The El Paso County Historical Society got mouths watering and memories flooding back with the release earlier this year of the Lost Restaurants of El Paso, and now you can get your hands on a copy and get up close and personal to one of the Sun City’s most iconic buildings.
The historic 101-year-old former Texaco Service Station at 2871 Grant Ave will be the backdrop for EPCHS’s Lost Restaurants of El Paso book sale event. You can learn all about Jaxon’s, Ashley’s Gardens, and Bill Parks BBQ among other lost but not forgotten restaurants of El Paso and check out the celebrated Central El Paso landmark.
From El Paso’s earliest days, the mix of travelers who have moved through Paso del Norte left their mark on the meals that grace our tables, as well as the tables of our lost restaurants, including the Hacienda Café and Café Central. Lost Restaurants of El Paso walks you through our city’s culinary history complete with pictures and menus.
The Historical Society will host the book sale event at the Texaco gas station on August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will recognize many of the restaurants and proprietors in the book, as well as be introduced to others you may not have known, all while having the chance to explore the familiar green and white pagoda-style architecture of the century old Texaco station.
- What: ‘Lost Restaurants of El Paso’ book sale
- When: Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Where: Texaco Service Station at 2871 Grant Ave
- Cost: $23.80 including tax