Tonight I will share some of the food that I had on my trip to Texas. Of course, not all of it is what you would think of when you thing of food in Texas.
The food landscape is rapidly changing as our society becomes more diverse.
I drove through my old neighborhood while I was there and 0ne of the things that I noticed was that there were a lot more restaurants from different cultures then when I lived there 30 years ago. See Rainy Day Memories.
I did not eat out a lot while I lived there as I was a poor college student, but I do remember what was around and most of it has completely changed.
Near the hotel I was staying in there was a Chick-fil-A and I was able to eat there for the first time. I am definitely looking forward to having one near me soon. When I got home I stopped at the In-N-Out near work that will be sharing a parking lot with the new Chick-fil-A. They have finished most of the grading and prep work and the building will soon be under construction.
Of course I had to have some Tex-Mex while in Texas. Here is the meal I had at Mi Camino when we took A Walk to Lunch.
I also had some great Korean BBQ. Not exactly what you think of for Texas food, but part of the changing culture.
On Sunday I was in Fort Worth and had more traditional Texas food for lunch. Here is my lunch at Shady Oak Barbeque. You can tell that I was focusing more on getting to my meal than on getting a good picture. It is a bit out of focus. I had some wonderful brisket with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and corn on the cob. The food was really good.
After the lunch I headed to The Stockyards to explore some of the history of Fort Worth.
If you are looking for a steak in this post you are out of luck as I didn’t make it to a steak house on this trip. However, there is a picture of a famous steak house in The Stockyards post.
After evening services I went out with some of my friends and had some Frito pie. This version was a bit of a twist on the traditional Frito pie. A traditional one has chili, but this one had chopped beef and beans instead.
The Frito pie was delicious. I also liked that the chips did not get soggy as the chopped beef is not as wet as chili.
Fritos topped with chopped beef, beans, cheese and sour cream. Yum!
One of the food items that I absolutely had to have during my visit was Blue Bell Ice Cream. My favorite flavor is Homemade Vanilla. I bought the smallest container that I could since I didn’t have a freezer in my room.
I just had to eat an entire pint of this wonderful Ice Cream. I couldn’t let any of it go to waste.
Now I am thinking of a snack before bed.
Should I have a snack?