Talk to TH: May 2013
“Thanks to TH for being my all-time-favorite reading material!”
PAUL HUMPHRIES, TH Facebook Fan
Thanks to Robb Walsh for mentioning El Azteca Restaurant [www.elaztecaustin.com] on East 7th Street in Austin in his story on enchiladas [TH Taste, March]. The best Tex-Mex in Austin since 1963! Though I haven’t been able to get there since moving to Garland eight years ago, the No. 1 Platter with a large lemonade comes to mind often.
STEVEN M. HANES, TH Facebook Fan
I loved Mary O. Parker’s story on Lammes Candies [TH Taste, February]. When I was a girl, we would go to Lammes on Austin’s Congress Avenue and buy a few pieces of divinity and a pint of Lammes gem (like sherbet in several fruit flavors) to take home. Mr. Lamme would give me a peppermint stick, too.
LaVERNE HEIN, Hermantown, Minnesota
Big Times, Big Bend
You cannot imagine how much I enjoyed February’s Big Bend issue. My parents moved to Alpine when I was three years old. They were adventuresome, and we went to all the places showcased in this issue, plus many more. We hiked and camped in Big Bend before it became a national park. We were at McDonald Observatory when the first mirror was delivered—what a joy it has been to watch the site grow and add more telescopes. Although it has been a number of years since I lived in the area, it remains one of the most fascinating parts of Texas to me. Thanks for a great issue.
JOAN BRADY BUZZARD, Lakeway
I recently renewed my subscription to TH and remembered how much I love reading the articles. Great April story on Uvalde. Spent 20 years in the area and will be going back this summer for sure!
MARY ANN LINK
TH Facebook fans respond to the April Postcards story on TxDOT’s “Rest-Stop Revival”: I now plan my trips with those stops in mind.
—PAIGE FEATHERSTON GORDON
We spend a lot of time on US 287 and I-35. Love the new rest areas.
—RENEA HO-GLAND TAYLOR
There’s a great stop on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont. Clean and spacious, with information and playground equipment.
TH READER RECOMMENDATION
Pad Ped and Feta Feta
Here’s a list of my favorite restaurants: In Beaumont, Elena’s Mexican Restaurant is family run, and
Elena’s Mexican Restaurant is at 1865 College St. in Beaumont, 409/832-1203 (another location at 6290 Phelan Blvd.). Chaba Thai Cuisine is at 4340 E. Lucas Dr. in Beaumont, 409/899-4500 (more on Chaba Thai Bistro at www.chabathaibistro.com). Café Pita+ is at 10852 Westheimer Rd. in Houston, 713/953-7237; www.cafepita.weebly.com (another location at 5506 Richmond Ave.).
From the May 2013 issue.