Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lydia Mendoza, Chicana Chanteuse, RIP

Just a quick link to a site and a memorial for Chicanadom's own legendary chanteuse, Lydia Mendoza, RIP.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Laredo, Texas Bound! December 27, 2007 Christmas Fiesta Tex[t]-Mex Reading!!!

Just after Xmas at 7pm on Thursday, December 27, 2007, the Tex[t]-Mex roadshow hits Laredo, Texas for a reading/signing at Alegria Bistro! Here's Texas Monthly on this swank joint:
ALEGRIA BISTRO AND WINE BAR Lushly dark and romantic, Alegria offers some of the city’s finest meals. Beer-battered fried asparagus is ready for its close-up, crisp pita-crusted shrimp are bright with citrus flavor, while grilled lamb is earthy and appealingly simple. Leave room for the chile-infused cheesecake. Impressive wine list. Bar. 107 Calle del Norte (956-712-0000). Open Mon—Fri 11:30—2:30 & 5:30—11, Sat 5:30—11. Closed Sun. This review from December 2007. $$—$$$ map

I can't wait to go home to my post-modern hood to wax nostalgic and catch up with all my border-rat amiguitos y amiguitas! I am in debt to my incredible hosts and friends Gabriel Castillo, David & Linda Garza, and Adan & Martha Gonzalez.

Old schoolers from Laredo that can identify this local TVcelebrity/beast pictured here below get $3 off the cover price of Tex[t]-Mex at the reading!

...just whisper his name in my ear to score your rasquache discount!!!!