Staying in Buda, anything close and delicious?
Well after many years this Texas-born, SF Bay Area-raised girl is coming home to visit family with my
7 yr old. I'll be staying with my cousin and I need the meat symphony of Texas chili, BBQ and/or steak.
I'll be in Dallas for a few days where I'll be hitting the State Fair, but I'm not sure we'll have time for MeatFest there.
I'm willing to drive about 15-20 minutes as long as it's easy to find.
(I've only been driving a few years and I get very nervous if I get lost)
Oh yeah, any Texas wines I shouldn't miss that aren't Chardonnay or Cabernet?
Surprised to hear this since we've always had very tasty food there. My favorite is the linguine fasano with shitakes, spinach and artichoke hearts.
It is a pretty basic Italian menu, but everything I have tried has been seasoned nicely and tasted great.
Definitely worth a visit if in the area.
Just wanted to report back and thank y'all again for all your suggestions.
We ended up going to lunch on Sunday at Cooper's in NB since my cousin said it was pretty down there and they have an awesome park for the kiddies.
We got a couple of lbs. of "marbled" brisket "dipped", a couple lbs. of pork ribs and some sausage which I had go back and get more of since this was the kids' favorite.
The black pepper-based dry rub was different from anything I'd had before and I really enjoyed it. The brisket was my favorite, tender, delicious with only a little bit too much fat on our pieces and the whipped potato salad was actually very good. We had a big group, so the long picnic tables were a plus and everyone had a great time.
My cousins are definitely planning a return trip soon.
Unfortunately our dessert options were severely limited since it was Sunday, so no pie this trip : ( However, we did pop over to the Marble Cliff (?) ice cream shop and had some really nice flavors in fun, dipped cones. The award-winning Dark Chocolate was YUMMY!
Thanks again and I'll try to get to some of the other places next time I'm in town.
Welcome back to Texas! The Texas Pie Company in Kyle won't qualify for the MeatFest but they have scrumptious pies and casseroles for a homestyle dinner. I've tried 3 of the individual pies and they are light, flaky and bursting with filling.
Texas Pie Company
202 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640