Tex Mex restaurants first surfaced ouside the southwest region in cities with large Mexican populations. Diana Kennedy, noted Mexican culinary expert, is credited for elevating this common food to trendy fare. But it is foreign in that its inspiration came from an alien cuisine; that it has never merged into the mainstream of American cooking and remains alive almost solely in the region where it originated..." ---Eating in America, Waverly Root & Richard de Rochemont [William Morrow: New York] 1976 (p. A combination of the words "Texan" and "Mexican," first printed in 1945, that refers to an adaptation of Mexican dishes by Texas cooks.
It is difficult to be precise as to what distinguishes Tex-Mex from true Mexican food, except to say that the variety of the latter is wider and more regional, whereas throughout the state and, now, throughout the entire United States." ---Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, John F. 325) [1950s] "Mexican restaurants, whos popularity coincided with the arrival of large numbers of Mexican immigrants after 1950, have for the most part followed the from and style of what is called "Tex-Mex" food, and amalgam of Northern Mexican peasant food with Texas farm and cowboy fare.
Located in the community of Canyon Lake, just a mile from the Guadalupe River and a stone’s throw from the lake, sits Mystic Quarry.
The first of its kind in the area, Mystic Quarry is modeled loosely after such campgrounds as El Cosmico in Marfa.
When the Trents first saw the location, they were able to overlook the surface flaws and see beyond to what could potentially be a hip, modern camping experience in the Texas Hill Country.
Situated on twenty one acres, Mystic Quarry offers guests the option of staying in one of 15 modern, resort-quality “tiny houses,” five romantic tipis, nine cottages (which are pet-friendly) as well as RV sites with full hookups and primitive spots as well.
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Before this site was Mystic Quarry, it was a run-of-the-mill campground with RV spots and aging army barrack “cottages” that, aside from boasting a good location for river and lake activities, seriously lacked in style and charm.
Although withdrawing from his classes keeps him out of spring practice, Smart said that wasn’t going to happen in the first place.
“He wasn’t going to do that anyway with his shoulder," Smart said.
"So the biggest component for him right now is from a health concern and also from his rehab concern.”There’s still a chance that Thompson will join the team again fully for summer and returning to a normal routine has helped push that process along.
Keeping Thompson around the program has given him an environment that makes the recovery process, for both his health and rehab, a lot easier.