Monthly Archives: November 2010

Marfa News

Thursdays in Marfa bring a bit of excitement: the local paper – The Big Bend Sentinel – is published. (Can you call a paper “local” if it covers an area  of more than a million acres? I guess so, if the associated … Continue reading

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Manhattan / Marfa

In deciding to spend a month in Marfa, I wanted to go somewhere that was about as different from Manhattan as I could find. Some thoughts on the two places. Manhattan / Marfa: honking horns / cactus thorns a thousand bars … Continue reading

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My Hundred-Mile Drive for Pie

One of the (few) food places I’d read about in the Big Bend region was Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit Bakery in Marathon Texas, known for its fried pies. Marathon is 56 miles from Marfa – a long way to drive for … Continue reading

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I Am Planning My Day Around Pie

Okay, after 3 weeks in Marfa and West Texas, I am planning my day around Pie. Specifically, The Fried Pies at Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit Bakery in Marathon, Texas. I am not even a particularly big fan of pie, and I’ve … Continue reading

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