Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016
Taquerías of Southmost Gallery ExhibitTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment
In 2012 Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) partnered on “Taquerías of Southmost,” a research, documentation, exhibit, outreach and promotion project. Texas Folklife conducted fieldwork...
Posted on Mon Jul 18, 2016
Taquerías of Southmost Gallery Exhibit OpeningWednesday August 10th6pm-8pmTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public
Featuring a talk by exhibit photographer Chuy Benitez and presentation by Mando Rayo, co-author of The Tacos of Texas, to be published by the University of Texas Press in September 2016.
Posted on Tue Feb 24, 2015
Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester. Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area. Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin. The district is home...
Posted on Thu Nov 20, 2014
Stories from Deep in the Vault: 2011 Travis High Edition is comprised of audio stories produced by Travis High School Youth during our 2011 Residency in Ms. Athey's Class. We dug into our Stories Vault-meaning our hard drives- and found some amazing stories that we've missed, or that we haven't shared before. From measuring your "Mexicaness", talking about spaghetti, or even delving...
Posted on Thu Oct 9, 2014
On Friday October 17th, Atlas Maior will be releasing a double album titled "Palindrome" at Whip In. After months recording, an international tour, and copious amounts of editing, the band is ready to celebrate.Atlas Maior will be paying tribute to this improvised album by featuring several guest musicians during their live performance. Together they will explore composition, and improvisation...
Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
The St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church will be organizing the 19th annual ArmeniaFest this year on the weekend of October 10-12 on the church grounds at 1805 Random Road, Carrollton. This is a cultural and food festival with an entertaining program of folk dances and songs, circle dance instruction, children’s games, art exhibits, delicious offerings of food, raffle, silent...
Posted on Wed Jan 29, 2014
Lunch at Odessa's Barn Door Steakhouse means business.
According to the restaurant's website, "The 'Legendary Barndoor' is a meeting place where many business deals are done. Someone said the other day we can always tell how well the oil and gas business is by the business at the Barndoor" (www.odessabarndoor.com). When I pulled into the parking lot shortly before 12noon, I was stunned to...
Posted on Tue Jan 28, 2014
Today I ventured to Ben’s Little Mexico “Legendary Mexican Cuisine”, a family-run restaurant that first opened its doors in 1947. I could tell the complimentary red salsa served with tortilla chips was made with fresh peppers, and its soupy character was matched with a nice bold, zesty taste. I ordered three beef enchiladas with “ccq sauce”. Because it was not immediately...
Posted on Tue Jan 28, 2014
Ever tried a Chihuahua Sandwhich?
On day 1 of my trip to the Odessa/Midland region I came across this interesting family culinary creation. Midland's Big Sky drive-in movie theater is one of three family-owned drive-in theaters in West Texas that is home to the Chihuahua Sandwhich. Invented by Ed Noret in the 1950's, the Big Sky version of this unique drive-in treat...
Posted on Wed Nov 6, 2013
Texas Folklife is conducting a statewide survey of regional foodways on Family Day Islamic Adventure at the San Antonio Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday November 9th. We invite you to take “a place at the table” and tell us your family’s favorite dishes, or the work that you do to produce food for your family or the market. This is part of a three year project that is now expanding into 29...