Brownsville

Make Room for the Tamale Burger This Holiday Season

December 5, 2023 | By Ali Khan

After More Than a Decade, Books Are Back in Brownsville

May 18, 2023 | By Lauren Sierra

The window display of Búho’s downtown Brownsville storefront features a recently released Jodi Picoult novel, a Spanish translation of Deepak Chopra’s How to Know God, and the Dr.

How Brownsville Became the ‘Chess Capital of Texas’

March 17, 2023 | By Sarah Thurmond

“Once you’re a champion, you’ll be a champion for the rest of your life,” Jose J.

Las Ramblas Cocktail Lounge Brings Nightlife to Historic Downtown Brownsville

November 23, 2022 | By Danielle Lopez

From the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley: In Search of What Unites Us As Texans

April 29, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Brownsville

September 30, 2019 | By Chet Garner

Down at the Southern tip of our state, Tex-Mex is more than just a food group—it’s an entire way of life. And here in one of our most vibrant border cities, the cultures of two countries blend together into one incredible day trip. (And yes, I’m considering Texas a country.) This town started with a “bang” and continues to excite everyone who visits.

Eat Your Way Through the Taco Capital of Texas at These 7 Taquerias

August 29, 2019 | By José R. Ralat

The tacos you’ll find on Southmost come in three varieties: breakfast tacos, fried tacos, and beef tacos. Trying them all is essential. Breakfast tacos go by the name tortillas de harina because of the 10-inch flour tortillas they’re served in. They’re typically filled with ingredients as familiar as chorizo and eggs, or as regionally specific as weenies (sliced Vienna sausages or hot dogs) and eggs. Fried tacos, like tacos dorados (deep-fried folded corn tortillas) and flautas (rolled and fried), are also popular—some are drowned in salsa, earning the moniker ahogados. Most prevalent are the beef preparations like barbacoa, bistek (thinly sliced), fajita, and mollejas (sweetbreads). They’re generally smaller in size and served in orders of three to six—closer to what most Americans would recognize as “street tacos.”

5 Texas Restaurants That Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Food

February 19, 2019 | By Robyn Ross

If the thought of vegan food conjures images of a giant plate of alfalfa sprouts, it’s time to revisit the concept. These days, vegan restaurants in Texas tend more toward soul food than rabbit food, and they use creative stand-ins for beef (protein-rich seitan, made from vital wheat gluten), cheese (soaked and pureed nuts), and pork (the shredded flesh of the giant Asian jackfruit) that can satisfy even die-hard carnivores. While Austin has long been considered the capital of Texas’ vegan scene, other cities now offer stiff competition in the way of veggie-forward, animal-free fare.

Gladys Porter Zoo

November 4, 2018 | By

Charro Days Fiesta

February 16, 2017 | By

Eighty years ago during the latter years of the Great Depression, Brownsville business leaders—wanting to alleviate the gloomy atmosphere—planned a parade to celebrate what made the city unique: its border location and rich cultural heritage.

On Valley Time

January 12, 2017 | By Daniel Blu Tyx

When I told my wife, Laura, about my idea of a road trip across the Rio Grande Valley, she was initially skeptical.

Gladys Porter Zoo Summer Safari

June 9, 2016 | By

A treasure in the Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville’s Gladys Porter Zoo is a lush, 31-acre enclave built around a meandering resaca.

Just Passing Through: Brownsville’s Wild Side

December 23, 2008 | By Melissa Gaskill

The picturesque, covered entrance on Ringgold Street in Brownsville gives little hint of the lush, subtropical expanse inside, or the more than 1,600 animals that call this special enclave home.

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