Why Serve 0 Margaritas Alongside Industrial Tortillas?
When I visit El Paso, I like to walk by the old Elite Confectionary soda fountain once frequented by José Doroteo Arango Arámbula. Most people know him as Mexican Revolution general and folk hero Pancho Villa. I like to imagine the grizzly, mustachioed, bandolier-wearing fighter finishing a fruity soda through his straw, breaking off pieces of peanut brittle to share with his men, or smiling at the sight of a bowl of ice cream. Villa had a heck of sweet tooth. He was also a staunch teetotaler who, during his time as governor of Chihuahua from 1913 to 1914, outlawed alcohol consumption. He also destroyed bars and wine cellars, according to the El Paso County Historical Commission plaque on the site of the old confectionery.…
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