the quirks, charms in cuisine and culture set this border town apart - silver necklace and earring set
I forgot my passport, but it doesn't matter.
I'm in El Paso, not technically Mexico, but very close.
I know Mexico is there.
This country is like a portrait whose eyes always follow me --
But it's also here, on this side of the fence. (
A constant reminder of the common border: the United StatesS.
Border Patrol vehicles parked on Interstate 10 and helicopters overhead. )
The sign in the window of the restaurant advertised menudo soup, not just a Sunday dinner;
In San Jacinto Square, girls dressed in adult ceremony are the best to take pictures.
At H & H car wash and coffee shop, a waitress replied to my morning greeting with "buenos dias" before dropping a large plate of huevos rancheros.
In the town bar, I learned that Chile is the most popular cocktail dressing.
Two customers from Love Buzz introduced me to paleta shot, which evokes Chile-
They were delicious watermelon lollipops from Mexican youth, a bartender at the Central Cafe
Ground filled glass-
Cricket, chili and salt.
High school Spanish teacher note: add the phrase "sal de grillos" to your lesson plan ".
Of course, the southern neighbor is not the only factor affecting the sun.
The city is scorched in the Chihuahua Desert.
After all, El Paso is in the United States, which means that the Spaniards have also left their mark --and still do -
A shop owner at Tigua Indian Cultural Center shared her traditional oven recipes --baked bread.
She told me that I needed flour, water, salt, lard and red deer, or that I could throw away six dollars in order to meet the bread needs more quickly.
Then the Texas connection.
Feel it, I can look up at 459-foot-
Long illuminated stars located in the Franklin Mountains, or wearing a pair of Rocketbuster cowboy boots, teach me how to take a walk in El Paso. ---
The National Border Patrol Museum is a non-profit attraction created by retired agents and opened since 1984, full of "Who knows" moments.
For example, did you know that the government created the earliest incarnation of the agency in 1904 to arrest or block Chinese and European immigrants who failed to check on Ellis Island (
As far as we know, BP arrived in May 28, 1924, 20 years later. )
Law enforcers accompany African James Meredith
American student, when he was enrolled at the University of Mississippi in isolation, illegal immigrants put a horseshoe on
In order to avoid being discovered, the information in this compact Museum is faster than the "vice president of Miami --
Hijacked in the Miami area and used by Buffalo police to spy on the jets of the Great Lakes.
In the gift shop, reserve some border patrol souvenirs, such as beer koozies, a necklace --and-earring set, T-
Shirts and baseball caps, including the purchase of two styles that require credentials.
Franklin Mountain State Park is the largest city park in the United States. it is like a stone Mohawk Park.
The acres reserve extends to the New Mexico line and uses the Wyler Aerial Tram (one-
Travel time: 4 minutes)
More than 100 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.
Choose your entrance wisely.
The Tom Mays unit contains the camp and a wide range of hiking networks including simpleon-the-
Knee nature walks and gentle Aztec cave trails end with caves that once held pottery, Silan mats and sandals.
At mckellion Canyon, pick up maps and suggestions at the small visitor center and gift shop, including a realistic check of rattlesnakes and the heat. (
The park is building a new headquarters and visitor center in Tom Mez to replace the old facilities;
Next summer is ETO. )
Take a few inches of challenging Ron Coleman trail down Franklin's spine and need rock and roll
In addition to a small piece of coverage on the Spring trail in West cadunwood, the park has few shadows and no taps, so wear the sun visor and water it before you leave. ---
The first thing: the pronunciation of Hueco Tanks State Site.
Repeat it with me, "Waco.
"The Spanish term refers to the holes in the fire rock, which, after a heavy rain, became the cradle of water for tadpole and fairy shrimp. (
New visitors must watch targeted movies to learn the terrible consequences of walking into the egg incubator. )The 860-
Acre park is one of the best stone-holding sites in the world, so don't be surprised to see climbers dragging mattresses to cushion the falls.
However, you don't need to leave the desert firma to see a sample of more than 2,000 hieroglyphs including hundreds of masks;
Some rock paintings;
There's also a subway graffiti worth seeing.
