo fairy will come to your house in the afternoon while you're indulging in a siesta and leave behind a present for this most feliz of holidays. This year, that present is a slideshow of taco porn. Photo by Kath ... More >>
What exactly is a hamburguesa estilo Monterrey? I visited the Hamburguesas Del Rio location at Avenida Constitucion 1121 Pte. Centro in Monterrey, Mexico to seek the definitive answer to that question. I had long assumed that the term described a specific Mexican-style set of garnishes, namely the ... More >>
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