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ED ITORI A L

THE DOG DAYS

DÍAS DE PERRO

Florence and the Machine’s famous song once said “the dog days are gone,” however, that seems to not be the case for us as this summer has been one of the hottest in history. The “Dog Days” or Canicula we so dread is at our doorstep, and we certainly feel the heat here in Laredo. As is customary, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe during these high temperatures, stay hydrated, and wear plenty of protective sunscreen. This also goes for our furry companions. Make sure they have plenty of shade, a proper cooling or watering system, and the ability to hide from the sun’s powerful rays. If not, please bring them in as they can definitely overheat just like we do. The summer is a great time to bring the family over to the local pool, or to finally set up your own at home. Swimming is a great way for families to bond, especially right before classes start again this month. That dreaded return to school has us all yearning for the summer to never cease, but alas, all good things must come to an end. As always, stay tuned for plenty of other activities to enjoy this summer as we show you where the social hotspots can be found.

La famosa canción de Florence and the Machine dice “the dog days are gone,”. Ese no parece ser el caso para nosotros, ya que este verano ha sido uno de los más candentes de la historia. La canícula que tanto tememos están aquí, y ciertamente sentimos el calor en Laredo. Como es costumbre, queremos recordarles mantenerse seguros durante esta época, manteniéndose hidratados y usando protector solar. Esto también va para nuestros compañeros peludos. Asegúrese de que tengan suficiente sombra, mucha agua y la capacidad de esconderse de los poderosos rayos del sol. Si no, por favor tráigalos dentro del hogar ya que pueden sobrecalentarse al igual que nosotros. El verano es un buen momento para llevar a la familia a la piscina local o para instalar la tuya en casa. La natación es una excelente manera para que las familias se unan, especialmente antes de que las clases comiencen este mes. Ese temido regreso a la escuela nos hace desear que el verano nunca cese, pero, por desgracia, todo lo bueno debe llegar a su fin. Como siempre, estén atentos y a disfrutar el verano mientras les mostramos dónde se pueden encontrar los eventos mas populares.

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CONTENT August 2019 Vol. 4 / No. 8

Publisher Kuldeep S. Gyani II & Kari Hernández

Editorial Director Editor in Chief Kari Hernández

Creative Director Cesar I. Martinez

EDITORIAL

Senior Editor Oscar Castillo

Contributing Writers Alejandra Sada Frida Hernández Oscar Saucedo Jorge Santana

ART

Art Director Cesar I. Martinez

Ad Production Kenya Castillo

Photographers

Miriam Salinas Angel De León

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COOL FOR THE SUMMER

Fighting The Heat and Keeping it Cool

Luchar Contra el Calor y Mantenerse Fresco

Photos by Vbeauty: Vanessa Balderas, Ilse Rios and Karla Gonzalez Makeup Artist: Vane de Paz Wardrobe: Arabella Boutique Location: La Posada Hotel Model: Chrissie Wise

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA Kari Hernández

PR & DIGITAL MEDIA

Manager

Kari Hernández

ADVERTISING

Accounts Manager Kari Hernández kari@delaredo.com

Accounts Executives sales@delaredo.com (956) 286-1547

READER SERVICES

Mailing Address

1407 Calle del Norte Dr., Ste 117, Laredo, TX. 78041 Phone (956) 286-1547

Job Inquiries & Events Submissions info@delaredo.com

Letters to the Editor kari@delaredo.com

MEXICO Estela A. Naranjo Associated Editions

Photographer: Vanessa Balderas Makeup Artist: Vane de Paz

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A THEORY ON TIME TRAVEL

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ARE YOU OK?

Photographer: Ilse Rios Wardrobe: Arabella Boutique Photographer: Karla Gonzalez

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CA LENDAR

August 2019 THURSDAY, AUG 1ST - 4TH

Disney’s Frozen Jr. Laredo Little Theatre 4802 Thomas Ave 8:00pm

SATURDAY, AUG 3RD

The Wizard of Oz Movie Party Alamo Drafthouse Laredo 7:30pm

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Bronco Por Más Tour Sames Auto Arena 8:30pm

SATURDAY, AUG 10TH

José María Napoleón

Sames Auto Arena 8:00pm

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FRIDAY AUG 16TH

SATURDAY, AUG 24TH

The Pop Rocks Fridaze: The Madonna Birthday Party Edition

The Goonies Cereal Party

Frontera Beer Garden 8:00pm

Alamo Drafthouse Laredo 10:00am

FRIDAY AUG 16TH

Fight Fest XIX Sames Auto Arena 7:30pm

SATURDAY AUG 17TH

Back to School Bash Mall del Norte 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Mon Laferte La Gira De Norma Sames Auto Arena 8:30pm

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Maná Rayando El Sol Tour Sames Auto Arena 8:00pm

Events in DeLaredo City Guide are selected and reviewed by the editorial team. Due to cancellations and changes to events, please check with venues for updates. To submit an event, please send pertinent information to info@delaredo.com six to eight weeks in advance of the month it’s scheduled to take place.

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LIFE

A Theory on Time Travel

UNA TEORÍA SOBRE EL VIAJE EN EL TIEMPO BY ALEJANDRA SADA

Ú@thriftybordermomma WHO DOESN’T LOVE THE IDEA of time travel? The possibility of going back in time and altering the past to create the best future sounds like an amazing plan. But even if a working time machine was available, can the past be modified and have an effect on the future or will the outcome always be the same? Are our present life circumstances the result of our decisions in the past or is the present exactly as it should be following a divine or cosmic plan? Are we the masters of our own destiny or are we the cast of an already written movie? Albert Einstein said, “The separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one." This defies the concept of time that we all live by and that is of it flowing linearly in the indisputable order of past followed by present followed by future. My understanding of the German physicist’s words is that we live in a timeless never ending now. When an event occurs in the past it ceases to exist and remains only in memory. The future is merely a prediction so what we truly experience is nothing more than the present. What we now call the past was once the present and the future will eventually become the now. We cannot change the past in our current understanding of reality but we can change our perception of it. If the past exists only in memory and our thoughts around this past change, this will impact how we experience the present. Say I sourly parted with a friend in the past but instead I choose to remember a warm farewell. This will alter my current perception of this person and myself for the best and positively impact my expectation of the future. So instead of longing to stumble upon a wormhole, a black hole or the DeLorean, I have chosen to live in the timeless now. There is no past nor future only today and right now so I make the best of it. 16

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¿A QUIÉN NO LE ENCANTA LA IDEA de viajar en el tiempo? La posibilidad de retroceder en el tiempo y alterar el pasado para crear un mejor futuro suena como un plan increíble. Pero incluso si hubiera una máquina del tiempo disponible, ¿se puede modificar el pasado y tener un efecto en el futuro o el resultado siempre será el mismo? ¿Son las circunstancias de nuestra vida presente el resultado de nuestras decisiones en el pasado o el presente es exactamente como debería estar siguiendo un plan divino o cósmico? ¿Somos los dueños de nuestro propio destino o somos el elenco de una película ya escrita? Albert Einstein dijo: “La separación entre pasado, presente y futuro es solo una ilusión, aunque convincente.” Esto desafía el concepto de tiempo por el que todos vivimos y que se trata de que fluya linealmente en el orden indiscutible del pasado seguido del presente seguido del futuro. Mi comprensión de las palabras del físico alemán es que vivimos en un eterno e interminable ahora. Cuando un evento ocurre en el pasado, deja de existir y permanece solo en la memoria. El futuro es simplemente una predicción, por lo que lo que realmente experimentamos no es más que el presente. Lo que ahora llamamos pasado fue una vez el presente y el futuro eventualmente se convertirá en el ahora. No podemos cambiar el pasado en nuestra comprensión actual de la realidad, pero podemos cambiar nuestra percepción de él. Si el pasado solo existe en la memoria y nuestros pensamientos sobre este pasado cambian, esto afectará la forma en que experimentamos el presente. Digamos que me separé amargamente de un amigo en el pasado, pero en cambio elijo recordar una cálida despedida. Esto alterará mi percepción actual de esta persona y de mí e impactará positivamente en mis expectativas del futuro. Entonces, en lugar de anhelar troparme con un agujero de gusano, un agujero negro o el DeLorean, he elegido vivir en el atemporal ahora. No hay pasado ni futuro, solo hoy y ahora, así que aprovecho al máximo


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TRENDS

Golondrina Food Park WITH THE GROWING TREND of food trucks becoming a staple within our city, many areas have become designated to house these mobile wonders of deliciousness. Now more than ever, Golondrina Food Park is a welcome addition to the lineup of venues that allow us to partake in these urban cuisines. Golondrina opened its doors this past February, and has quickly become a local hotspot in North Laredo. Despite the summer heat, Golondrina Food Park offers a cool and shaded venue to come and enjoy your favorite food truck delights. From tacos, hot dogs, burgers, and burritos, to corn in the cup, ice cream, and frozen drinks, the assortment at Golondrina will have something for everyone. Come visit local favorites like Nomada, Tito’s, Camaron Norteño, Mulas, and the ever-refreshing Nido Bar. The lineup changes over time, so be sure and follow the official Golondrina Food Park Instagram and Facebook pages, or, just see for yourself and visit at 10211 Golondrina Drive. They are open from 11:00am to 11:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. 18

