4 | LMT ¿QUE PASA? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008
LIFE goes on: Weekend packed with music, entertainment
By KIRSTEN CROW
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
boys and cowgirls will have an
opportunity to get a taste of what
exhibiting is all about with the Li’l
grounds, a number of contests
between the participating chapters
will be held between 9 and 10:30
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2008 Dining Out PAGE 13
Get ready for a star-studded and
jeans-clad weekend, as the Laredo
International Fair and Exposition
continues today and Saturday with
“Any little child can come out
and do a mock show for the judges,”
Martin said, explaining that partici-
a.m., including tug-of-war, sack
races, a washer-pitcher contest and
the three-legged race.
At 11:30 a.m., go hog wild with
Chicken on the go:
Mazatlán offers the best of the ocean
homegrown entertainment that pants will be given an animal to use the greased-pig contest, and at 2 Church’s opens new store LAREDO MORNING TIMES Unique on the menu is the
ranges from music to rodeos to a big for the show. “We try to get the kids p.m., check out the country cuties in smoked marlin, offered in the
livestock auction. involved in what we do. It shows the the Little Miss Cowgirl and Little Feeling chicken? There’s a new seafood place stuffed shrimp, tacos and
A Gateway City institution, LIFE little kids how it’s done, and they Mr. Cowboy contests. To eat, of course. in town, and it’s delicious! machacado.
kicked off the annual event Sunday get to exhibit and have a good time.” The main event — the auction — Well, you’re in luck. Ostioneria y Cocteleria There are also tacos “La
with about 140 participants riding At 7:30 p.m., the ranch rodeo begins in the exhibition barn at 3 Church’s Chicken has opened a Mazatlán is in south Laredo, at Paz” style, featuring fried
horseback from the old detention begins, featuring teams competing p.m., where the students will show- new location in Laredo at 2201 the Narvaez Shopping Center, shrimp or fish — or even oys-
center at Loop 20 and Del Mar in steer-tying, calf-branding, wild- case their prizewinning creatures Saunders St. at the Bartlett 4910 S. Zapata Highway. It’s a ters! — in soft corn tortillas.
Boulevard to LIFE Downs, a preface cow milking and wild-horse sad- and see the monetary rewards for Avenue intersection, ready to bright, cheery place with a blue- The fish fillets, so fresh you
to the ensuing festivities to come. dling, among other challenges. Just their many months of hard work. serve those chicken classics. and-white nautical theme, just would swear there’s someone
The LIFE Downs, off U.S. 59, are don’t forget the mutton bustin’, The ranch rodeo returns from It’s one of more than 1,500 right for a seafood joint. casting a line out back, are
a virtual — and literal — menagerie which finds participants between 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the rodeo arena, locations worldwide that serves But it’s the food that brings offered a half-dozen ways,
of activity and down-home fun, the ages of 4 and 8 and less than 55 and Gary Hobbs, a longstanding the fresh chicken staple, accom- the ocean to your table. including in a savory garlic
which will include a ranch rodeo, pounds testing their power to hang staple of Tejano, hits the stage at 9 panied by great siders like corn- Everything is extremely sauce, a hot chipotle sauce or
petting zoo, Wild West gun show onto their ride. to shut the show down in style. on-the-cob, mashed potatoes fresh — from the bright green oyster sauce.
and exhibitions of animals from “We give (them) little vests and Entry fee to LIFE is $5 for adults and gravy, french fries, fried sliced limes (no brown spots in Soups, salads, Oysters Ro-
rabbits, turkeys and steer to swine, Photos by Ulysses S. Romero | Laredo Morning Times helmets and put them on lambs, like and free for children 5 years old or okra, Jalapeño Cheese sight) and finely chopped pico ckefeller … desserts and the best
lambs and goats. From left, Christian Torres, Marcos Ornelas and Kelina Dominguez pull with all of their bull riding with sheep,” Martin said. younger. Bombers, cole slaw and fresh, de gallo at the table to the crispy limonada you’ve had in a long
More than 650 participants ages might during last year’s tug-of-war competition at LIFE Downs. Entrance to the mutton bustin’ It is sponsored by Budweiser, airy Honey-Butter Biscuits. fried shrimp and juicy seafood time — fresh-squeezed, of course
8 to 18 from 4-H clubs and Future contest is $100; applications are Family Chevrolet, IBC Bank, United But that’s all aside from the cocktails. You can have great — and so much more!
