At Garcia’s, a store and restaurant in Matamoros, Mexico, you can buy a pistol-shaped bottle of tequila.
The modern city of San Antonio has grown up around the Alamo, and even on top of much of the old Spanish mission. They are woven together, much like the modern Southwest is with its past.
At Garcia’s, a restaurant and store in Matamoros, Mexico, you may buy a pistol-shaped bottle of tequila.
The michelada, as consumed in Brownsville, Texas. It varies from place to place, but for this version the glass is rolled in salt and filled with ice and tomato juice, to which the customer adds beer and tobasco sauce according to taste. The hand pouring Tecate beer in the background belongs to Brownsville-born novelist Oscar Casares. The hand pouring Tecate in the foreground is mine. (photo @kainazamaria/NPR)
Brownsville, TX - The Sombrero Festival celebrating Charro Days - a bi-national celebration held in Brownsville and Matamoros, Mexico. (Image by Nishant Dahiya/NPR)
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