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CON LA CRECIENTE MODA de los food trucks convertiéndose en parte de nuestra ciudad, muchas áreas se han designado para albergar estas maravillas móviles del sabor. Ahora más que nunca, Golondrina Food Park es una adición bienvenida a la línea de lugares que nos permiten deleitar de estas cocinas urbanas. Golondrina abrió sus puertas en Febrero pasado y se convirtió rápidamente en un punto de acceso local en el norte de Laredo. A pesar del calor del verano, Golondrina Food Park ofrece un lugar fresco y sombreado para disfrutar de las delicias de tus camiones de comida favoritos. Desde tacos, perros calientes, hamburguesas y burritos, hasta elote desgranado, helado y bebidas congeladas, el surtido en Golondrina tiene algo para todos. Visita algunos favoritos como Nomada, Tito’s, Camaron Norteño, Mulas y el siempre refrescante Nido Bar. La alineación cambia con el tiempo, así que asegúrate de seguir las páginas oficiales de Instagram y Facebook de Golondrina Food Park, o visita 10211 Golondrina Drive. Abierto de 11:00am a 11:00pm de martes a domingo. BY OSCAR CASTILLO


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M A I N F E AT U RE

STAYING COOL Fighting The Heat Luchado Contra El Calor TEXT BY OSCAR CASTILLO, PHOTOS BY VBEAUTY: VANESSA BALDERAS, ILSE RIOS AND KARLA GONZALEZ, MAKEUP ARTIST BY VANE DE PAZ, WARDROBE BY ARABELLA BOUTIQUE, LOCATION: LA POSADA HOTEL, MODEL: CHRISSIE WISE

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IF THERE’S ONE THING WE KNOW about summer in Laredo, it is that the heat is a monster. Whether it’s finding respite on a blazing hot afternoon, or navigating the muggy warmth after a rainy day, finding and keeping your cool takes skill. There are so many small tactics we can use to abate the heat, so we thought we’d list a couple in case you’re planning a get-together. It’s so easy and tempting to reach for an icy cold beer or soda when the weather gets too much to bear. However, the better option might be to settle for a beverage at room temperature instead. According to experts, drinking warm water increases blood circulation along with protecting internal organs from damage. It is also better to relieve internal body temperature, keeping one cool from within. Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, grab a slice of the seasonal fruits. Juicy red watermelons and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons are packed with vitamins and high water content, making them the perfect snack for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. To keep things fun, infuse lemon and herbs such as mint or rosemary into a bottle of sparkling water for a refreshing drink. These are also great options to have for those spontaneous summer pool parties. A sluggish palate is a tell-tale sign that your body is feeling the effects of heat. On hot days, opt for lighter options such as steamed fish or chilled soups. Crisp salads of corn, cucumbers, snap peas and tomatoes are also great options. It may seem tempting to go for a cold beer or iced coffee, however, both coffee and alcohol act as diuretics that do not contribute to our recommended daily fluid intake. This means that in excess, along with the intense heat, it could spell out a dose of dehydration. If you must drink, be sure to chase every two cocktails down with a glass of water to stay hydrated. 22

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SI HAY ALGO QUE SABEMOS sobre el verano en Laredo, es que el calor es un monstruo. Ya sea para encontrar un respiro en una ardiente tarde, o para navegar por el calor húmedo después de un día lluvioso, encontrar y mantener la calma requiere habilidad. Hay tantas tácticas pequeñas que podemos usar para disminuir el calor, por lo que pensamos en incluir una cuantas en caso de que estés planeando una reunion o fiesta. Es tan fácil y tentador ir por una cerveza helada o un refresco helado cuando el clima es demasiado difícil de soportar. Sin embargo, la mejor opción podría ser conformarse con una bebida a temperatura ambiente. Según los expertos, beber agua tibia aumenta la circulación sanguínea y protege los órganos internos del daño. También es mejor aliviar la temperatura interna del cuerpo, manteniendo uno fresco desde adentro. En lugar de buscar una bolsa de papas fritas, toma una rodaja de frutas de temporada. Las jugosas sandías rojas y las frutas cítricas como las naranjas y los limones están llenas de vitaminas y alto contenido de agua, lo que las convierte en el refrigerio perfecto para una merienda a media tarde. Para mantener las cosas divertidas, infunde limón y hierbas como la menta o el romero en una botella de agua con gas para tomar una bebida refrescante. Estas también son excelentes opciones para esas fiestas espontáneas en la piscina de verano. Un paladar lento es un signo revelador de que tu cuerpo está sintiendo los efectos del calor. En los días calurosos, opte por opciones más ligeras, como pescado al vapor o sopas frías. Las ensaladas crujientes de maíz, pepinos, guisantes y tomates también son excelentes opciones. Puede parecer tentador ir por una cerveza fría o un café helado, sin embargo, tanto el café como el alcohol actúan como diuréticos que no contribuyen a nuestra ingesta diaria de líquidos recomendada. Esto significa que en exceso, junto con el calor intenso, podría dar una dosis de deshidratación. Si debe beber, asegúrese de perseguir cada dos cócteles con un vaso de agua para mantenerse hidratado.

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T R AV E L

Mexico City IS COSMOPOLITAN AND CULTURED ES COSMOPOLITA Y CULTURAL

MEXICO CITY IS, and has always been, the sun in the Mexican solar system. Though much-maligned in the past, these days the city is cleaning up its act. Revamped public spaces are springing back to life, the culinary scene is exploding and a cultural renaissance is flourishing. On top of all that, by largely managing to distance itself from the drug war, the nation’s capital remains a safe haven of sorts. Far from shaking off visitors, the earthquakes of 2017 revealed a young society who attracted admiration through their solidarity. A stroll through the buzzing downtown area reveals the capital’s storied history, from pre-Hispanic and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge. This high-octane megalopolis contains plenty of escape valves in the way of old-school cantinas, intriguing museums, inspired dining and boating excursions along ancient canals. With so much going on, you might consider scrapping those beach plans. 26

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LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO ES, y siempre ha sido, el sol en el sistema solar mexicano. Aunque muy difamado en el pasado, en estos días la ciudad está limpiando su acto. Los espacios públicos renovados están volviendo a la vida, la escena culinaria está explotando y un renacimiento cultural está floreciendo. Además de todo eso, al lograr en gran medida distanciarse de la guerra contra las drogas, la capital de la nación sigue siendo un refugio seguro. Lejos de sacudir a los visitantes, los terremotos de 2017 revelaron una sociedad joven que atrajo la admiración a través de su solidaridad. Un paseo por el bullicioso centro de la ciudad revela la historia histórica de la capital, desde el esplendor prehispánico y de la era colonial hasta su borde contemporáneo. Esta megalópolis de alto octanaje contiene muchas válvulas de escape en el camino de las cantinas de la vieja escuela, museos intrigantes, cenas inspiradas y excursiones en bote a lo largo de antiguos canales. Con tantas cosas sucediendo, podrías considerar eliminar esos planes de playa.


Museo Nacional de Antropología: This world-class museum stands in an extension of the Bosque de Chapultepec. Its long, rectangular courtyard is surrounded on three sides by two-level display halls. Este museo de clase mundial se encuentra en una extensión del Bosque de Chapultepec. Su largo patio rectangular está rodeado por tres lados por salas de exhibición de dos niveles.

Palacio de Bellas Artes Palacio de Bellas Artes

Book your trip now with Travel City. Call them (867) 714-8800 or visit them at Zaragoza #2153 in Nuevo Laredo. www.travelcitymx.com

Monumento a la Revolución

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BE AUT Y

EXCITING BEAUTY PRODUCTS TO TRY IN 2019

EMOCIONANTES PRODUCTOS DE BELLEZA PARA PROBAR EN 2019

We thought last year topped the list when it came to exciting and innovative beauty launches, but it turns out that 2019 is poised to give it a serious run for its money. The list of beauty products that are launching is already seriously impressive. Below you'll discover smarter-than-ever skin care, phenomenal foundations, the first-ever completely customized hair oil, and so much more from some of our favorite brands including Shiseido, Clinique, Living Proof, Pantene, and Tatcha.

Pensamos que el año pasado encabezó la lista cuando se trata de lanzamientos de belleza emocionantes e innovadores, pero resulta que 2019 está listo para hacerle el reto. La lista de productos de belleza que se están lanzando ya es realmente impresionante. A continuación, descubrirá un cuidado de la piel más inteligente que nunca, bases fenomenales, el primer aceite capilar completamente personalizado y mucho más de algunas de nuestras marcas favoritas, incluidas Shiseido, Clinique, Living Proof, Pantene y Tatcha.

