Join us for a lively evening, featuring Peter Szok author of Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth as he takes us on a cultural journey through Latino Fort Worth that will make your stomach—and heart—hunger for more.
Szok sets the stage for Fort Worth as more than just cowboys and cattle. With mouthwatering descriptions, Szok highlights the best Latino restaurants with foods like barbacoa, birria and elote.
For the dancers, Szok highlights the best dance spots while offering insight into Latino clothing traditions like the pointy boots (botas picudas) in style throughout dance halls like Escapada 2001 and OK Corral, where they play norteño, banda, cumbia and other Latino music. And for a taste of Latino history, Szok highlights churches, barber shops, botanicas and more. With so much to explore, the Gringo’s Guide will make any reader fall in love with Fort Worth.
PETER SZOK is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received a PhD in modern Latin American history and specialized in ethnicity, nationalism, and popular culture. Dr. Szok is an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, where he teaches classes on Afro-Latin American history, indigenous movements and Central America.
Lecture Event is March 3, 2015 at 5 pm in the Library Conference Room
Books will be available for purchase.
For more information call 817-257-6109