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What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

I do braise my carnitas in coke. then i quick fry them in a fry daddy for 20-30 seconds. I like them crisp. But some places ive been to its not crispy at all...stringy and moist, and thats fine...just not crispy the way i like it.

Sep 10, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

Thx James! I havent been to Merida for years. I am going to make a visit. I have in the past enjoyed Ninfa's carnitas but havent had them lately. I like my carnitas crispy chunk and not stringly/shredded (braised). I agree Ninfas and El Tiempo are not the places for cheese enchiladas --- dont care for cheddar filling.

Sep 07, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

OK, so my thing is cheese enchiladas and i have this ideal for what that means. I also love chile rellenos, carnitas and just about everything mex food. So, no need to buy into my ideal. Diane Kennedy certainly doesnt. But if you want to know a little plausible history for use of Velveeta in tex-mex enchiladas, watch this video i pulled down from robb walsh's website. if it doesnt pull up go to youtube and search for "the velveeta underground". And i have been to larry's and loved it. Tejas, los dos amigos, el gallo and don jose on my list to try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1vFO-...

Sep 06, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

Thx...will try Tejas for sure. Looks like its by Crump stadium.

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

Thanks DoobieWah and Lambowner. On Ninfas and El Tiempo, i think they have good food just expensive and IMO overrated. Nostalgic is good word. I rate my tex-mex on cheese enchiladas and refried beans. I like the Real enchiladas --- Velvetta-like cheese in the middle. To me, that's authentic tex-mex ---not cheddar. Tony's on Ella and Molinas are good. Have either of you been to Blanco Cafe in SA. To me, those are classic Tex-Mex...red corn tortillas, velveeta-like interior, chili gravy but not con carne, onions on top. I may be looking for Holy Grail but will keep looking in Houston. I will try Lopez and on another post Los Dos Amigos.

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

What is the best Tex-Mex in Houston?

I LOVE great Tex-Mex (not interior, fancy Mexican)! But I just dont think the Tex-Mex in Houston measures up to SA. Maybe i shouldn't expect it to. But i am open to exploring further. Who has some great Tex-Mex suggestions for Houston and what is the dish i should try? Thanks, Shep in Houston

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Houston

Mexican Food in San Antonio?

The original Blanco Cafe on Blanco Road has the best tex-mex cheese enchiladas i've ever had.

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Texas

ciabatta - my findings (looooong)

Kate, Can you share CD's ciabatta recipe?

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Home Cooking

ciabatta - my findings (looooong)

Or CD, if you are still around on this thread, would love to try the recipe Kate is referring to. Thanks!

Sep 05, 2012
Shepdog in Home Cooking