Clinique iD

Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Survival Serum

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation

Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum

Prose Custom Hair Oil Genius Sleeping Collagen

Living Proof Restore Dry Scalp Treatment

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation

Pantene Intense Rescue ShotsRiley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

Shiseido Ultimune Amplifying Night Mask

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FITNESS

FIGHT BACK! BY OSCAR SAUCEDO

Ú@vitalnutrition_tx THIS FACEAPP THING got me thinking about aging and how I would love to delay looking like “old age me.” Judging from other people my age, it seems I’ve done a decent job of doing just that. Still, I’m definitely not what I once was! As the saying goes, “Father Time is undefeated.” We cannot avoid the aging process. Our muscle size and strength will decrease. Our speed, agility, and quickness will decline. Our power will diminish. Our aerobic capacity will dwindle. I’ve seen studies that say that 20% of muscle mass is lost between the ages of 40 and 60. I can only assume we keep losing quite a bit of muscle after that. I’ve read that power can decrease about 3% per year in our early 40s, and about 1% per year after that. I’ve researched that our aerobic capacity can decrease about 1% per year after reaching our peak. Lucky for us Average Joes, those numbers mostly apply to elite athletes, or people actually performing at maximum exercise capacity! They perform at a level we never (or very rarely) reach! That means that there’s a really good chance that—for a good while longer—we won’t notice a huge decline in our physical performance because we have yet to reach our best version of ourselves! As we age, we can and should continue to lift weights, run, jump, sprint, row, squat, lunge, and punch! Ageing does not mean we have to stop exercise. As we age, we may lift lighter, run slower, and jump lower. But now imagine yourself at 85 years old still lifting, still running, and still jumping! There

aren’t many 85-year-olds today still doing those things. In my opinion, ageing means there is EVEN MORE reason to exercise and eat healthy food. That’s what I call “fighting back”. Fight the ageing process every step of the way. Fight to stay strong, stay flexible, stay agile, and stay conditioned. Some people say that it isn’t living to limit your bad foods and to be in the gym every day exerting yourself. But I think it isn’t living to have to worry about fitting into an airline seat, or to have to be at dialysis 3 times a week, or to miss out on a grandchild’s wedding just because my body can’t take the stress of the trip. I want to live the whole time that I am alive. “Old age me” does have to keep a few things in mind, though. Older people can do the same exercise at the same intensity as a young person. However, it does take a little longer to recover. Get some guidance to determine your recovery time. As a general rule, you should keep improving every time you perform the same exercise (more weight, more reps, faster time, etc.). Your food and supplements play a huge role in helping you recover. You actually need MORE supplements as you age. Supplements help to promote recovery. The faster you can recover, the more quickly you can get back in the gym! Hydrate well and get with a fitness professional to help you choose the right foods to keep you fighting back at 100%. If you’re not fighting to live, you’re allowing yourself to fade away. Stay in the gym and in the fight!

Trojan Horse Burning fat is not about getting jittery and uncomfortable. It’s about finding

a way to unlock your body’s stored energy and releasing it. Feel energetic without the heart palpitations with Trojan Horse Non-Stimulant Fat Burner. One of the only fat burners I would recommend for someone with high blood pressure. And it’s great to combine with any preworkout if you prefer some stimulants.

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JALAPEÑOS PIZZA Think Outside the Box Piensa Fuera de la Caja


DINING

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Jalapeños Pizza 9802 McPherson Rd. Laredo, Texas (956) 722-7777

Spinach Sensation

Stromboli

Local pizza is always better

La pizza local siempre es mejor

Now that life is getting busy again, we may oftentimes opt to eat out or order something for dinner. Many of our first thoughts may be to get some pizza, but instead of getting that same old chain brand, why not try something local? Jalapeños Pizza and Wings has been serving fresh, delicious pizzas to Laredo for 7 years now. Stemming from a trip to New York, the Cuevas Brothers Victor and Marco were inspired by the many locales and returned to Laredo with dreams, ideas, and recipes. Jalapeños uses fresh ingredients, from their doughs and sauces which are made daily, to their higher quality toppings. Try out their unique takes on classics such as their Buffalo Chicken, Barbecue Chicken, and the classic pepperoni. However, as the Cuevas brothers themselves say, “Dare to try something different. Get out of the routine.” Try their unique Pizza Mexicana, a pie like no other topped with beans, chorizo, onions, tomato, and the titular jalapeños, or new favorites such as their Spinach Sensation. Drop the chains and try some real pizza today!

Ahora que la vida está ocupada nuevamente, a menudo podemos optar por comer fuera o pedir algo para cenar. Muchos de nuestros primeros pensamientos pueden ser conseguir algo de pizza, pero en lugar de obtener la misma marca o franquicia, ¿por qué no probar algo local? Jalapeños Pizza and Wings ha estado sirviendo pizzas frescas y deliciosas a Laredo durante 7 años. Partiendo de un viaje a Nueva York, los Hermanos Cuevas, Víctor y Marco, se inspiraron en los muchos locales y regresaron a Laredo con sueños, ideas y recetas. Jalapeños utilizan ingredientes frescos, desde sus masas y salsas que se hacen a diario hasta sus toppings de mayor calidad. Pruebe sus versiones únicas de clásicos como el pollo Buffalo, el pollo a la barbacoa y el clásico pepperoni. Sin embargo, como dicen los hermanos Cuevas, “atrévete a probar algo diferente. Salga de la rutina ”. Pruebe su exclusiva Pizza Mexicana, una tarta como ninguna otra cubierta con frijoles, chorizo, cebolla, tomate y los jalapeños titulares, o nuevos favoritos como su Spinach Sensation. Dejate de las cadenas y prueba una verdadera pizza hoy! AGOSTO 2019

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Sex On The Beach The Sex on the Beach sprung onto the cocktail stage during a contest in Florida to see which bar could sell the most peach schnapps. To claim that covetable title, the drink had to woo drinkers of all walks to the wonders of the fruity liqueur, and it did so by combining it with a super-group of booze-masking ingredients: cranberry juice, orange juice and Chambord. If you can manage to order one without cracking a smile, you won’t get much further than the first sip with a serious face. Ingredients 1.5 Oz Vodka 0.5 Oz Peach Schnapps 1.5 Oz Orange Juice 1.5 Oz Cranberry Juice 0.5 Oz Chambord Orange Slice (For Garnish)

El Sex on the Beach saltó al escenario de los cócteles durante un concurso en Florida para ver qué bar podría vender la mayor cantidad de licor de durazno. Para reclamar ese codiciado título, la bebida tuvo que atraer a los bebedores a todas las maravillas del licor afrutado, y lo hizo combinándolo con un grupo de ingredientes que disfrazaran el alcohol: jugo de arándano, jugo de naranja y Chambord. Si puedes pedir uno sin soltar una sonrisa, no irás mucho más allá del primer sorbo con una cara seria. Ingredientes 1.5 Oz Vodka 0.5 Oz Licor de Durazno 1.5 Oz Jugo De Naranja 1.5 Oz Jugo De Arándano 0.5 Oz Chambord Rebanada De Naranja (Para Adornar) 36

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RE STAU R A N T S

WH E R E TO E AT

Restaurants in DeLaredo City Guide are selected and reviewed by the editorial team.

ASIAN

BAKERIES

KÁ CAFÉ Has a lunch special, your choice of General Tso Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, or Chicken with Mixed Vegetable; comes with fried rice and a cheese wonton. 7510 McPherson Rd Ste 106. Laredo, TX 78045, (956) 568-5640 www.facebook.com/ kalaredotx $K

CAKES BY DESIGN provides you with exclusive designs for any occasion. Stop by 5517 McPherson Rd. or call (956) 791-5712. $$$K

KOREAN BBQ is the first Korean restaurant in Laredo. They offer beef, pork, chicken, noodles, seafood, topokki, and much more. Stop by and try something new from their extensive menu. Visit them at 3910 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite 304, (956) 724-8000 $$K PHO 1 allows you to enjoy hip décor

while you wait for a bowl of hot noodles or Vietnamese iced coffee. Open Monday thru Saturday. 7511 McPherson or call (956)523-0220. facebook.com/Pho1Laredo $$K

DELICIAS DEL CONTRY USA where you

can take your pick of cakes and fillings. This custom cake shop is well known for their original cakes and desserts. Open daily. Visit them at 1705 E Del Mar St. A-13 or call (956) 568.7081 www.deliciasdelcontry.com $$$K

GREAT AMERICAN COOKIE provides

fresh-baked products, perfect for every occasion and celebration. Visit them at any of their locations or visit www.greatamericancookies.com $K

PINK BOX PASTRY SHOPPE serves up the standards—vanilla, strawberry, double chocolate and red velvet—as well as special creations every day of the week.

Open Mon-Sat. 2909 Emory Loop. (956) 602-9167. $K

SWEET PASTRY SHOPPE for your needs of a custom cake for any occasion. Choose your cake flavors, fillings and icings. Just be sure to order far enough in advance to guarantee availability. 1202 E. Del Mar Blvd. or call (956) 796-1213. www.facebook.com/sweetpastryshoppe $$K

BURGERS  ALA BURGER offers the best burgers, wings, hot dogs, and fries in Laredo, TX. Their menu features a delicious selection of items, including build your own burgers, gourmet burgers, and much more. Monday-Saturday: 11am.–10pm. Stop by 515 San Agustin Ave. or call (956) 825-2033 www.alaburgerldo.com $$

BBQ  RUDY’S Quality Texas BBQ without skimping on the flavor. Offering the best in brisket, sausage, turkey, ribs, chicken, and pork loin, with their assorted gift baskets and famous sauce, they provide an experience of BBQ. Open daily. Visit them at 7305 McPherson Rd. or call (956)712–9629 www.rudysbbq.com $$K

T. K.O. is a locally owned family business,

that provides quality food in a family friendly atmosphere. Their specialty is barbecue, that is smoked in house daily. Open daily. Visit them at 520 Shiloh Dr. or call (956) 568-0447. www.facebook.com/ TKOSportsCafe $$K

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FIVE GUYS is the newest burger place in town. Burgers, Fries, Hot Dogs. 15 Free toppings to choose from. Open Monday - Sunday from 11-10. McPherson Rd. and Del Mar Blvd., www.fiveguys.com $$K FUDDRUCKERS offers a free-range, of all-natural, antibiotic and hormonefree game burgers and wild-caught salmon filets. Often lean and always tasty, try buffalo, elk, wild boar, ostrich or salmons. Lunch and dinner. Open daily. Visit them at 711 West Hillside or call (956) 718-4046. www.fuddruckers.com $$K JOHNNY ROCKETS has an exciting atmosphere that invites for great times and delivers equally great food. A place where friends and families can relax and escape their everyday routines while enjoying the spirit of yesterday. Open daily! Visit them at any of their locations. www.johnnyrockets.com $$K PINO BURGERS has been open across

the border for decades in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. They have brought their restaurant to this side of the border to share their authentic Mexican dishes with our community. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Visit them at any of their locations. www.pinoburgerlaredo.com $K

