We pretty much associate Elvis with that quirky sandwich made with peanut butter, bananas. The original sandwich that hooked the crooner did not have slices of bacon as we so often think, but instead just mashed bananas and white bread slathered with peanut butter. Later Elvis was introduced to a toasted version with the added bacon, because the sandwich just wasn’t nearly the heart attack inducer it could be. An even later version had the sandwich fried in a skillet of butter.
Then we have Fool’s Gold. This is a lesser known version of the sandwich that actually had Elvis flying across country on a whim to devour. Continue reading →
It’s been 45 years since the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll passed away, but this Saturday, January 8, will still be commemorated as Elvis Presley’s birthday. While the King is normally associated with his palatial home at Graceland, Elvis has some important Dallas history as well.
El Ranchito hosted their first Elvis night in 2003 when El Ranchito’s general manager Juan Sanchez, brother of co-founder Laura Sanchez wanted to honor his favorite singer. Since the age of 14, Juan would sing and record himself dancing and singing like Elvis. He later participated in Elvis impersonator contests around Dallas and eventually started his own at El Ranchito. Juan now emcees El Ranchito’s Elvis impersonator contests, which are held in August and January every year. Continue reading →
The good folks at El Ranchito located on Jefferson in Oak Cliff really have a thing for Elvis. What I thought was an annual impersonator contest has become more commonplace that the usual mariachis. In fact, January has been designated as a tribute month with alternating weeks switching between a professionally produce Elvis program and Elvis impersonation contests. Continue reading →