Chef Roberto with daughter Alejandra Gonzalez

Culinary Culture in Weslaco, Texas

The lower Rio Grande Valley spans roughly 75 miles between Brownsville and Mission, Texas. For visitors and locals who prefer “mom and pop” restaurants, the variety of options can be overwhelming.  For starters, and becaus...
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Half Moon Saloon

Brownsville’s Half Moon Saloon

The Half Moon Saloon opened its doors two years ago in an area of downtown Brownsville few would consider suitable for investment. But owner George Ramirez has a vision and it has a lot to do with the cultural revitalization of...
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Rio Grande Grill

Highly Ranked RGV BBQ Joint by Texas Monthly

During a writing retreat in Alpine  Texas Monthly Executive Editor Mike Hall said the magazine “owned” Texas subjects/topics such as Willie Nelson and Texas BBQ among others like  infamous Lance Armstrong. Just fi...
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Sabores del Golfo

New Seafood Restaurant in Harlingen

This is not a paid advertisement, and I did not get a free meal because of this post. Every now and then I like to post about local restaurants – especially locally owned ones – because it is my way to thank them fo...
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