Drawings and carvings range from 10,000 years ago to the 1990 s.
On the cave, an inscription reads: "Francisco Avila 4-6-69.
The park director, Ruben Ocampo, has considered it carefully for a year: "Even if it says '69, is it 1869 1969 if only the rock wall can speak ? ". The 9-
The mile El Paso Mission Trail connects two missions, a church and more than 335 years of history, as dramatic as Larry McMurray's novel.
Moving from north to south, silver-
The dome Ysleta Mission built by Spaniards and Tigua in 1682 is the oldest mission in Texas.
Adobe buildings survived the Rio Grande floods, fires and Mexico's handover of sovereignty to the United States.
On the altar are the usual suspects, as well as a statue respecting St. Capgemini tekawiza, the first Native American to obtain Saint status from the Catholic Church.
In the Socorro mission, look up and see the oldest remains of the state, painted the cotton ceiling beams (or vigas)
Starting on the 17 th-century church.
Finally, the Fortress Church of St. Elizabeth Cathedral (
The troops stationed in the garrison served as a revolving spiritual door.
Since the Mexican War, peace has been maintained during the St. Elizabeth period.
"Hallelujah" came. ---
Like Proust, Oktavio Zavala has also entered this era --
Machine power for food.
The owner of Valentine's Kitchen and Bar is on the bone --
His El Paso adolescent bone marrow bus.
"This is a die-hard childhood memory" bit the meat in his grandmother's tomato.
For his modern nostalgic style, he paired the entire femur with tortillas, pico de gallo, sea salt and lime.
He also drew on his recent memory as a student at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and Jean-
George wengriken, Thomas Keller, Daniel Brud, and David Zhang.
For example, pork belly tacos on Momofuku's pork bread.
"They are delicious," Zavala said . " Together with his wife, he opened Valentine's current position in March.
"But no bread,
Need a tortillas.
"Zavala can finally free the pork belly once it comes home.
Cafe Mayapan fueled a campaign: garment workers created their mother organization La Mujer Obrera in 1981 to fight for the rights of female factory workers in El Paso, when the textile industry moved to Mexico, many people were abused and later displaced.
The group added the restaurant in 2001 to provide new skills and food for women.
The menu has Mexican dishes from their ancestors.
"We are pushing for ancestral food because we have lost contact with who we are and the earth," said Hilda Villegas, a non-profit organization community organizer . ".
Kitchen of work personnel will ingredients-
Cactus, coriander, tomato, pepper, lettuce, herbs-
Grow in a nearby garden.
Several dishes are vegetarian and delicious.
Take the baked cactus, which is stuffed with Assad's cheese and mushrooms and served with Mexican peppers, and seems to make the world a better place. ---
On the most recent working day, the morning rush of the H & H car wash and coffee shop included a businessman in a suit and tie, a gray-
Dr. Ponytailed, a regular visitor at the University of Texas at El Paso, a white pickup truck.
A mixed establishment, which opens from 1958, allows you to clean your breakfast or lunch while traveling for salon treatment.
The space is as small as a gas station convenience store, with a row of orange stools on the teal Formica counter, several tables and chairs pressed against the wall, with pictures of customers and family members of the owner scattered on the wall.
You can also eat outside and watch the car-
Perform cleaning from a folded chairor rocks.
The menu specializes in Mexican classics (
Chile's renoskaneka dafuotas)
With Danny's dash (
2 eggs bacon or sausage, oatmeal).
And no dish is more expensive than a dish wash.
This year, Cafe Central will celebrate its centennial, including its early days at the border, Ciudad Juarez, as a social hot spot for customers who love cigars, gambling and song and dance shows.
The founder of the restaurant moved the restaurant to El Paso after it was banned. in 1991, the current boss used European food to improve the dining experience.
Menu and decor borrowed from the wedding reception hall.
However, the restaurant did not completely abandon its roots.
Most dishes contain some fairy dust in the Southwest: Chilean bass, for example, comes with a little bit of Mexican lime butter, and Mexican pepper is added to the beef tip.
To celebrate the anniversary, the bar will prepare a cocktail to celebrate, importing mezcal, chipotle syrup, bitter chocolate, pineapple slices, lime juice and sal de grillos from its birthplace. ---The co-
The founders of paradm Texas can use their resume wallpaper Anna Wintour's closet.
