Tired of the grassy knoll? Head west this weekend and find your just deserts in El Paso.
What: Local chain restaurant beloved and craved around town for its rolled tacos.
Why: It’s more than a little corny.
When: Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 9 a.m.-1:30 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-3 a.m.
Where: 4230 Alameda Ave. (915-533-0975).
What: Tiny shop makes custom boots for the likes of Oprah, Billy Bob Thorton, and Julia Roberts.
Why: They’re made for walking.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fittings by appointment only.
Where: 115 S. Anthony St. (915-541-1300).
Dave’s Loan Co.
What: Pawn shop with a menagerie of skeletons, voodoo paraphernalia, and mannequins tucked inside one of the city’s last false-front structures from the days of the Old West.
Why: For all your tokens of affection.
When: Mon.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 216 S. El Paso St. (915-533-3334).
What: Natives believe the ghost of this crying woman appears along the water every evening to mourn her dead children.
Why: Use your best scare tactics.
When: At night (when the freaks come out).
Where: On the banks of the Rio Grande.
The Border Jumper
What: All-day, round-trip trolley ticket allows you to ride the rails in El Paso and Juarez, Mexico.
Why: Make a run for it.
When: Hourly departures on Sat. & Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 & 4 p.m.
Where: El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Center, N. Santa Fe St. (915-544-0062).