Lately it seems that everywhere I look online, someone is touting the benefits of bone broth. Maybe it’s because I spend much of my online time reading about food and wellness, but bone broth as a superfood is currently … Continue reading Bone broth… nourishing people since at least the Second Century B.C.
Nothing makes me happier than new restaurants opening in our Trans-Pecos region – especially when I hear good things about a new one – from multiple people. In visiting with David Busey of La Azteca Jewelers, he raved about the … Continue reading The new Smokehouse BBQ restaurant in Alpine
Living the empty-nest life in far West Texas with our grown children spread from Boerne to Cincinnati to Denmark, holidays have recently become a different flurry of activity from what we once knew. At Thanksgiving, with the family otherwise occupied, … Continue reading The Oasis Café in Marathon
Tucked behind the Quarter Circle 7 Hotel on Alpine’s western edge, just across from Big Bend Brewing Company, is a hidden gem of a lunch spot, the Quarter Circle 7 restaurant in the glass-enclosed Pavilion. Katherine Sullivan Parker purchased the … Continue reading The Pavilion at Quarter Circle 7 Hotel in Alpine
When the weather reports last week threatened a few days of snow, I decided to make a big pot of chili to welcome the change in weather. I also wanted to be prepared with large batches of food to have … Continue reading It’s okay to cry over spilled chili… and then cook beef stew.
In eating our way down Alpine’s Historic Murphy Street, we recently discovered a gem, tucked behind the old Raspa Co. Building (where Brown Dog Gardens is now located) on 5th Street… La Calavera. Rene and Mora Nancy Vargas opened La … Continue reading La Calavera on 5th Street in Alpine
It was a chilly, drizzly West Texas day when we stumbled upon the bright green 1973 Shasta travel trailer parked at 5th and Murphy Street in Alpine. We’d been hearing about Chop’d, the newest soup and salad food truck, for … Continue reading Chop’d Soup and Salad Food Truck in Alpine