Trinity University Press

Cappy Lawton

Cappy Lawton has designed, developed, and operated twenty-nine restaurants throughout Texas. After studying business and engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and having a successful career as an aeronautical designer, he entered the restaurant business. Lawton and his wife, Suzy, love food and travel and have spent many years traveling throughout Mexico. Today the Lawtons and their son, Trevor, own and operate three restaurants in San Antonio: La Fonda on Main, Cappy’s, and Cappyccino’s.

Enchiladas

The enchilada is more than an everyday Mexican food. It is a history of Mexico—rolled, folded, and flat—that embodies thousands of years of Mexican life. The evolving ingredients in enchiladas from pre-Columbian to modern times reveal the internal and external forces that have shaped Mexico’s cuisine and culture.  Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex is a comprehensive exploration of one of Mexico’s...