HAMBURGUESAS RIO Established in

1967 by the Ochoa family. Hamburguesas Rio offer fresh old fashion hamburgers, that are made upon request with 100% high quality beef and ingredients. Visit them at 3819 San Bernardo Ave. or call (956) 791-0161. $K

TONY’S BURGERS is the stop for a great a

tasty burger. Come to Tony’s and enjoy their tacos and enchiladas! Great prices and fantastic menu! Delicious and real home-style cooking!!! Mon–Sat for breakfast and lunch. Visit them at 2901 Chacota St. or call (956) 724-4017. $K

WAYBACK BURGERS is one of the newest joints in town!Always serving juicy handmade burgers and real milkshakes, crafted to order by a great staff. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Visit them at any of their locations www.waybackburgers.com $K

DELIS  CAFFE DOLCE is a cafe based in downtown Laredo. They love to support arts in all shapes and forms! Join them for any of their regular hours or weekly events. Open Monday-Friday. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.caffedolcelaredo.com $$K

DELICATESSE is an European-style cafe

that offers great food. They have the freshest and more delicious ingredients. Open Monday to Saturday. Visit them at 107 Calle Del Norte or call (956) 753 2246. www.facebook.com/Delicatesserestaurant $K

FLIP FLOP COFFEE SHOP is more than your average coffee shop: it is a gathering place to relax and enjoy each other’s company over quality beverages and fresh eats. 3910 E. Del Mar Blvd. Ste. 201 (956) 267-8228. $$K SCRATCH SANDWICH COMPANY a local “deli” using “a made from scratch” style of cooking. They have sandwiches, salads, soups, and specials. Open Monday to Saturday. Visit them at 6999 McPherson Ave. Ste 217 or call (956)744 2598. www.scratchsandwichco.com $$K TREAHOUSE is a modern twist on the

traditional tea house. Enjoy their customized brews and their exciting and oftentimes exotic flavors. Nothing beats the heat like a fruity tea. They’re putting on a kettle for you at 9802 McPherson. (956) 441-0161 $ K

FAMILY APPLEBEE’S is a full-service bar & grill

that provides hearty American eats in an informal setting. Open daily. Visit them at 7601 San Dario or call (956) 725 9900. www.applebees.com $$K

BUFFALO WILD WINGS is a lively sportsbar that dishes up wings & other American pub grubs amid lots of large-screen TVs. Open daily. Visit them at 6629 San Dario or call (956) 725 9464. www.buffalowildwings.com $$K BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS is a modern sports bar with a wide range of wing flavors, plus other pub eats & kids’ deals. Open daily. Visit them at 9651 McPherson or call (956) 722 9464. www.buffalowingsandrings.com $$K CHEDDAR’S SCRATCH KITCHEN Simple, honest, natural ingredients. Scratchmade recipes, handcrafted with care and time. Founders believed that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh just for you, it not only tastes better, it makes you feel good. (956) 723-4410, 2320 NE Bob Bullock Loop, cheddars.com $$K CHILI’S BAR & GRILL is an American casual dining restaurant chain that features a Tex-Mex style cuisine. Open daily. Visit them at any of their two locations or call for more information. www. chilis.com $$K

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DANNY’S RESTAURANT is a take-out and eat-in restaurant that features a great variety of Mexican plates . Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.mydannys.com $$K GOLDEN CORRAL is an American family-style restaurant chain serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. It features a large all-you-can-eat buffet and grill offering numerous hot and cold dishes. Open daily. Visit them at 5930 San Bernardo or call us at (956) 791 3373. www.goldencorral.com $$ IHOP is a long-standing chain restaurant that serves a wide variety of pancakes and other American breakfast & dinner plates. Open 24 hours. Visit them at 7503 San Dario or call (956) 753-9555. www. ihop.com $$K LUBY’S CAFETERIA is a family-friendly, cafeteria-style chain restaurant offering Texas-inspired entrees, sides & desserts. Open daily. Visit them at 710 W. Calton or call (956)722-3397. www.lubys.com $$K TONY ROMA’S is a family-friendly steak-

house known for its ribs, onion loaf & Romarita drinks. Open daily. Visit them at 5300 San Dario Ave. #125 Mall Del Norte or call them for more information at (956) 722-7427. www.tonyromas.com $$K

WING STOP is a casual counter-serve chain restaurant that offers a variety of chicken wings & sides in an aviation-themed space. Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.wingstop.com $$K WINGS TO GO a synonym to Award Winning Buffalo Wings and Sauces, offers you 19 different mouth-watering flavors to tantalize your taste buds. Don’t forget to add a salads or sandwich. Open daily. Visit them at 2019 NE Bob Bullock Loop Ste.C-150 or call (956) 728-9464. www. wingstogo.com $$K

INTERNATIONAL  BORDER FOUNDRY offers new and innovative ideas, a burning desire to please others, and pride in a job well done. Along with the God-given talent and love of cooking, these deeprooted traits are essential ingredients in Richard Mims’ recipe. Visit them at 7718 McPherson Ave. or call (956) 724-5907. www.borderfoundrylaredo.com $$$K

HOOTERS They serve a wide variety of menu items inclusive of Wings, Burgers, Salads, Seafood, Appetizers, Sandwiches,

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Desserts and Signature Cocktails. (956) 727-0011, 5700 San Bernardo Ave. hooters.com $$K  LOLITAS BISTRO is located on the north side of the city and offers a great variety of fresh and high quality international cuisine with a couple of vegan selections. Stop by for great ambience and an excellent place to try new drinks. Visit them at 6950 McPherson Rd. Ste C or call (956) 568-5334. www.lolitasbistro.com $$K  SIETE BANDERAS Is an International Fusion restaurant and a top-notch concert and event venue in Laredo, Texas on the Mexican border. Open daily, 901 Iturbide St. (956) 796-0210, www.7banderas.com $$K  TABERNILLA Is a lively, locally owned restaurant and bar, characterized by an exceptional variety of traditional and modern Spanish tapas, Enjoy the night with live Spanish music. Whether you seek a cozy night out with a loved one or you’re looking to spice up your nightlife, enjoy the sights, sounds, and experience of Spain and a modern Spanish Tapas bar at Tabernilla. (956) 523-0989, 7124 Bob Bullock Loop, tabernillalaredo. com $$K

ITALIAN HUNGRY HOWIE’S is the home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza. Every item is made fresh, fast and just for you, using ingredients like 100% mozzarella cheese and dough made daily. 2019 East Del Mar Blvd., Ste. 500, or call (956) 744-4444. www.hungryhowies.com $K  JALAPEÑOS PIZZA & WING offers thincrust pizza & wings plus salads, calzones & stromboli in a casual parlor ambiance. They only offer fresh ingredients and guarantee to satisfy your pizza cravings. 9802 McPherson Rd or call (956) 722-7777. www. jalapenos-pizza.com $K

JOHNNY CARINO’S offers Italian classics and signature dishes, such as Skilletini and Spicy Shrimp and Chicken. All of their dishes are handcrafted from the finest, freshest ingredients available. 7603 San Dario Ave. or call (956) 728-8945. www.carinos.com $$K OLIVE GARDEN offers a variety of delicious Italian specialties. Enjoy their freshly baked garlic breadsticks and your choice of unlimited homemade soup or salad with any entree. Visit them at 5319 San Dario Ave. or call (956) 796-0480. www.olivegarden.com $$K


RE STAU R A N T S SBARRO’S offers Italian favorites, like pizza, spaguetti and meatballs, lasagna and Stromboli to customers worldwide with nearly 60 years of experience. Today their moving forward, growing across the globe and looking toward the future. 5300 San Dario Ave., Ste. 116 at Mall del Norte, www.sbarro.com $$K  TRATTORIA MIA specializes in crafting authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. With its homey ambience and wide selection of wines, it is an ideal date location. 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. (956) 568-3536. $$K

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them in one of their two locations; North: (956) 568-1532, 6950 McPherson Ave. Ste B and South: (956) 723-1166, 2803 Zacatecas Street 78046 www.bolilloscafe. com. $$K

their classic plates or their meat by kilo, you sure will be satisfied with their service. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www. lacarreta2go.com $$K

quesadilla de panela. Hand toasted on a hot comal, never fried. Open daily. Visit them at 2019 NE Bob Bullock Loop #200 or call (956) 753 38 98. www.mexicosfood. com $K

EL CAPATAZ is designed to complement an informal social gathering. El Capataz uses quality everyday ingredients in a fresh, creative way to create casual pub food with a Latin flair. Our recipes are developed with flavor profiles from Southern Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Open daily. 7220 Bob Bullock Loop or call (956) 723-74 00. el-capataz.com $$K

CHARLIES’S CORONA is a classic place for drinks and appetizers. You won’t be disappointed with the margaritas and a variety of cocktails. Open Daily. Visit them at 3902 San Bernardo or call (956) 725-8227. www.facebook.com/CharliesCorona-bar-and-grill-152944101393938/ $$K

cooks with only fresh ingredients. They are the foundation of the handmade food found every day at Eduardo’s . It has a perfect place to sit on the patio with a margarita or sizzling fajitas. Visit them at 4160 S Zapata Hwy or call (956) 712-3414. $$K

that loves to make all natural authentic Mexican food. You can enjoy anything from traditional Mexican tacos, juices, and Mexican milkshakes. 611 Shiloh Dr. Ste. 13 & 14 or call (956) 568-0166. www. facebook.com/ArandasShiloh $$K

