Eating in Texas

The food in Texas makes us grin…big!

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Like the donuts at Round Rock Donuts.

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These donuts are enormous! Here’s a regular donut on top of a Round Rock biggie.

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Did you see that?!

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It’s worth another look.

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Yum.

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We found some delicious Tex-Mex…

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…and grilled cheese?! Good grief!

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Marissa got this sweet lady’s down-home Texas recipe for sweet rolls—not exactly Texas fare, but tasty nonetheless.

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Then…oh, then a Pastor-in-the-know hooked us up with these amazing people

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who served this amazing food

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at this amazing place.

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We will never be happy with anybody else’s Mexican food again. Ever! We’re still full. I was going to put a little wink wink here, but I can’t. That food was so good, that regular ol’ fare just doesn’t cut it anymore. Time to up the game!

It was also in Texas where we were introduced to yummy Frito pie. Fritos, chili, and whatever else you want, like a big ol’ slice of jalapenos. Who knew?!

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Did we like it?

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That’s a big YES!

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That was also a YES!

Then we tried kolaches, which is basically Texas’ version of a pig-in-a-blanket. Nothin’ fancy, but they were tasty, and we could have eaten way too many. This place microwaved them, so they were…well, microwaved. Yeah, we got a little spoiled in Texas, and our standards went up. Wink wink. Still, they were a yummy and convenient quick lunch.

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We had s’mores at a Texas cookout.

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Since we were on the coast, we really wanted to get a taste of some fresh seafood…but not this fresh:

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As part of our sort-of break in Corpus Christi, we treated ourselves to seafood at Don’s…and what a treat it was!

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This is fried cheesecake, people!

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I know that all of you who have been trying to figure out which is Emily and which is Elisabeth are going to be totally psyched out by this picture of Elisabeth’s cup in front of Emily. Just give up.

Eating in Austin was an adventure to write home (or here) about.

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Austin is filled with food trailers that serve a specialty item, such as this cupcake trailer.

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We didn’t mess around with cupcakes. We went for the big guns.

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Gourdough’s Big. Fat. Donuts. were big…and fat…and donuts.

Check out the menu.

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The family split a Miss Shortcake and…

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a Black Out.

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Then we headed over to the next trailer, Mellizoz Tacos, for, obviously, some tacos (especially since some of the family couldn’t have the donuts).

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Good stuff!

Texas Eats

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Then we went back to Gourdough’s for their signature Flying Pig.

IMG_4613The Flying Pig

It didn’t look too good…

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but rumor has it, that ol’ pig tasted better than it looked.

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Eighteen thumbs up for Gourdoughs and eating in Austin!

Thirty-six thumbs and toes up for Texas cuisine!

You’ve ruined us for life, Texas. We’ll never be content with normal fare again.  We’ll be back, and we’ll be hungry!

It’s back to our trailer cookin’ again.

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