Friday, August 21, 2009

Where to go eat in Pharr?

Most of my friends from around the World usually ask, where would one go to eat if visiting the World famous Pharr, TX? Lucky for them and for you, I wrote two reviews of two restaurants that I think are as awesome as Negro Navarro (and trust me, I think the world of Mr. Negro Navarro and his great technical lucha libre work). Here is the first review that I originally posted on MySpace and look for the second review next week:

200 E Expressway 83
Pharr, Texas, 78577
(956) 702-7235

As one enters Whataburger, one senses the true nature of being in East Side Pharr. This area within the Rio Grande Valley region is made up of an ecstatic truth that makes the rest of the Rio Grande Valley look as false and as phony as an Oscar-baitish motion picture (Whataburger in East Side Pharr is an Ermanno Olmi film while the rest of the Valley is a horrible Cecil B. Demille film). Whataburger is the harmonious center of it all, where the community comes together in their joy and love of hamburgers and breakfast tacos. No superfluous dress codes here, social status does not come into play as one enters the beloved restaurant and encounters the community with open arms. When spending time at Whataburger, cocaine enthusiasts, geeks, criminals, pseudo intellectuals, and Negro Casas fans all co-exist peacefully and respectfully as they eat some of the greatest food ever created by the human mind. Oscar Wilde once said "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing." In my humble opinion, Utopia is the Whataburger in East Side Pharr and the humanity you find here, gives you a hope for the future.

Eduardo Martinez


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