Last season was a hallmark season at Sunland Park when wagers skyrocketed 32% to nearly $54 million, yielding big returns for equine enthusiasts with an eye for winners. Bet a doll hair or two and watch the global stampede of speed-steeds in Sunland Park’s Simulcast Lounge and throughout the Grandstand and Turf Club areas. Your simulcast program will serve as a papery fountain of horseracing knowledge, helping you make wise wagers and avoiding such foolish bets as taking the long odds on Hägar the Horrible being funny tomorrow. In addition to a $10 betting voucher, you and your fellow Equus ferus caballus admirer can feed on cheeseburgers, soft drinks, and French fries while comparing the goofiest horse rap monikers on your profile sheet.
Light streams through a vast Tiffany glass dome and illuminates an elegant dining room with help from glittering chandeliers. This is the first thing most diners notice upon stepping into The Dome Restaurant's dining area, an elegant eatery located within the Camino Real hotel. The kitchen churns out upscale fare that includes grilled prime rib eye served with a spicy red-pepper horseradish chimichurri and mashed potatoes, duck-confit spring rolls, and pan-seared fillets with orange sauce. A luxurious rug sprawls across The Dome Restaurant’s floor, and intimate tables invite diners to linger alongside vaulted, arched windows. Directly beneath the showstopping, ornately carved ceiling, backed stools perform maypole dances around a circular bar, which had its edges filed down by a Brobdingnagian manicurist.
About two years ago, a savory drink called dayvasos began to rapidly gain popularity in Juárez, Mexico. It was originally rumored to be a hangover cure, but people began sipping it for its taste rather than its function; " "Now kids have it, abuelitas (grandmothers) too," Dayvasos JN co-owner Miguel Ortiz told an El Paso Times writer. Clamato tomato juice, freshly squeezed lime juice, chile powder, and a secret ingredient called "Dayvasalsa" are the building block of a dayvaso; bartenders top this blend with additions such as beef jerky, fresh or dried shrimp, or clams. Some patrons like to mix dayvasos with beer, and Ortiz accommodates them by stocking Mexican and domestic brews, which are also available to take home.
Angelo Saucedo opened J.R.'s Coney Island in 1920, and the eatery supplied El Paso with hot dogs and other classic snacks for 80 years before closing. But thanks to the original owner’s descendants, who reopened Coney Island at 4224 North Mesa Street, diners can continue to savor longtime favorites. The menu includes hot dogs in steamed buns with housemade chili, juicy burgers with housemade french fries, and Mexican specialties such as tacos, quesadillas, and flan, which one El Paso Times writer wrote "tasted like my great-grandmother's -- old school." The family that runs the restaurant also hosts hot-dog-eating contests that benefit ovarian cancer research.
Since the inception of its flagship location in 1973, Golden Corral has continued to load plates with an ever-expanding menu of homestyle fare served in a family-oriented atmosphere. Among the never-ending dinner buffet’s offerings, 15 types of protein, including sirloin steaks cut and aged on the premises, pair with comfort-fare staples such as mac 'n' cheese and banana pudding. At lunch, pot roast simmered for 12 hours and made-from-scratch meatloaf fill the buffet’s ranks, and breakfast promises made-to-order omelets, hearty slices of ham and sausage, and sizzling hash browns. Each of Golden Corral’s locations opens its doors to group events, seating parties of 25 or more, or one house of Congress in recess.