The Herrera’s restaurant of my youth seems distant. Long gone is the tiny adobe looking shack on Maple near Oak Lawn across from the Old Parkland Hospital where lines of hungry people sat on their ice chests full of beer waiting for one of the very few tables inside. These folks knew once they made it inside they would be slammed with an aroma of fresh enchiladas. If you were fortunate there would be a woman standing near the doorway stamping out fresh, thick tortillas, and with little coaxing she might hand you one with an adoring grin. Continue reading
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You know each year we love on the almighty tamale and 2012 will certainly be no different. Please be sure to send us your favorites so we might taste and report on all of the very best tamales this year.
The first strike this tamale season is from Urban Taco who each year makes a delicious new tamale daily leading up to Christmas in what they call the Twelve Days of Tamales. We have the list of the dozen they have scheduled for this year and think you will agree it may very well be worth a daily visit. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We have been following Josh Black since he was at Stephan Pyles, and eventually landing the executive chef position at CampO. Recently Black made off and scored the lead kitchen duties at the People’s Last Stand located in Mockingbird Station. At first this seemed like an odd choice for someone trained as well as Black, but upon further inspection it made glaring sense.
The down side for a chef at People’s Last Stand is that there really isn’t a kitchen. The space was built for a cocktail wonderland, and certainly the staff has excelled greatly in that department. A recent visit had me sitting on the edge of my seat as general manager and lead bartender Omar Yeefoon, formerly of Cedars Social, was perfecting a made-from-scratch tonic. He had several vials sitting out and was conferring with his staff to see which they might be serving that evening. They were all good, of course. Continue reading