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God I Love Texas Choices for Food!

  1. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Right now...I'm enjoying fresh cold boiled shrimp out of the Gulf of Mexico...If I'd wanted...it could have just as easily been cold boiled crawfish! I had a very Americanized Tex-mex lunch...guacomole, pico de gallo, puffed-up chile con queso, with a Beef Taco. (I like to mix 'em all up together on the plate.) I had two breakfast tacos from an authentic Mexican Taquaria  this morning...with egg and chorizo...complimented by two "Shipley" donuts (I know...I hate to think of how my cholesteral level fared by nightfall...!). And, the neighbors are Bar B Q-ing Brisket for the Weekend...the backyard smells great! HHHMMM...wonder what I can take over to them to be offered a few slices of that brisket? Well...that concludes my day of eating the local cuisines...How about you and your favorite local foods?

  2. gracenotes profile image92
    gracenotesposted 7 years ago

    Lifelong Texan here.
    Right now, I am enjoying the hatch chiles which are being offered for sale everywhere.  Lots of vendors make special trips to Hatch, New Mexico to get these.  I really like the mild chiles in scrambled eggs and the like.
    There is a green salsa made fresh down the street, and I absolutely love it in a variety of dishes, but I also make my own fresh salsa out of lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, and stewed tomatoes. 
    My late father died 6 years ago, but he was good at cooking pinto beans.  He was very particular and only wanted beans grown in Colorado.  Wish I could have some of those beans now.

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      mdawson17posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well I can tell you I from Texas and their is nothing like a batch of Bear battered Chili! This Thread got me too thinking about it so I will go and begin the chili beans to soak!

      1. manlypoetryman profile image73
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Uh Neighbor...if you need an extra working hand around the place...just holler 'cause i will work for food! Especially...anything that has Beer Battered and Chili...in the same name!

    2. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That salsa sounds great! I imagine that fresh mountain air is wonderful for the beans...HHHMMM...mental note: Get Beans from Colorado!

  3. Ellen_C profile image81
    Ellen_Cposted 7 years ago

    Who is going try the fried butter at the fair this year? Not me..

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        they fry anything at the county fair don't they...but isn't fried butter like an oxymoron...or something?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image80
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fried butter is made the same way as fried ice cream? It sounds like a sure way to the IC unit.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No kiddin'...I could feel my heart thumpin' more just while commenting on that one!

      2. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lifelong Texan here too....I wrote a hub about the fried foods at the State Fair if anyone's interested....called, funny enough, "We'll Fry Anything"

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Will have to try that Hub out...I'm getting hungry for funnel cakes...for some odd reason?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      fried butter?????

      omgsh

      at our state fair they have fried snickers bars, fried twinkies, fried hot dogs, fried pickles...but i have never seen fried butter.

      yikes. does that come with a crash cart? wink


      there's this little out-of-the-way hole in the wall in downtown Phoenix that serves the BEST Mexican food i have ever had! the frijoles are creamy and have a rich pinto flavor, and the green chile burrito is made from the most tender toothsome beef in a delectable green chile sauce with just the right amount of heat, and the rice is fluffy and flavorful. oOo, now i want some...

      1. manlypoetryman profile image73
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That place in Pheonix sounds great...Care to post it's name?

        Fried Snickers...HHHMMM? Like the sound of that...especially compared to fried butter (UUUGH!)

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have tried fried pickles, the fried part slid off leaving a very hot pickle, never again!

          1. KCC Big Country profile image85
            KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LOL...from Sonic?  That's like saying you'll never eat an onion ring again because the batter came off the onion! That's half the fun!

            1. manlypoetryman profile image73
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nothing tops the basics in fried foods: Fried Shrimp/Fried Catfish/Chicken fried Steak/Onion Rings/Chicken Strips/Fried Oysters...you know the good ol' fried stuff!

              (I ain't even going to mention Cat Fryes...that's for the brave!)

              Although fried bullfrog legs and/or rattlesnake...is mighty good eating...if you can stop thinking about what your eating!

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Cattleman SteakHouse, it was an expensive fried pickle!

  4. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    New England weighing in here folks. Gimme lobster or clams any day over Tex-Mex. (Although I do love Tex-Mex...)

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey...I get the whole Lobster and Clam Chowder thing...You guys know how to eat up there!

      1. RedSonja94 profile image60
        RedSonja94posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a Michigander so we go with just about anything.  I love Tex-Mex food though.  My cousin just moved to Texas and says she's tired of all the BBQ though.  I don't see how anyone can get tired of it myself.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Tired of Bar BQ...Do my ears (or eyes) deceive me? How does one get tired of the setting Sun...or the feel of grass beneath your bare feet? This can't be!

          1. RedSonja94 profile image60
            RedSonja94posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's what I was saying.  I could never get tired are BBQ.  I can't get enough of it with the snow on the ground for six months of the year.  I only get a really good 4 months for BBQ.

