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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Discovers Border Town Delights at Rio Grande

Bouncer Discovers Border Town Delights at Rio Grande

"Tex Mex" conjures up many images — electrified fences frying human flesh, ZZ Top members getting their beards caught in a fan belt, and whatever genius first came up with the idea to deep-fry a burrito and call it a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big River

Big River

Pulitzer-nominated playwright Octavio Solis grew up on the banks of the Rio Grande. The river that separates the U.S. and Mexico is and was the site of high drama, from the days of the Mexican Revolution in the 1910s to…
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Culture, Stage Octavio Grande

Octavio Grande

The new play by Octavio Solis at Thick House begins like a good opera. There's a crash of thunder and the sound of rain, and a wild-haired boy named Pepin (who looks like a coked-up Che Guevara) comes out to…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Tamales

It's hard to find a good tamale nowadays; the once ubiquitous handful of stuffed masa has been more or less supplanted by the perfunctory burrito. But this Latin American delicacy, in which cornmeal dough is wrapped around the filling of…
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