February 1994 Issue



The Guns Of Huejotzingo

On the three days before Lent, amid clouds of smoke and the sounds of musket fire, this tiny town is the site of Mexico’s most chaotic carnival.


The Crying Game

When Houston’s pro sports teams collapse late in the season—as they may do this year—faithful fans like me are never surprised. We’ve almost come to expect it.



Jicama Salad

1 medium jicama, peeled and julienne cut Juice of one large lime Salt and pepper to taste Toss jicama with lime juice and salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve.


Texas Creole Barbecued Shrimp

Barbecue Sauce Base2 1/2 lemons, peeled and quartered 3 tablespoons coarse-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning 1 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 cup water 6 cloves garlic In saucepan combine all ingredients and reduce liquid by half. Strain liquid through fine-mesh strainer and reserve. Shrimp1/3 cup julienne red bell pepper


Texas Cornbread Pudding

Recipe from Brennan’s, Houston. 1/2 cup diced yellow onion 1 1/2 cups fresh cut corn, approximately 4 ears 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 cups whipping cream 6 cups crumbled cornbread (use your favorite recipe) 1 1/2 cups shredded jalapeño jack cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1 jalapeño,


Axes to Grind

When Stevie Ray Vaughan died, Texas lost its premier guitarist. Can any of these ambitious young players fill his boots?


The Deadly DA

Without regrets, Harris County district attorney Johnny Holmes puts more criminals on death row than any U.S. lawman.


State Fare

State Fare

Some like it hot; Texans like it hotter. That’s why Carl Walker, the chef at Brennan’s in Houston (3300 Smith), branded his barbecued shrimp with black pepper and poblano chiles. Double-daring the Southwest palate, he paired the shrimp with his spicy version of a down-home favorite. “I wanted to make



Iron Man

The quietest member of the governor’s fitness panel throws his weight around—at last.


Back to Shul

A group of renowned rabbis teaches many Dallas Jews the deeper meanings of Judaism.

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