CARNES ASADAS LA PALMA offers delicious tasting fajitas, and until you’ve sampled the offerings from this local Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine restaurant, you won’t know. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Visit them at 902 E. Saunders St. or call for more information. www.facebook.com/Carnes-AsadasLa-Palma-29505136969 $$K

BOLILLOS CAFE offers only the best fresh ingredients for homemade-like food. It’s the perfect place to sit on the patio with a plate of sizzling fajitas. Visit

LA CARRETA CARNES ASADAS aims to provide you with the best quality meats in a fast and courteous manner. Whether you choose to order one of

ARANDAS is a family owned business

 LAS DELICIAS DE LA TIERRA offers a unique selection of both healthy and tummy authentic Mexican food. Come with the whole family for a light meal anytime. 910 E Del Mar, Suite 301, or call (956) 771-1100 $$K

DESAYUNOS MARLA is the house of biscuits, on both sides of the border this place serves the most traditional Mexican breakfast. Open daily. Visit them at 5904 McPherson or call (956) 729 9878. $$K DOÑA TOTA makes authentic Mexican gorditas, by hand, filled with deshebrada, Yucatan-style chicken pibil, and fresh

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LA FINCA COCINA is a Mexican eatery that delivers traditional, family-style dishes in an artwork-adorned setting. Menu items include classic Mexican dishes with new twists of flavor. Stop by 1713 E. Del Mar Blvd. or call (956) 5680162. $$K FONDA DON MARTIN is the place to be and try some really original Mexican food. Give Fonda Don Martin a try, and check out their Chilaquiles Toluqueños. Don’t forget to try their one of a kind lunch menu. Open from 7am to 3 pm. Visit them at 9652 McPherson or call for more information. www.fondadonmartin. com $$ K

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GORDITAS MONTERREY offers handmade corn gorditas filled with Mexican food. Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.gorditasmonterrey.com $ K EL MESON DE SAN AGUSTIN located in downtown Laredo, is one of the town’s favorite places to have a great lunch. Their menu includes their traditional enchiladas verdes, pozole, and many more unique plates. 908 Grant St. or call (956) 725-9299 & (956) 712-9009. www. elmesondesanagustin.com $K LA PAISANA is a Tex-Mex cuisine restaurant. This treasure is on the short list. No matter what else you get, grab a tortilla and some salsa, or the traditional flautas. 1820 Santa Ursula Ave. or call (956) 724-2311. facebook.com/lapaisanarestno.2 $K PALENQUE GRILL food is 100% Mexican with the flavors of the North Pacific Coast of Mexico that includes Sinaloa, Sonora, North and South Baja California. Don’t forget to try their “Puntas de Filete al Albañil”, Don Pancho’s favorite dish! Open Daily. Visit them at 7220 NE Bob Bullock Loop Ste 2. or call (956) 728-1272 www.palenquegrill.com $$K LA SIBERIA is well-know for their giant

tostadas filled with fresh breast shredded chicken topped with Mexican cream and avocado. They also offer tacos. Visit them or give them a call at 1217 S. Zapata Hwy. (956) 725-7839. $$K

TACO PALENQUE culture is that of fresh,

premium, authentic Mexican food. They believe every meal served should follow their tradition of excellence and their family’s first attitude. Open daily. Stop by any of their locations. www.tacopalenque. com $K

EL TACO TOTE offers not only tacos, but also a wide variety of Mexican favorites, such as, enchiladas, quesadillas, tacos al pastor and many more. Open daily. Visit them at 5603 San Dario Ave #1, (956) 725 8382 or 10211 McPherson Rd, (956) 723 9999, www.tacotote.com $K TACOS KISSI offers a variety of food in

their menu. You can find seafood, sushi, snacks, and Mexican breakfasts plates and of course their famous tacos. Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.facebook. com/tacoskissi $K

TACOS RAVI is the place to go for quick,

simple but great Mexican food. The Taco al Pastor, a corn tortilla filled with marinated pork, is best with a glass of horchata, a sweet rice milk with cinnamon, almonds and sugar. Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. $K

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TLAQUEPAQUE RESTAURANT is a festive

Mexican restaurant that has developed loyal customers in the past 25 years of business. It’s a great spot to sit and have a few tacos or a menudo bowl. 115 W Hillside Rd, (956) 726-6173, 7060 and San Bernardo Ave, (956) 722-8004 $K  TOÑOS BAR & GRILL is the go-to neighborhood spot. That has the most delicious enchiladas suizas smothered in salsa verde and stuffed with tender, well-seasoned, chicken fajitas. Open Monday to Saturday 11:30 to 10pm. 120 W. Del Mar Blvd. or call for more information (956) 717-4999. $$K

TORTAS YUKON are the traditional Mexican sandwich widely known as torta. They are full of flavors and mixture of ingredients. You can pick from a variety of combos or make your own. Visit them at any of their locations.www.facebook. com/YukonHoT $ LA UNICA started their business across the border, and the demand became so large on this side of the border that now we can enjoy their famous flautas and fideo soup with beans. Open daily. Visit them or call (956) 717-4089. $K EL VENADO RESTAURANT offers interior Mexican food. Be sure to sample the pozole, barbacoa tacos, and chicken fajita tacos topped with pico de gallo. Visit them at 317 W Del Mar Blvd or call (956) 791-4444. $K VILLA ANTIGUA COCINA is located inside Laredo’s International Airport. It is a great opportunity to have some Mexican food before taking off, Visit them at 1001 Bristol or call (956) 724 8452. $$K ZARAGOZA GRILL AT LA POSADA HOTEL

is well-known for fine dining with a latin flair. Visit them at 1000 Zaragoza or call (956) 753-4444. www.zaragozagrilllaredo. com $$$K

PREP MEALS  LAVIDAFIT MEALS delivering faster and fresher healthy meals on a daily basis. Stop worrying about cooking or driving around the city to pick up food. Visit them at 3660 E Del Mar Blvd. Unit 3, or place your order (956) 568-2873. www. lavidafitmeals.com $   K

SEAFOOD COSTA GRILL counts with more than seven years of experience in both Laredos. With favorites such as tostadas de mariscos and pulpo a las brasas, one will come back for


RE STAU R A N T S seconds. Visit them at 3910 E. Del Mar Blvd $$K  LA LAGUNA MARISCOS & SUSHI offers the best seafood tacos in town. They offer a wide variety of seafood dishes, from ceviche to sopa de mariscos. Don’t forget to taste their, also well known, fish chicharron and their awesome and original micheladas. Visit them at any of their locations. www. mariscoslalaguna.com $$K

LONG JOHN SILVERS offers great-tasting seafood. They bring a renewed energy to better the restaurant and guest experiences, innovative new meal options with great value. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Visit them at 5300 San Dario Ave. or call (956)7242184. www.ljsilvers.com $K MARISCOS EL PESCADOR not only offers great meals but also an unforgettable experience at any of our locations. The restaurant’s major concern is to treat the customer as if they were at home, and to offer unique tasting Authentic Mexican Seafood. Visit them at any of their locations. www.mariscoselpescador. com $$K

 PUERTO PALENQUE offers the ocean’s bounty on a plate. choose from an array of signature dishes and cocktails. Don’t miss out! 7120 Bob Bullock Loop 20 (956) 568-0851. $$K

RED LOBSTER is known as the expert in fresh seafood. Their commitment to serving quality seafood starts long before you sit down at our restaurant. Only the best fresh fish and live lobster. Visit them at 5315 San Dario or call (956) 791-5667. redlobster.com $$K LA ROCA SEAFOOD restaurant guarantees that all menu items are prepared with their homestyle recipes. These recipes make their entrees a traditional favorite for customers throughout South Texas. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www. mylaroca.com $$K

STEAK HOUSE LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE takes the quality of their food very seriously.They have a wide variety menu featuring woodfire grilled steaks and much more.

