The Scoop Sundaes

Foodie Weekend in the Valley

The dog days of Summer are slow and sometimes unbearable. A splash in the swimming pool is undesirably lukewarm. But we make the best of it because we like the slower pace. During a weekend in July of 2018, we decided to revisi...
by Nydia O
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El Santuario Snacks

El Santuario Tacos & Cocktails

My family and I had dinner at El Santuario last night. It is a different taco experience. The place is housed in what many moons ago used to be the Brownsville KOA. It has a high pitched roof sort of like the one the Whataburge...
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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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