Robert renniki and John Zimmerman opened their lifestyle store two years ago and they worked at Bergdorf Goodman, Armani and Prada to name a premium hotelfashion few.
So when partners suggest any of their items --
Italian glassware from Vietri, a black resin skull with crystal Mohawk, or a pet toy marked "Chewy Vuitton --
You can trust their taste.
"If we don't put it at home, we won't have it in our store," Lomnicki said . ".
"You need to turn a few laps around this art-filled shop and discover all the surprises and joys, including handmade recycled brass and horn jewelry from Kenyan artisans
Throwing from Colombia and large looms
Proportion of photos taken by local politician Peter Svarzbein.
If your energy starts to weaken, go to sugar FINA station with champagne fudge or Kir Royale in your mouth
I'm in Monte Siro, a four. year-
There are old developments in nearly 10 stores to see the miracles inside the container.
Chuco Relic packed its redesigned structure with El Paso
Central items such as handmade drums by Tween wunderartist Bailey Johnson;
A pleasant view of Patrick gabalton, prosecutor of the district attorney's office;
There are also fantasy toads and lizard postcards created by store manager Andrew Candelaria.
Retailers are characterized by T-
Shirt design for the month;
April is a vintage El Paso Sunrise T-shirt.
Political insiders in Texas will understand the real message behind the "I love El Paso" shirt: Democrat Bento olock challenges Ted Cruz for his US presidential candidateS.
The Senate seat was worn a similar one as a child.
Next door, fashion: decor, Monica Vela is-
The woman Etsy stopped, and the mug showed a cheeky statement (
"I just want to drink wine and save the dog ")
, Recycled cowboy pillows and tiki torch for empty bottles of wine.
Buy one of her handmade cards and she will type a personal message on her old Royal model.
Inventory increase for Tex
Mexican bar of New Mexico soap company
The design includes Lone Star State, cactus, Frida Carlo and Chihuahua, which will please dog lovers and fans of the local small league baseball team whose mascot is pints-size pup. ---
"Boring people don't want our boots," said Nevena Christi, owner of the specially customized rocbuster.
Made cowboy boots for nearly 30 years.
Some fascinating characters including Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Steven pilberg grab the Rockets. (
Check if there is an extra heel drop on the celebrity wall. )
But even ordinary people wear these broken shoes.
One of Chevron's geologists commissioned a pair of fossils.
Staggered formation and classic logo of the company.
A woman submitted 50 episodes, several of them
Her Jeep, pet dog, tennis, school badge
Cover Her boots like a quilt.
Visitors who can't afford to buy the $1,000 starting price can visit the workshop for free, visit the Guinness Book of World Records's largest pair of boots and a range of vintage boots, as well as new orders.
You can even try on a pair (
I chose corchella.
Desert Rose style)
Experience as a non-feelingboring person.
Three generations of avedres.
Herreras presents their talents at The Eagle's Path, Art Gallery at Tigua Indian Cultural Center. Yolanda (grandmother)and Albert (son)
Specializes in Pueblo pottery made of red or white clay.
Their mugs, plates, bowls and wedding vases (
A boat with two mouths for the happy sips couple)
In the portraits of Native Americans, such as bears, feathers, flowers, lizards and the sun, they are all brilliant. Pamela (daughter)
Building a scene of the birth of Jesus filled with traditional and non-traditional charactersgrandfather)
Make animals, birds and bugs in metal. Allie Hope (
Granddaughter, 10 years oldand Paul (grandson, 11)
Contribute to the treasure house of the family with painted wooden crosses, felt decorations, pottery and ojo de dios, or the eyes of God conceived with yarn.
Across the street from the store, two red deer are producing fresh things.
Baked bread for Pueblo bread, sometimes up to 30 a day. ---
With a stay at sanños Country Inn, you'll be convenient to Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. The four-
The Chihuahua Desert guest house is only 2 miles from West El Paso, although its proximity masks its address in New Mexico.
Marlene Ashina and her husband bought these three.
The acre property was re-named and renovated in 2002.