5300 San Dario Ave. (956) 728-8513. www.logansroadhouse.com $$K

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE has grown to become an undisputed home for great steak done right. Also featured are their very excellent margaritas. (956) 726-8504, Visit them at 5301 San Dario Avenue. www.longhornsteakhouse.com $$K MONTANA MIKE’S is a full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites. Their steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. Visit them at 2445 San Isidro Parkway or call (956) 729-1790. $$K THE TACK ROOM is a New Orleans-style

piano bar featuring a racing décor and theme. They serve dinners in one of the most elaborate open show-grills in the country. All cooking is done in an intimate surrounding. Stop by or call for more information. www.tackroomlaredo. com $$$K

TEXAS ROADHOUSE is famous for their

hand cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides and dressings, fresh baked bread, ice cold beer,

and legendary margaritas. Visit them at 5722 San Bernardo or call (956) 727-1164. www.texasroadhouse.com $$K

SUSHI MARE MOTO provides 1st class quality seafood and sushi at a reasonable price accompanied by a relaxed atmosphere and excellent customer service. With options other than fish, it’s a sure hit. Order online at maremotosushi.com. 8511 McPherson (956) 462-7429 $$   K POSH SUSHI specializes in Japanese cuisine while offering several international selections to satisfy a wide variety of palates. Visit them at any of their locations. www.poshsushi.com $$K SHIBU offers a variety of original and classic sushi recipes, bowls, or soups. Promising to revolutionize the game, come try the popular sushi burrito, the trend everyone is dying to get their hands on. 9802 McPherson Unit 116 (956) 441-0151 www.shiburolls.com $ K

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SUSHI MADRE specializes in Japanese cuisine with a Mexican twist. Their menu includes a sushi bar, yakisobas, teppanyakis, salads, and much more. There is something for everyone! www.sushimadre.com $$K TENSAI SUSHI LAREDO is the place to visit

if you’re looking for a new alternative. They use only fresh ingredients for fresh and delicious sushi. Visit them at 7718 McPherson Rd. or call (956) 701-3491. $$K

ZEN SEAFOOD AND SUSHI GRILL has an excellent atmosphere to provide the best sushi and seafood dining experience. Quality service and great food at reasonable prices. Visit them at 5517 McPherson Rd, Ste 8 or call (956) 568-7767. www.facebook.com/zensushilaredo $K

SWEET TREATS BAHAMA BUCK’S has been in the shaved ice business since the 1990’s, and the Laredo branch seeks to help with those blazing summer heatwaves with their signature confections and other treats. 10201 McPherson (956) 462-5459, www. bahamabucks.com $  K CHOKOLATEKA If you need something sweet but don’t want to eat heavily, then this is a must. Great dessert concept! Visit them at any of their locations or call us for more information. www.facebook. com/Chocolateka-LLC $$K LA CHURRERIA SABOR MEXICO Try their delicious fresh made churros with a café de olla, hot chocolate or a good espresso. (956) 568-6680, 7124 Bob Bullock Loop, www.lachurreria.mx $K DUNKIN DONUTS is America’s favorite every day, all-day stop for delicious coffee and baked goods. America Runs on Dunkin’. Come visit them at 7718 McPherson Rd #101 or call (956) 701-3451. www.dunkindounts.com $K FRESH SNACKS is the one and only snack place that makes its very own fusion of ice pops. Not only do they have the greatest white corn in a cup prepared with fresh white cheese and their special dressings but also many other snacks to satisfy your cravings. Come visit them at 120 W Village Suite 126 or call (956) 754.0767. www.facebook.com/ Fresh-Snacks $K HABIBI’S SNACK SHACK is aiming to become your net favorite with their varied menu including fruit cups, wings, funnel cakes, nachos, ice cream, and more! They can not only cure your sweet tooth, but offer lunch combos as well.

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KAÓ DESSERT BAR is baking macarons, cakes, and pastries, all made from scratch with love daily. Come indulge your sweet tooth. 7010 Rocío Dr. Suite C (956) 462-5131 $$K KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS offers a huge variety of doughnut flavors & shapes, plus coffee & frozen drinks. Open daily. Visit them at 6627 San Dario Ave. or call (956) 795 1122. www. krispykreme.com $K MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY specializes in serving ice cream and a variety of other desserts. Open daily. Visit them at Mall del Norte. 5300 San Dario Ave. www. marbleslab.com $K LA PALETERA You can find ice pops, fresh fruit cups, ice cream and much more. Open daily. Visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www. lapaletera.com $K  SAL Y LIMON SNACKS Located on the north side of town , it is full of all the good yummies we all like. Rusas, banana splits, mexican corn, hot dogs are just a few of the must try snacks. Visit them at 1705 E Del Mar Ste, A111 or call (956) 568-1118. $K

SHIPLEY DO-NUTS seek to make life delicious through their many varieties of doughnuts and kolaches. Open 24 hours, Shipley is here to satiate your sweet tooth any time of the day. 920 Fenwick Dr. Suite B (956) 704-5038, www. shipleydonuts.com $  K SMOOTHIE KING is a health-conscious chain featuring blended drinks in varied flavors, nutritional products & snacks. Open daily. Come visit them at 1408 Del Mar or call (956) 726-5550. www.smoothieking.com $K STARBUCKS COFFEE This is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain that offers a variety of coffee, teas, and pastries in a great and friendly environment. Open everyday. Come visit them at any of their locations or call for more information. www.starbucks.com $K

VEGETARIAN ANISE KITCHEN AND MARKET provides Laredo with an option for clean, vegetarian eating. A casual environment and great staff make it a great selection. 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite 220. (956) 441-0606. anisekitchen.com $$K EL QUINTO SOL is sure to satisfy your vegetarian cravings. They offer a vari-


ety of plates that are made with only fresh vegetables and tofu. Visit them at 2330 Jacaman Rd. or call (956) 795-1452. $$K

NUEVO LAREDO AL DAHABI RESTAURANT is a Nuevo Laredo staple, visit them and try their delicious international cuisine and their tasty carne asada. Open daily, 7am-12am, Fri-Sat thru 2am. Located at 1729 Guerrero, (867) 121-6035 www.facebook.com/ aldahabi1992 $$K CANELAS RESTAURANT offers seafood and delicious Mexican cuisine. Stop by for breakfast or lunch. Open 7am-11pm by Donato Guerra and Paseo Colon or call (867) 714-6359. www.facebook.com/ Canelas-Restaurant-119654058062818 $$K COSTA GRILL is your go to restaurant. They offer delicious and fresh seafood in a family-friendly environment. Open daily. 3147 Leandro Valle, (867) 714-4785. facebook.com/CostaGrillBar $$K LA HACIENDA DE COLON is a restaurant that offers regional Mexican food. Stop by 88270 Paseo Colon, to try our delicious food, or call for more information at (867) 714-1707. www.facebook.com/LAHACIENDADECOLON $$K MALENO’S CANTINA & GRILL offers delicious carne asada and cortes. Try the Chamorro de Puerco Adobado, the Aguja Real or the Cabrito al Ataúd.Open Tues thru Sun, 12pm-11pm. Stop by 1504 Campeche or call (867) 254-6412 $$K MENTA LIMON offers its customers a candy table, salads, catering service, private chefs for their events, drinks prepared to order and much more. Visit them or call for more information. www. facebook.com/mentalimon21 $

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EL PAPALOTE is considered “El Original Taco & Grill” because they were the first to include a great variety of Tex-Mex food in their menu. Nachos, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches and a pint of cold beer. 3102 Avenida Reforma, Colonia Jardin or call (867) 715-0021 or 0031. www.elpapalote.com $$K EL RANCHO offers Mexican food in a colorful space decorated with traditional murals and filled with great music. They have live mariachi show and folklore dance. Open daily. 2134 Guerrero Norte or call (867) 714-8018. www.restaurantelrancho.com.mx $$K SUSHI ROX specializes in Japanese cuisine. Their menu includes a sushi bar, teppanyakis, and much more. Vist them at 2919 Coahuila, #5 or have it delivered (867) 593-1574, www.facebook.com/sushirox.restaurant $$K TOMATILLOS offers Italian food.Go

with family or friends and enjoy our delicious food. Open daily. Visit them at 5032 Reforma 5038 or call (867) 715-1030. www.tomatillos.com.mx $$$K

LA TERRAZA ASADOR & BAR offers Mexican food in a comfortable and inviting environment. Visit them at 2916 Nuevo Leon 2916 or call (867) 714 4092. www. facebook.com/LaTerrazanuevolaredo $$K TANGO TANGO servres freshly made

pizzas, empanadas and other Argentine specialties. All empanadas are freshly baked in oven. Reforma 3609, (867) 715-2222 www.facebook.com/TANGOTANGOPizzasyEmpanadas $$ K

MIJITOS is a restaurant bar that focus on serving great seafood and delicious tacos plus a variety of national beers. Visit them at 2319 Campeche, Col. Guerrero or call (867) 714-2362. www.facebook.com/mijitos $$$ MR. ROLLO SUSHI & BURGER offers a buffet that includes sushi, burgers and boneless wings and other à la carte specialties. Opens 12pm-10:30pm Located at 4400 Reforma, (867) 714-7652, www.facebook.com/MrRolloNL $$K EL PALCO BAR & GRILL is a sports bar and restaurant focused on serving delicious pizza, buffalo wings and boneless. Open 2pm-2am, stop by 3934 Reforma or call (867) 120-6703, www.facebook.com/

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Mon Laferte is a force to be reckoned with Mon Laferte es una fuerza de la naturaleza


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MON LAFERTE NORMA MONSERRAT BUSTAMANTE LAFERTE was born on May 2nd, 1983. She is known professionally as Mon Laferte, and is a Chilean singer-songwriter and actress who is currently the most listened to Chilean artist on Spotify worldwide. She is also the Chilean artist with the most nominations in a single edition of the Latin Grammy Awards. She started her career at the age of 9, after winning a guitar in a singing contest. She received a scholarship to attend a musical conservatory in Viña del Mar at the age of 13, and soon after began playing in bars in Valparaíso and Santiago. A winner of reality TV song competitions, and a cancer survivor, Mon Laferte is a force to be reckoned with. To date, she has sold 1,500,000 digital copies of her albums and singles in Latin America, making her the Chilean singer with the most sales in the digital era. Mon Laferte makes a stop in Laredo on her “La Gira de Norma” tour. Show takes place on Friday, August 23, at 8:30 pm at the Sames Auto Arena. Some of her most outstanding successes are “Tormento,” “Amor completo,” “Si tú me quisieras,” “Tu falta de querer,” “Amárrame” and “Mi buen amor.”

