A proud native of Crystal City, TX writing about anything and everything I find of interest.
I'm doing this from a better e-mail address..I recall going over to Piedras Negras with my folks and having carne guisada & bolillos at the Moderno. I was like 6 or 7...1955 or thereabouts.
I remember a lot of trips to Piedras as well. We used to go to the market over there. A big open market. I could just about drive to it from memory but dont know if there was a name for it. I too was about 6 at that time.
I was last in Piedras and Crystal City in March of 2001. I had gone to Bandera for my mom's funeral and went to tell her friends in the Crystal City area.. I went over to Piedras and saw the mercado and had a beer at the Moderno.I still would like to know how to make the "tacos portuguesas".