As the Reigning Royalty of Tex-Mex Party Rock, Joe "King" Carrasco has been playing his utterly unique mixture of early and garage-rock, polka, cumbias, and Latin rhythm since the mid-'70s. But while others dream of sugar plums and hams and fruitcakes during the holiday season, for Carrasco it's th ... More >>
Photos via joeking.comJoe King Carrasco & the Crownettes in Pasadena, Calif.The best one-word descriptor for Joe King Carrasco? After a 20-minute phoner with the Sultan of Tex-Mex music, Rocks Off is going with ebullient. Something in Carrasco's upbeat, positive ramblings signal that he doe ... More >>
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Pineapple SeviceHappy Cinco de Mayo! As the day has approached, I have been craving Mexican food. And last week I indulged those cravings with Mexican food three days in a row, including at Yelapa Playa Mexican Restaurant. Houston Entree was offering a limited number of $20 vouchers for $10 to Ye ... More >>
Photo by Taylor LaShaeEl Pueblito, home of Houston's best cabanas.With patio weather season in full swing, Houstonians are absolutely spoiled for places to enjoy the day outside. And sometimes all you know is that you're in the mood for a patio, but can't figure out where to go. So how do you ... More >>
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Photos by Katharine ShilcuttIt looks like the curse may have been lifted from 2303 Richmond. The location has seen many restaurants come and go over the years, some which have had achingly short lifespans. Most recently, it was the home of The Chimney (for a few short months) and before that, Sau ... More >>
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