Farmers of America organizations and mock saloon,” will perform at by far the biggest days of the annu- available online. Rentals, Border Lease Services Inc., main dish: crispy on the outside, shrimp ceviche, or you can ask Order ahead at 729-0101. Or
were scheduled to come out different points throughout today al event, featuring live shows, But the party really gets started the Webb County District Attorney, juicy on the inside chicken. You for your own concoction of better yet, make the time to go to
Wednesday for sifting and weigh- and Saturday, Martin said, along including the ranch rodeo and per- when the sun goes down. Jay Perez, Vaquillas Cattle Co., Palenque Grill, can stick to tradition and get the shrimp, octopus, lump crab Mazatlán and enjoy your meal Photo by Cuate Santos | Laredo Morning Times
ins to determine if their animals with a petting zoo, featuring exotic formances by headlining Tejano Tejano star, hits the stage at 9 p.m. Powell Watson Motors, Toyota of regular, or you can shake things meat, squid and/or oyster. there. It’s well worth the trip. Mazatlán, the city’s newest seafood restaurant, is at 4910 S. Zapata Highway.
will make it to the exhibition, said animals such a miniature goats, artists, who will be sure to get the and keeps playing until the close of Laredo and UETA. up and go spicy. You can also
Dee Dee Martin, fifth vice president camels and llamas, Jerry audience dancing. the fair, at 1 a.m. (see story, page 6). For a full schedule of events, bypass the pesky bones by opt-
of the LIFE board of directors.
Additionally, some of the shows,
Hendricks’ chainsaw woodcarving
and the Old Frontier Western cook-
Today the judges will see the
rabbits, poultry and baked goods.
Although some would say it’s a
hard act to follow, Saturday starts
visit www.laredofair.com. For more
information, call 722-9948.
ing for the chicken tenders.
To top it off, you’ve come to
such as a mobile dairy classroom ing. Baked goods will also be on sale in the day off bright with the Cheer (Kirsten Crow may be reached the right place: the home of the ASIAN T.K.O. Bar & Grill Glass Kitchen 1520 E. Saunders St. 2801 E. Saunders St.
and the Wild West gun show, com- Although the fair began on the exhibition barn beginning at 1 and Dance Competition at the Casa at (956) 728-2543 or by e-mail at fried apple pie. 4100 San Bernardo Ave. 2119 Guadalupe St. 2330 Bob Bullock Loop 801 Park St.
plete with “mock gunfight show Wednesday, today and Saturday are p.m. At 6:30 p.m., the smallest cow- Blanca Ballroom. Back at the fair- firstname.lastname@example.org) 302 Corpus Christi St. 611 Rancho Viejo Dr. 1602 Guadalupe St.
China Bo 2307 S. Zapata Hwy.
2301 E. Saunders St. BISTRO 4220 McPherson Road 10500 McPherson Road
1200 Farragut St.
Leap into breakfast at China Palace Fuddrucker’s
711 W. Hillside Road
2602 S. Zapata Hwy.
Whataburger The Red Barn
6951 Springfield Ave. Alegria Bistro and Wine Bar
Mickey D’s Emperor Garden 107 Calle Del Norte, Suite 30 Jack in the Box 4902 San Bernardo Ave. 416 Shiloh Dr. Suite A2
Santa Fe Center
520 Shiloh Dr. 5106 McPherson Road 2118 Guadalupe St.
In honor of the leap year and 2701 E. Saunders St. Tori Mexican Grill
Genji’s Sushi Express 2612 Cortez St. 4507 San Bernardo Ave.
in recognition that many people 1012 FM 1472
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and Coffee Bar BREAKFAST 3501 San Dario Ave.
7110 McPherson Road Wing Stop
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get a free McDonald’s McSkillet Denny’s
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so act fast! 4717 San Bernardo Ave. Chick-Fil-A Quiznos Subs
BURGERS Mall Del Norte Food Court 1408 E. Del Mar Blvd.
That burrito won’t eat itself,
and starting off your day right
BARBACOA 2101 Saunders St.
5818 McPherson Road 7305 San Dario Ave.
IH-35 at Del Mar Blvd.
will make you feel more focused Burger King Church’s Fried Chicken The Steak Scape
Raul’s BBQ 7701 McPherson Road
for work and school. Yum! 1402 E. Saunders St. 1702 Guadalupe St. Mall Del Norte Food Court
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7045 San Dario Ave. 2502 Zapata Hwy. Subway Sandwiches
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’80s redux at BK 1620 Zapata Hwy. 9810 Mines Road
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Remember the ’80s? Burger 2320 Loop 20
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Jam trucks, and one of the two The Market Bar-B-Que 9811 Bob Bullock Loop
3914 McPherson Road 1302 International Blvd. 2319 Guadalupe St.
comes with each kids meal. Carl’s Jr. 2001 S. Zapata Hwy. 7605 McPherson Road 1102 Farragut St.
Pete Mims BBQ at Cosmos 10519 McPherson Road Teocali Tortas
Go online and you can even fill Wendy’s Popeye’s Fried Chicken
out a birth certificate for your new
201 West Del Mar, Suite 8 Dairy Queen 1609 Del Mar Blvd. 4800 McPherson Road
Pit Stop BBQ 4719 San Bernardo Ave.
doll or a driver’s license to operate 4205 San Bernardo Ave. 1212 E. Del Mar Blvd. 9312 Mines Road
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your new truck. 1319 San Bernardo Ave.