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Lamesa’s Sky-Vue Theater and Legendary Chihuahua

by Steven Doyle

Lamesa’s Sky-Vue Drive-In Theater, established in 1948, is well known through out the state. It is one of a handful of drive-in theaters remaining in the state of Texas. Some claim that the drive-in continues to operate merely to serve the legendary “Chihuahua” sandwich (stacked fried corn tortillas filled with homemade chili, onions, shredded cabbage and pimento cheese with a jalapeño pepper on the side) which is a specialty of the outdoor theater.  

Locals are known to stop in at the theater to order this sandwich and not stay for the screening. Currently the Smurf movie is showing, so forgive us if we understand why.

It’s a bit of a drive to catch tonight’s flick, so we bring you the Chihuahua.

CHIHUAHUA SANDWICH
two corn tostada shells
2 Tbsp. chopped onions
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup chili, no beans
1/2 cup pimiento cheese spread

Warm chili in a saucepan or microwave. Spread chili on one tostada shell. Top with onions and cabbage. Spread pimiento cheese on the other tostada shell. Put shells together and serve.

Yields one

Lamesa is just over 330 miles west off I20 towards Lubbock.


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