NORMA MONSERRAT BUSTAMANTE LAFERTE nació el 2 de mayo de 1983. Es conocida profesionalmente como Mon Laferte, y es una cantante y actriz chilena que actualmente es la artista chilena más escuchada en Spotify en todo el mundo. También es la artista chilena con más nominaciones en una sola edición de los Latin Grammy Awards. Comenzó su carrera a la edad de 9 años, después de ganar una guitarra en un concurso de canto. Recibió una beca para asistir a un conservatorio musical en Viña del Mar a la edad de 13 años, y poco después comenzó a tocar en bares en Valparaíso y Santiago. Ganadora de concursos de canciones de televisión reality y sobreviviente de cáncer, Mon Laferte es una fuerza de la naturaleza.  Hasta la fecha, ha vendido 1,500,000 copias digitales de sus álbumes y singles en América Latina, lo que la convierte en la cantante chilena con más ventas en la era digital. Mon Laferte hace una parada en Laredo en su gira “La Gira de Norma” el viernes 23 de agosto a las 8:30 pm en el Sames Auto Arena. Algunos de sus éxitos son “Tormento,” “Amor complete,” “Si tú me quisieras,” “Tu falta de querer,” “Amárrame,” y “Mi buen amor.” BY OSCAR CASTILLO

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ARRASANDO: GRUPO BRONCO IN LAREDO The always fun and innovative Bronco are making their way to the Sames Auto Arena August 9th, at 8:30 pm. The Norteño Banda group has been a pillar of the genre since the 80’s, and now, 30 years later, they are still going strong. Having made their start from Apodaca Nuevo Leon Grupo Bronco has sold over 10 million albums to date. With new and returning members, the group continues to deliver its hilarious and energetic performances all over Latin America. El siempre divertido e innovador Bronco se dirige al Sames Auto Arena el 9 de agosto a las 8:30 pm. El grupo banda norteño ha sido un pilar del género desde los años 80, y ahora, 30 años después, todavía se están fortaleciendo. Tras comenzar desde Apodaca Nuevo León, Grupo Bronco ha vendido más de 10 millones de álbumes hasta la fecha. Con miembros nuevos y recurrentes, el grupo continúa ofreciendo sus divertidas y enérgicas actuaciones en toda América Latina.

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Lil Nas X

Old Town Road MONTERO LAMAR HILL, known professionally as Lil Nas X, has been a focus of much media coverage as of late. His collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” became an overnight sensation. That, and the artists prescence on social media as well as his coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community has made him quite the hot topic.

MONTERO LAMAR HILL, conocido profesionalmente como Lil Nas X, ha sido el foco de mucha cobertura de los medios últimamente. Su colaboración con Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road” se convirtió en una sensación de la noche a la mañana. Eso, y la presencia del artista en las redes sociales, así como su revelacion como miembro de la comunidad LGBTQ, lo han convertido en un tema popular. BY OSCAR CASTILLO

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MR. ROBOT: SEASON 4 COMING THIS FALL Mr. Robot has been a critical win for USA Network since the beginning. Stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater have received numerous award nominations. USA Network has not set a release date for Mr. Robot Season 4, but the new teaser trailer states that the final season is "coming this fall." Filming started back in November and is still ongoing. Thus, fall would be the earliest we could expect Mr. Robot Season 4 to premiere. However, given the recent revelation about a Christmas time setting, we might be looking at November or December.

MR. ROBOT: TEMPORADA 4 LLEGA ESTE OTOÑO Mr. Robot ha sido un éxito para USA Network desde el principio. Sus estrellas Rami Malek y Christian Slater han recibido numerosas nominaciones y premios. USA Network no ha establecido una fecha de lanzamiento para la cuarta temporada de Mr. Robot, pero un nuevo avance muestra que la temporada final "llegará este otoño". La filmación comenzó en noviembre y aún continúa. Por lo tanto, el otoño sería lo más temprano que podríamos esperar que se estrene. Sin embargo, dada la reciente revelación sobre un entorno de Navidad, podríamos estar hablando de noviembre o diciembre.

Hobbs & Shaw USA: August 2 / Mex: 2 Agosto Spin-off of the film franchise Fast & Furious, which follows the American policeman Hobbs and the British mercenary Shaw. In the past, Hobbs jailed Shaw after he tried to kill him. Now they must team up to fight the terrorist Brixton, who has a supernatural strength. 62

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FUN WITH FABRICS

Choose Your Style This School Year Elige Tu Estilo Este Año Escolar


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GET THE RIGHT KIND OF SHIRT FOR THE HEAT Going back to school means going back to those required school uniforms or dress codes. To many, these can seem very restrictive when it comes to personalizing your style and dealing with uncomfortable materials. That is why learning what textures and fabrics work best for what season is optimal. Cotton is one the best fabrics for hot weather. Not only is it cheap and hugely available, but it is also great for the heat. Cotton is soft, lightweight, breathable, and soaks up sweat, allowing heat to escape the body and for you to stay cool. Linen is also a good option though that one is a bit stiffer. Rayon is a man-made fabric blended from cotton, wood pulp, and other natural or synthetic fibers. It was invented as a cheaper alternative to silk (which also makes silk a good summer fabric). Rayon has very thin fibers, which allows it to breathe more than other fabrics and gives it a lightness that prevents it from sticking to a body in hot weather. Even if we are restricted in the designs we can wear and the types of clothing, we can always hunt for materials of our choice to make dressing in the morning one less chore.

CONSIGUE EL TIPO DE BLUSA ADECUADO PARA EL CALOR Regresar a la escuela significa volver a los uniformes escolares o códigos de vestimenta requeridos. Para muchos, esto puede parecer muy restrictivo cuando se trata de personalizar su estilo y lidiar con materiales incómodos. Es por eso que es importante aprender qué texturas y telas funcionan mejor para qué estación del año. El algodón es uno de los mejores tejidos para el clima caliente. No solo es barato y está enormemente disponible, sino que también es excelente para el calor. El algodón es suave, liviano, transpirable y absorbe el sudor, lo que permite que el calor escape del cuerpo y te mantenga fresco. El lino también es una buena opción, aunque es un poco más rígido. El rayón es un tejido artificial mezclado con algodón, pulpa de madera y otras fibras naturales o sintéticas. Fue inventado como una alternativa más barata a la seda (que también hace de la seda un buen tejido de verano). El rayón tiene fibras muy delgadas, lo que le permite respirar más que otras telas y le da una ligereza que evita que se pegue al cuerpo en climas cálidos. Incluso si estamos restringidos en los diseños que podemos usar y los tipos de ropa, siempre podemos buscar materiales de nuestra elección para hacer que vestir por la mañana sea una tarea menos.

Linen

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WH E RE TO S H OP Boutiques and Spas in DeLaredo City Guide are selected and reviewed by the editorial team.

SHOPS 909 HOME 3910 E. Del Mar Blvd. Ste.101. (956) 516-7741 BEJEWELED 1705 E. Del Mar Blvd. Laredo, TX. (956) 712-9090 DESIGN KLASS 7511 McPherson Rd. (956) 568-7743

DEUTSCH & DEUTSCH Mall Del Norte Dr. (956) 728 93 00

DOLLZ BOUTIQUE 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. (956) 413-6610

FASHION BAR 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd, (956) 568-3268

SARA BOUTIQUE 1705 E. Del Mar Blvd Ste. 120, (956) 727 60 30 SARA & ME 1202 E. Del Mar Blvd. #103 (956) 727-6030 SAN MIGUELICO GIFTIQUE 1605 E. Del Mar Blvd. (956) 712-2220

SHOP195 3402 E. Del Mar Blvd. Ste 195, (956) 701-3503 TWELVE:TWENTY 220 W Hillside, (956) 251-1334

VALENTINA COUTURE 107 Calle del Norte, (956) 718-0096

VELVET BOUTIQUE 107 Calle Del Norte St. 3B

FOREVER AFTER 107 Calle Del Norte Dr. #16a (956) 722-1200

CHILDREN

KALY’S CLOSET 8610 Mcpherson Rd Ste 220 (956) 568-0935

LA SPOSA 5701 San Dario Ave. (956) 717

THE NOOK AT 909 1202 E Del Mar Blvd #101 956-722-0036

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LE BOUTIQUE SHOP 8602 Mcpherson Rd #102 (956)251-9956

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(956) 726-4786

CASA RAUL 5719 San Dario Ave 956-7230303 4170 S Zapata Hwy 956-728-9200 1102 Grant. (956) 723 9621

MOORE JEWELERS 7815 McPherson Rd, Ste 105, (956) 724-5969

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MY DRESS 1605 E. Del Mar Blvd. Suite 104 (956) 754-9162

717 86 81s

MOMENTUM 1202 E. Del Mar Blvd. #103

N STYLE JEWELRY & DECOR BY PATY FIGUEROA (956) 763-7507 ONLY COLLECTIONS 101 W Hillside Rd. (956) 334-9240

PLANETA JEWELRY & BOUTIQUE 5901 McPherson Rd Ste 1 (956)723-4242

POLLY ADAMS 2301 E. Del Mar (956) 790

EL PORTICO 1705 E Del Mar Blvd 956-729IL RELAGO PREFERITO Mall Del Norte (956) JOE BRAND Mall Del Norte (956) 722 07 71 LOZANO’S MEN COLLECTION 107 Calle Del Norte, Suite 13 (956) 717-9799 MIKES WESTERN WEAR 1209 Hidalgo St. (956) 712 32 99

PICHARDOS MENS WEAR 5601 San Dario Ave (956) 218-8035

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PRAGUE BOUTIQUE 72715 E. Del Mar Blvd. (956) 727-2844