Out: The Original Cowboy and Indian board and the name of Bonk and John Ford-style props.
Dream home southwest-Mexican motif.
Each room is named after a spiritual animal or character.
In my Kokopelli suite, there is a private terrace and a fountain of gurgling, and the God of birth appears on the coasters, wall-hung and even soap dispensers.
Homemade breakfast included-
If you dare, ask Marlene for green pepper.
The terrace is also equipped with a brush to sweep away the sand blown up by the spring breeze. ---The two-year-
Old Hotel Indigo in downtown El Paso is a bed-to-bathroom, pool-to-parking-
Pay tribute to its hometown.
Nod to El Chuco
The nickname of the city
Starting from the garage, this is the site of the mural "El Paso city center" painted by a concierge section of the hotel. The street-
The first-class restaurant, the Downtowner, is named after the former occupant, the 1960 motel. On the fifth-
The floor lobby, the satellite landscape of the city cuts out the terrain of the cowboy, a tribute to the early clothing industry. (
The same is true of staff uniforms. )
On the floor of the guest room, the corridor carpet pattern echoes the shape of the Franklin Mountains, and the window box is full (
False to avoid slow and withered death)
Meat plants hung outside each door.
The colorful serapes warm bed, and the mimbre flower basket is reserved from Native Americans to provide lighting.
If you need a break from El Pasorama, direct a plastic akapura chair at the rooftop pool.
Then, close your eyes and let yourself slide south.
If you dream of robbing a bank at the Gardner hotel and hostel at night, don't worry: you're not drifting to the dark side.
More likely, you live in Room 220, 221 or 222, and on 1934, John Dillinger and two of his gang members went to bed shortly before their arrest in Arizona.
Oldest hotel in El Paso (
Kept most of its old
The look and feel of time.
44 private rooms and 6 dormitories were furnished with original furniture, and the evaporation cooler in the corridor exploded towards the Arctic air through the beams.
Early artifacts were displayed in the hall, including the death mask of Dillinger and the wanted poster. (
Over time, the owner can add the novel of Cormack McCarthy, who has been living and writing in the hotel on and off for two years. )
In the basement, guests can use the kitchen and playroom where they can play ping-pong. ---
Five points is a powerful reason to maintain authenticity and courage without sacrificing the taste of the hipsters.
"Old businesses don't want to be gentle," said Adam Bedoya . ".
"They want to keep a five-point feeling while bringing in some new life.
"New vitality includes this year --
Old Salt & Honey Bakery & Cafe, waitstaff Bedoya all-
Brunch and breakfast, in-room pastries and coffee drinks
Flights to Espressos
Across the street, Joe, bohemian cafe in Vinny & Bronson offers customers a drink of the trinity of coffee, wine and craft beer.
JVB's signature drink is Gold Milk, a symphony of ginger powder, honey, soy milk and cinnamon, accompanied by the gradual strengthening of espressos.
Around the corner, the panxing hotel, which opened in 1946, takes its wine and band to an open-air space outside --
Families are encouraged by an air terrace with full bar, stage and picnic table-style drinking.
Enjoy Buzz hosting live and loud music
Metal, punk and indie rock
Three times a week.
For a taste of the old five, take a red plastic tablecloth-
The covered table in the Italian kitchen reminds people of the Block 70 years ago. ---
Known as "border Ellis Island", El Segundo Barrio was established by Mexican immigrants in the late nineteenth century and is considered one of the most historic Hispanic communities in the country.
This is also a great place to go to Mexico without a passport.
"Do you want to try pig skin ? " Asked a woman behind the counter at Burritos y Carnitas Yoni, the company also sells burritos, tacos and tacos.
Pick up bilingual religious candles and Costco at Ruidoso supermarket
The size of the tacos.
The murals depict the people and past of the area in vivid detail. "El Paso Port-All," a 90-foot-
The long artwork on the international bridge provides a prominent El Paso reel.
Pictures include crocodiles in San Jacinto Square (
Once life, now carving)
A taco truck, a Mexican woman harvesting crops, a superstar in the Franklin Mountains, shines on two cities bordering the border. ---GOLocal Favs--
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