Friday, May 15, 2015

New Mexican Food & Old Wyatt Earp Stories

May 15, 2015
   When someone says New Mexican in my family they are not talking about the state, they're referring to the state of Mexican food as in, "Where's the new Mexican food, Ese?"

   Phoenix Magazine did a big feature on Mexcian food and I culled out the new ones I want to try:

Daily Whip Out: "New Mexican"

I especially want to try the one with the weird name LA 15 Y Salsas at 1507 W. Hatcher Road. They have 7 different moles, including a "negro mole" that takes two days to make and has 25 ingredients. Ay Yi Yi! I am so ready to try this.

Daily Whip Out: "Yellow Sky Sunset Rider"

Yesterday I had a taping down in Tucson for the Travel Channel show Mysteries At The Museum. They were filming a segment on this dude:

Daily Whip Out: "Wary Wyatt Earp"

And we were at the Historical Society Museum adjacent to the University of Arizona campus where they have this artifact:

Wyatt Earp's "Baby Pony"

And here is the Travel Channel crew who taped my interview:

Travel Channel crew

"The palest ink is better than the best memory."
—Old Vaquero Saying


  1. TV people keep getting younger and younger ... looking.

    “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.”
    ― Garrison Keillor, Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

  2. Just saw that True West says that Travis and the boys at the Alamo were not fighting under the 1824 Mexican flag...

    R.M. Potter did extensive research on Santa Anna's Texas Campaign and the Battle of the Alamo. He interviewed many Texas veterans and, while living in Matamoros, interviewed several of the Mexican soldiers who took part in the campaign. He wrote numerous articles and pamphlets on the subject and is considered by many to be the first true historian of the Texas Revolution, and rightly so.

    In 1860, Potter wrote and published a pamphlet entitled "The Fall of the Alamo, A Reminiscence of the Revolution in Texas". In 1878, Potter rewrote the pamphlet in the form of an article for the Magazine of American History. In the original pamphlet Potter wrote, as a footnote,
    > "It is a fact not often remembered, that Travis and his men died under the Mexican Federal flag of 1824, instead of the 'Lone Star', although the Independence of Texas, unknown to them, had been declared four days before. They died for a Republic whose existence they never knew".

    What information was discovered that makes Mr Potter's reporting inaccurate?


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