Night Owl Pub and Grill Opens


It’s not often,… in fact I don’t believe I have ever written a piece for the Insider in the first person. Shying away from editorial style, I tend to remove myself from the story but there is a first time for everything. In this case, General Manager Rick Vielma of new bar, Night Owl Pub and Grill on 316 S. Santa Fe Ave. left me no recourse. My experience was … [Read more...]

DMD Board Approves Facade Grants for 3 Downtown Projects

504 San Francisco Ave.

The Downtown Management District (DMD) Board of Directors approved a total of $65,336.92 in Commercial Façade Improvement Grant funds for three (3) downtown projects at its February 26th meeting. The projects include the W.S. Hills building at 211 E. San Antonio Ave., the OLO Gallery at 504 San Francisco Ave., and a building at 502 North Oregon. The historic … [Read more...]

Two More Restaurants Open in Downtown El Paso


Downtown is known for many things – it evokes thoughts of commerce, politics, shopping, entertainment but most of all,… food. Imagine for a moment the silence that sweeps over your mind when someone asks you, “Where do you want to eat?” If you work downtown the struggle is even more real with so many great food options – choices, choices, choices. Two more … [Read more...]

Golden Goose Nests in Downtown EP


Before the Golden Goose even officially opened its doors back in 2011, the tattoo shop was nominated for a Best of the Best What’s Up! Weekly award by followers. Co-owners, David Hershman and Fabian Cobos already had a loyal base of clients they earned by doing tattoos at Renegade Tattoos before officially teaming up and opening a storefront location on the … [Read more...]

El Tenedor Pulling Heartstrings with Flavor!


Nora Feliu-Vasquez tells us she always wanted a restaurant but didn’t know what kind of food to serve. Her answer rested in the hands of her father, “I learned how to cook from my father and he loved to cook traditional Spanish and Mexican food,” she said. Nora’s new restaurant, El Tenedor just moved into 414 E. San Antonio Ave. in downtown, El Paso. A couple … [Read more...]