July 1992

Features

To Ellum and Back

Jun 30, 1992 By Dana Rubin

The face of Dallas’ most eclectic neighborhood changes every day, but its appeal remains familiar—and it keeps getting stronger.

Miscellany

Arcola Cafe

Jun 30, 1992 By Texas Monthly

When Birney Imes began working on his juke joint series in 1983, the black honky- tonks that nourished the Mississippi Delta’s rich blues tradition were being replaced by discos. “What attracted me,” Imes says, “was the creativity that went into that special atmosphere. The older places have a timeless quality.”…

Tough Choices

Jun 30, 1992 By Texas Monthly

Lawrence Wright’s “The Case For Castration” [TM, May 1992] provides an interesting view on the issue of castration, sex offenders, available treatment, and society’s concerns about the best response to such acts of assault and violence. As the article documents, treatment of sex offenders is a recent development. In Texas,…

State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Chef Oscar Mejia’s splashy tropical creations give a summer feel year-round to the menu at the Merchant Prince in Galveston. Located just off the soaring lobby of the beautifully restored 1879 Tremont House hotel (2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row), the intimate restaurant showcases Mejia’s idiosyncratic blend of Caribbean and Southwestern culinary…

Columns

Happy Babble

Jun 30, 1992 By Gregory Curtis

George H. W. Bush's commencement speech at Southern Methodist University was long on rhetoric and short on specifics. 

Reporter

Eye of the World

Jun 30, 1992 By Texas Monthly

Starting in 1923, Beaumont businessman John Gavrelos carved out a realm of his own at his J&J Steak House on the Eastex Freeway. Gavrelos died in 1979, but his Eye of the World, a tiny museum appended to the side of the restaurant, still lures visitors with its enigmatic jumble…

Elvisualizations

Jun 30, 1992 By Texas Monthly

Elvis fans will have their very own sightings in a new book, In Search of Elvis, just published by the Summit Group in Fort Worth ($12.95). The cartoon book is a knockoff of the prodigiously successful Where’s Waldo? children’s series, but Summit’s publicity coordinator Bryan Drake suspects that more parents…

Gold Star

Jun 30, 1992 By martylange

One of the state’s strongest contenders for a gold medal at the Summer Olympics will be San Marcos high jumper Charles Austin. That’s assuming that the 24-year-old Austin, the reigning world champion in the high jump, makes the team at the Olympic trials in late June. He is one of…

Web

Swordfish and Chipotle-Mango Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Grilled Swordfish 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning (sold in jars) 1 shallot, chopped fine 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 4 5-ounce…