You know I love the history of El Paso. I'm constantly fascinated by the architecture, the people, and even the restaurants that have made El Paso the great city that it is. There are a lot of great restaurants that have been around for a long time but there are just as many that were well known that have either been forgotten or have lived on in people's minds but they don't know that much about them.

Jaxon’s and Bill Parks BBQ are just a couple of restaurants that are part of a book that the El Paso County Historical Society published, Lost Restaurants of El Paso. Over the weekend, the EP County Historical Society held a pre-sale event for the book. The Saturday even was supposed to be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but the books were sold out by 1:00 in the afternoon. The money raised will go toward the upkeep of the EPCHS headquarters at the historic Burges House on Yandell. If you missed out on getting a book, you are in luck. The Society is offering more for sale.

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There will be 160 more books delivered to the EPCHS, and you can order them online by clicking here. You'll want to hurry because the Society isn't sure how many more will be printed and judging from the Saturday response, they'll go fast. If you would like to hear from the authors of the book, you can do that Monday night with an online author chat.

The El Paso County Historical Society will host a virtual discussion on the evening of Monday, March 8 with the authors of Lost Restaurants of El Paso to celebrate the release of this new book about several lost, but hardly forgotten, restaurants of the El Paso borderlands.

What: Lost Restaurants of El Paso Book Talk
When: March 8, 2021
Time: 7 to 8:30 P.M.
Where: To join the conversation click here

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