From Austin American Statesman / by Addie Broyles
Matt’s El Rancho looks great at 60.
Co-founder Matt Martinez died in 2003, but the restaurant that bears his name is still a thriving business more than 60 years after he and wife Janie opened the first location downtown.
Few restaurants make it to 10 years, much less 30, 40 and beyond, so what’s the secret to making it to 60?
Foodways Texas wanted to know.
Last year, the statewide nonprofit, which was established in 2010 to preserve the state’s many unique food cultures and relies on membership dues and events for funding, teamed with the Texas Restaurant Association and the University of Texas’ American Studies department to preserve the stories behind some of the state’s most iconic restaurants through oral histories, long-form interviews that record history from the perspective . . .
Read more at http://www.statesman.com/news/lifestyles/food-cooking/preserving-stories-behind-texas-iconic-restaurants/nTtJx/