REGINA 1308 Grant St. (956) 724 41 66

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Are You Ok? BY JORGE SANTANA

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“YO LO MIRABA CÓMO SE ACERCABA A LA ORILLA, SIN BAJARSE DE LA LANCHA, HASTA QUE DE PRONTO VEO QUE ES INTERCEPTADO POR UN HOMBRE”. AL VER LAS LARGAS FILAS del puente internacional, me entra un poco de nostalgia. Todos por vivir en esta frontera tenemos alguna historia que narrar en tardes de carne asada, algo que tenga a los puentes como protagonistas. Puentes que son como la vena de ese famoso cuadro de Frida Kahlo, vena que unía a las dos Fridas, unía a los dos extremos. Hay mucho qué contar, desde agentes de migración prepotentes, aquella vez que se casaron a mitad del puente y se cayó el anillo al río, o cuando iba cruzando un sábado por la tarde y al voltear hacia abajo, en la orilla del lado pocho, un migrante entre las tortugas, me pedía guardar silencio y que no lo mirara…cuando de pronto una tortuga le mordió una mano y pegó tremendo grito, pero logró cruzar. Hoy les contaré sobre Eric, el gringo (loco genial como todos los gringos de frontera). Un hombre preparado, autor de un best seller en los ochentas “Pedaleando por México”, director de la fundación del Río Grande e investigador de la oficina de cambio climático en Yale, en resumen, a very important gringo. Flaco, alto, con esa apariencia de fotógrafo de National Geographic, pero perdido en la frontera, siempre quise decirle que África, era un poquito más para allá. El sueño de Eric, y vaya sueño, era construir un escenario flotante sobre el Bravo, donde se pudieran presentar obras de teatro, shows musicales, lecturas, conferencias, un sinfín de actividades, y todo flotando sobre el Bravo, llevando a artistas estadounidenses a la orilla mexicana para presentarse ante una audiencia mexicana esperándolos al margen, y viceversa, sin bajarse de la plataforma, y mientras no se bajasen, evitarían migración y aduanas y todas esas cosas. Suena genial ¿no? lo es, y totalmente posible, de hecho, un grupo de Fara-Faras que consiguió Eric cerca del bar El Gusano en Nuevo Laredo, se subieron a la plataforma de prueba piloto y cruzaron flotando, y tocaron para una audiencia gringa, fue hermoso el experimento. El único detalle que Eric no tomó en cuenta, fue la violencia, y cómo está secuestrada la orilla del Bravo por ya saben quién, y no hablo de AMLO. Una tarde, Eric me pidió acompañarlo en su lancha a buscar el mejor lugar en la orilla mexicana del Bravo para llevar el espectáculo flotante en su segunda prueba piloto. Frente a los Outlets, entre el Puente Negro y el Puente 1, empezó Eric a subir y bajar la orilla en su lenta lancha, mientras yo lo miraba desde el gabacho, por

fortuna yo había llegado tarde a nuestra cita y Eric ya estaba en su recorrido, por celular me dijo que daría un pequeño sondeo y después pasaba por mí. Yo lo miraba cómo se acercaba a la orilla, sin bajarse de la lancha, hasta que de pronto veo que es interceptado por un hombre. Dialogaron un rato y veo con horror, sin saber qué estaba pasando, cómo Eric desciende de su lancha y pisa suelo mexicano. Me levanta el dedo pulgar como diciendo todo está bien, pero yo sigo horrorizado, algo, sabía, estaba muy mal. Le gritaba con todos mis pulmones, de orilla a orilla “ERIC ARE YOU OK?” Eric no me contestaba, el celular tampoco. de pronto se van caminando, se pierden entre la maleza, ya no los veo, yo cada vez sudaba más, sabía que debía hacer algo, pero no sabía qué. En una decisión al vapor, sin pensarlo mucho, llame al teléfono de la marina, un 1-800 que encontré en Google, sin saber si servía o no. Para mi sorpresa me contestaron. Les dije que un investigador de Yale estaba en problemas, un hombre se lo había llevado entre la maleza, les di la ubicación, colgué y esperé, sentado, llorando, en la tranquila orilla, viendo como el agua mecía la lancha de Eric, como si no hubiera pasado nada. De pronto, 2 tanquetas y una camioneta de la marina arribaron, yo entre feliz y temeroso, inspeccionaron la lancha, y de entre la maleza, veo como estaban hablando con el hombre que se había llevado a mi amigo, y con Eric. Momentos más tarde, Eric, bajo la vigilancia de los soldados, sube a su lancha, y regresa lentamente a la orilla, donde estaba yo. Nos damos un abrazo bastante emocionados, nos vamos de ahí inmediatamente. Volvemos al hotel donde se hospedaba Eric, que estaba a sólo unos pasos, el hotel redondo antiguo, que hoy está dilapidado, junto a los outlets. Subimos al último piso, íbamos temblando, entramos al cuarto, me sirve un jugo de naranja del mini bar, era lo único que tenía para ofrecerme, y me dice que le salvé la vida, mientras por la ventana, el Bravo, majestuoso, nos envolvía los ojos. Hoy Eric vive en Londres, nada más y nada menos que sobre el río Támesis, en una casa-barco. Ya construyó su escenario flotante y ha hecho presentaciones sobre el río, claro, sin FaraFaras de El Gusano Bar, eso sí. En fin querido lector, así están las cosas, y chin chin el que se raje. -jorgesantana1@gmail.com AGOSTO 2019

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KYOTO ANIMATION FIRE

MARVEL'S PHASE 4

In what has been described as Japan’s

En lo que se ha descrito como el mayor caso

biggest case of domestic terrorism, the

de terrorismo doméstico en Japón, el incen-

Kyoto Animation Studio arson incident

dio del estudio de animacion Kyoto Anima-

has left both the nation as well fans all

tion ha dejado a la nación y también a los

over the world with a heavy heart. On

fans de todo el mundo con el corazón en

the morning of July 18, the building

pena. La mañana del 18 de julio, el edificio

located in Fushimi ward of Kyoto was

ubicado en el barrio de Fushimi de Kyoto

set ablaze, an incident which involved

fue incendiado, durante el incidente había

at least 74 people inside the building at

al menos a 74 personas en el edificio. Un

the time of the fire. A total of 35 people

total de 35 personas murieron, haciendo

were killed, making this one of Japan’s

de este uno de los incendios más devasta-

At Comic Con this past month, Marvel

most devastating fires. The suspect was

dores de Japón. El sospechoso fue arres-

announced its much awaited “Phase 4”

arrested, claiming the studio had stolen

tado, alegando que el estudio había robado

for its cinematic universe. The announce-

his idea for a novel. The internet rallied

su idea de una novela. El Internet se unió

ment revealed many of the incoming

behind the studio and the victims, rais-

detrás del estudio y las víctimas, recau-

projects for the next couple years of

ing money and sending messages of

diendo dinero y enviando mensajes de

what will be the future of the company.

support to all involved.

apoyo a todos los involucrados.

In this plan are included sequels for Thor, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther, as well as the much awaited Black Widow movie, and several tv shows and spinoffs which are scheduled to release on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+. A new Blade movie was also revealed as well as a confirmation that The Fantastic Four and the X-Men will finally join the MCU in the future. Which projects are

POKEMON IN DANGER?

you looking forward to? E3 2019 was a huge buzz of excite-

El E3 2019 fue un gran revuelo de emoción

ment this year as so many sequels to

este año, ya que se anunciaron tantas

En Comic Con, el mes pasado, Marvel

beloved series were announced as well

secuelas de series queridas al igual que

anunció su muy esperada "Fase 4" para

as completely new series. However, one

series completamente nuevas. Sin embargo,

su universo cinematográfico. El anuncio

of the most anticipated games, Pokemon

uno de los juegos más esperados, Pokemon

reveló muchos de los proyectos entran-

Sword and Shield, the latest in the series

Sword and Shield, el último de la serie para

tes para los próximos dos años de lo que

for Nintendo Switch, was met with anger

Nintendo Switch, se encontró con la ira de

será el futuro de la compañía. En este

from longtime fans. Game producer

los fanáticos. El productor del juego Junichi

plan se incluyen las secuelas de Thor,

Junichi Masuda confirmed that the new

Masuda confirmó que el nuevo juego tendría

Doctor Strange y Black Panther, así como

game would have to cut about half of the

que cortar aproximadamente la mitad de los

la muy esperada película de Black Widow,

Pokemon from the game. As of genera-

Pokémon del juego. A partir de la genera-

y varios programas de televisión que se

tion 7, there are 800 creatures to encoun-

ción 7, hay 800 criaturas para encontrar en

lanzarán en el nuevo servicio de trans-

ter in the series, not counting the new

la serie, sin contar las nuevas que apare-

misión de Disney, Disney +. También se

ones that will appear in Sword and Shield.

cerán en Sword y Shield. Esto significa que

reveló una nueva película de Blade y una

This means between 300 or 400 may

se pueden cortar entre 300 o 400 debido

confirmación de que Los Cuatro Fantas-

be cut out due to hardware limitations.

a limitaciones de hardware. Mientras los

ticos y los X-Men finalmente se unirán al

While fans threaten to boycott, We must

fanáticos amenazan con boicotear, debe-

MCU en el futuro. ¿Qué proyectos estás

wait until November to see Game Freak’s

mos esperar hasta noviembre para ver el

esperando?

and Nintendo’s final verdict.

veredicto final de Game Freak y Nintendo.

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