August 1993 Issue

Features

Feature

Juke Joints

Since the fifties, they’ve been East Texas’ most colorful watering holes—bar none.

Columns

Mean Streets

Larry McMurtry rallies Lonesome Dove’s geriatric survivors for a last perilous, meandering adventure in Streets of Laredo.

Shopping

The Buying Game

Ikea appeals to twentysomethings who are beyond bricks and boards but not yet ready for a lifetime furniture commitment.

Environment

King Fish

One of the world’s magnificent game fish, tarpon are back in Texas waters. Can we keep them from disappearing again?

Web

Soy-Wasabi Sauce

Soy-Wasabi Sauce5 tablespoons wasabi powder (available at Asian markets) 3 – 4 tablespoons water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sake (available at liquor stores or Asian markets)Stir together wasabi powder and just enough

Pickled Ginger

1/2 cup fresh ginger, sliced paper thin with vegetable peeler 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugarStir all ingredients together in nonreactive stainless steel pan or glass saucepan and bring to a boil. Let mixture cool to room temperature and chill overnight. (Pickled ginger keeps

Grilled Pacific Salmon with Soy-Wasabi Sauce

Soy-Wasabi Sauce5 tablespoons wasabi powder (available at Asian markets) 3 – 4 tablespoons water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon sake (available at liquor stores or Asian markets)Stir together wasabi powder and just enough

Miscellany

State Fare

Spinning in its own distinctive orbit, Austin’s Mars has created a stylishly multicultural menu, with Middle Eastern, Pacific Rim, and Mediterranean cooking styles all getting their due. This grilled salmon in a velvety sauce punched up with Japanese horseradish demonstrates how the small, trendy restaurant makes culinary worlds collide. Owner

Reporter

Reporter

Stink Big

The sour odor of calf chips from an Erath County feedlot has one family crying foul.

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