LOCAL Houston | The City Guide October 2016 - Page 13

Enchiladas by the Book The definitive enchilada cookbook, coming right up! For nearly 18 years, Sylvia Casares has lovingly prepared and served the traditional Tex-Mex of her native Brownsville at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, with three locations in Houston. With her passion for the humble enchilada, fans began calling her the Enchilada Queen soon after she opened the first Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen in 1998. There are 18 varieties of made-from-scratch enchiladas on her menu, as well as enchilada tours that offer four varieties on a single plate Currently, Casares is putting the finishing touches on her first cookbook, The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales and More Classic Recipes from Texas-Mexico Border Kitchens, which will be publish in November 2016 by St. Martin’s Press. A Diverse Festival Season Our multicultural city is celebrating the best of Africa and Greece in October. On October 8, from 11am to 8pm, the Nigerian American Multicultural Council is planning their fourth annual Afrifest in collaboration with other African countries on the grounds of the Houston Baptist University campus. The event will feature special live music and performances, food and exceptional ethnic cuisines of different African countries, cultural artwork, country displays, fashion shows, games and kids’ activities. Across town at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is the 50th Annual Greek Festival taking place October 6–9. All the food is homemade and delicious, the wine flows and the dancing and cultural performances can’t be beat. This is a Montrose tradition you don’t want to miss. october 16 | L O C A L 13