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Hanukkah Texas Style

Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen restaurants will offer Enchilatkes during Hanukkah 2018. The Tex-Mex dish is made with potato latkes topped with cheese-stuffed jalapenos, sour cream and pico de gallo. Photo: Kenny & Ziggy's

Houston based Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen restaurants is offering “Enchilatkes” during Hanukkah this year.   The dish features traditional potato latkes topped with deep-fried cheese-filled jalapenos, avocado slices, sour cream and pico de gallo. Yum.

Photo from Houston Chronicle.

Red Out

Red will be mostly out for the next week and posting only sporadically – if at all.

This weekend, Red will be exercising his new and entirely superfluous constitutionally protected right to hunt in Texas subject to reasonable regulations – whatever the heck that means.  For Red, the annual hunting trip or two is more of an excuse to enjoy the outdoors in beautiful fall weather, sit around the fire with old friends, sip some whiskey, perhaps even enjoy a cigar, walk through the woods with a gun pretending he is going to kill something, and occasionally take down a deer for venison or a wild hog just because wild hogs need killing.

After that, Red will be returning home to prepare the Thanksgiving feast and then head out with the family to meet up with the rest of the clan somewhere in the Hill Country.  This year Red will be roasting an organic turkey on the Weber, making a sweet potato casserole, fresh cranberry relish, a delightful green salad, yeast rolls, and a chocolate fudge pie.  Someone else is bringing the pecan pie.  And in case you didn’t know, Red is a helluva good cook.

So Red wishes everyone safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving – even Ted Cruz (TP-Texas).

Finally, Some Good News

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Taco Universe is Expanding.  Along with Red’s waistline.

From Dallas to Fort Worth, you’ll find more taquerias than ever serving righteous Mexican street tacos. Then there are the restaurants and food trucks that tuck Asian fusion fillings into tortillas. Velvet Taco’s tikka chicken taco, Good 2 Go Taco’s Thai Juan On, and Ssahm BBQ’s Korean tacos are among the mavericks with a following. In between these extremes are Mexican chefs and disciples of Mexican regional cuisine who tweak classic tacos with gourmet ingredients.

Gabriel DeLeon, chef-owner of Mi Dia From Scratch in Grapevine, adds gourmet specials to his stable of traditional tacos.

“The street taco craze started a few years ago. From my standpoint, it got boring. Chicken tinga, al pastor, fried fish — everyone has these traditional tacos, even food trucks and gas stations,” he says. “Chefs are trying to elevate tacos. An upscale environment is suited for upscale tacos.”