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For decades, the aroma of freshly baked cookies has lured kids to the kitchen. There's something irresistible about that combination of melted chocolate and sugary dough, and it's not something you simply grow out of. Thanks to Nestle Tollhouse Caf? by Chip, you don't have to. The sweetest shop in McAllen welcomes kids of all ages to browse cases lined with giant cookie cakes, gooey brownies, and old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies. On warm summer days, the shop also serves ice cream and, upon special request, douses customers with the cookie dough hose.

2200 S 10th St.

Vicente, the resident chef at Gazpacho's by Las Tablitas, specializes in incorporating Mexican flavors into globally inspired dishes. In some cases, these are pretty straightforward—empanadas stuffed with sautéed spinach and caramelized onions, or shrimp tacos doused in chipotle sauce. But the remainder of his menu takes a more roundabout route to Mexican tastes. He fills savory crepes, for instance, with poblano peppers and corn, while his paninis sport ingredients such as grilled chicken, avocado, and herbed mayo. Each globetrotting feast unfolds amidst vibrant oil-painted canvases in a lively dining room, which fills with the upbeat sounds of live music every Friday.

2451 Pablo Kisel Blvd

Established: 1995

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Most popular service: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage

Brands Used: Standard Process and Mediherb

Q&A with Dr. Susan Duv?, Owner

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?

Chiropractic, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Biofeedback, and our new Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage are the specialties here. We also focus on treating the whole person and give a Comprehensive nutritional evaluation for every patient upon request. We evaluate blood chemistry, hair mineral analysis, ALCAT Food Sensitivity and Intolerance, and saliva hormone tests in order to teach our patients how to become healthy with food and nutrients. When one knows which foods adversely effect our health and which are missing from our diets, we can correct biochemistry and help the body heal itself. Our 21 Day Purification Program is our signature program and the beginning of this process. Many have recovered from conditions that their medical doctors have given up on or considered untreatable.

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I developed a passion for healing work at a very early age caring for animals and helping others in need. I knew that I would be a healthcare practitioner. The accumulating passion is easy with over 19+ years of seeing so many people get relief from pain and discomfort with the help of Chinese herbs, homeopathy, nutrients, exercise, chiropractic, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, emotional freedom technique, biofeedback, or massage.

What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?

We take our time and make every patient comfortable with their starting point for wellness recovery. We do not judge. We foster personal responsibility in a compassionate healing environment. We use humor and relatable stories to help our patients connect with us until they know that they are in the right place. Our practice is based on referrals and we value our positive reputation for observing miracles of health restoration on a regular basis. We sometimes hire from our recovered patient base and feel that they contribute first hand to our wellness story.

201 West Queen Isabella Boulevard
Port Isabel,

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4810 North Raul Longoria Road
San Juan,