Helen Thompson

Articles by Helen Thompson

Little Boy Lost

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Thompson

From the moment he first held a guitar pick, Charlie Sexton was said to be on the road to stardom, but high praise and high cheekbones haven’t kept him from stumbling along the way.

Vietnamese Restaurants

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Thompson

Austin Saigon Kitchen, 9200 N. Lamar, 512-837-9910. This modest-looking restaurant’s bracing hot-and-sour soup was filled with shrimp, pineapple, celery, tomato, okra, noodles, and anise. Vermicelli with rice-paper pancakes that were more like omelettes came with grilled pork, fish sauce, and a platter frilly lettuce, cilantro, cucumbers, and mint. Tender…

Vietnamese Grocery Stores

Jan 20, 2013 By Helen Thompson

Most of the specialty items needed to prepare Vietnamese recipes can be found at the following Asian and Vietnamese groceries. Austin Lien, Huong Oriental Market, 8610 N. Lamar, 512-835-9618. My Thanh Oriental Market, 7435 N. Lamar, 454-4804. Say Hi, 5249 Burnet Road, 453-1411. Dallas Asian Grocery, 9191 Forest…

Family Plot

Jun 30, 1995 By Helen Thompson

For Dallas writer Carlton Stowers, Sins of the Son is more than just another true crime story. The son is his own.