For years, few Houstonians paid much attention to the city’s East End. Home to German immigrants in the early days, the area morphed into a destination for Mexican immigrants, and today it continues to be overwhelmingly Hispanic. Despite being prime real estate—it sits on the edge of downtown—the East End is sparsely populated, and few outsiders visit it except to grab a bite at Ninfa’s, the legendary Mexican restaurant where some Houstonians are convinced fajitas were invented.
by Tony Freemantle
It was a bright yellow wall and a blue door that recently coaxed me off I-45 into a corner of Houston near downtown I haven’t seen in years.