Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Chili Queens return

Before the health department shut them down in the 1930s, the Chili Queens haunted the downtown San Antonio nights with their spicy fare. This weekend -- and on every Memorial Day weekend -- they return to Market Square.

From Wikipedia:
They would appear at dusk, building charcoal or wood fires to reheat cauldrons of pre-cooked chili, selling it by the bowl to passers-by. The aroma was a potent sales pitch, aided by Mariachi street musicians, who joined in to serenade the eaters.


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