  5. gracenotes profile image92
    gracenotesposted 7 years ago

    ManlyPoetryman,

    Yeah, about the beans (and my post didn't actually sound regional, did it?), apparently pinto beans do better when they are grown at high altitudes.  My family used to have them shipped from Colorado and the UPS charges were higher than the cost of the beans!  smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well...it does have that Southwest ring to it with New Mexico and Colorado added to it. But hey...I like Texas Food...but I'm not picky neither...Southwest, Chinese, New York, Italian...if folks can cook...let 'em do their thing...I have International Taste buds...that are non-discriminating...by all means. How about you? (besides with you mentioning Salsa...and mdawson talking about beer-battered Chili...I think we are all helping to prove great Texas choices...!)

      Like the part about how the beans were less than the postage to get 'em...that's ironic and sad at the same time. i know ya'll miss those beans from the high altitude!

  6. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Tex-Mex is okay, but it is way too mild for my taste.  When we went to a Mexican restaurant with our relatives in Kansas everyone was acting like their mouths were on fire, but I thought the tacos and enchiladas were really mild.  The owner of the restaurant told us the seasonings were a little bit more like Tex-Mex.  We definitely have some really spicy dishes out here in California.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Uhhh, I don't think you're getting Tex-Mex in Kansas!

      1. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That is what the restaurant owner compared it too.  Take it up with him because all this time I thought Mexican food in Kansas was more Tex-Mex.  It is on the mild side, that is all I can say!

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OK, I have eaten Supposed Tex-Mex in NYC, not Tex-Mex!

          1. SweetiePie profile image84
            SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Kansas Mexican food was different.  For salsa they had a little bit of tomato sauce with a few onions and barely any chillis added for flavor.  Their "suicide" platter was considered hot because it had three tiny jalapeno peppers on it.  The flavors were nice, but just not as spicy as the dishes I had out here.  Well now I know their food is not Tex-Mex.  I have a feeling it is more bland because the locals would not eat it over wise.  Just with how many Chinese dishes are Americanized too.

        2. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sweetie-Pie...I've had some of that California Tex- Mex...It's Ok...ya'll do a good job of gettin' it right. But, Kansas? I'd have to go with A Texan on that...maybe it was Kans-Mex...or something...but I'd be shocked and fall right off my tractor...if they got Tex-Mex right in Kansas!

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I had Fish Tacos in San Diego can't even begin to tell you whats wrong with that!

            1. SweetiePie profile image84
              SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Mexicans eat fish tacos in Baja California.  There are fish taco stands every where.  Some fish tacos are good out here, but not the kind with the fish sticks in it, which is what they do most of the time.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    The only problem with Tex-Mex is its the only kind of Restaurant being opened where I am. If you throw a rock you will hit one, BBQ is a good thing, but I love that Cajun food!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah...the shrimp creole...the boudin (sp?)...the crawfish pie...the gumbo...thank god...I had shrimp for dinner...or I'd of made myself hungry!

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Laissez les bons temps rouler

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey...you win...my only cajun-french sentence came from an ol' David Allen Coe song...which isn't even coming up in the memory banks at the moment. I tend to go with their slogan: "Louisiana...it's like a whole other country!" When trying to understand any of their language or accents!

          1. manlypoetryman profile image73
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Just guessin'...but did you say something about shrimp(s)?

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            "Let the good times roll"

  8. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    So I live in South Florida, and I love love love our local food. It is very unique, diverse, and amazing! We always have fresh seafood: stone crab, lobster, conch, dolphin (mahi mahi), amazing crab cakes etc. Of course key lime pie with a graham cracker crust. Lots of really yummy cuban food. Citrus is used a lot in recipes. We have orange blossom honey smile Lots of coconut. And a type of orange called "honeybells" when those are in season everyone stocks up! Pina coladas, daiquiris...  Everything is really fresh and yummy!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Ok...I'm taking notes...'cause the last time I was in Florida we ate almost every dinner at this place near the Intercoastal canal in Ft. Lauderdale...and loaded up on the seafood, key lime pie, and pina' colodas...Florida does have great food...but those "honeybells"...never got to have any of those.
      Cuban food...is great, also! Tried that...liked to go back to that restaraunt again...real soon! (It was also pretty relaxin' there next to the water!)

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've probably eaten where you ate smile There are hundreds on those restaurants, right on the water. You find your favorite, go there with your friends, have amazing food and drinks and watch the boats go by. Most places have docks and people drive their boats up smile
        There are just so many cultures. You name the type and I bet there is a great restaurant here.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh wow...sounds like the couple of evenings we spent...the whole evening...at that restaraunt! Your right though...the right place and the right culture...and good food...well, that's just good living!

          However...I got'ta chime in that for myself fish tacos are only moderately OK...maybe it's cause fajita tacos outrank 'em anyday! Sorry...I like to try new foods and tastes...but some are more appealin'...then others!

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yeah, Chicken fajitas WOOOOOOHOOOOO!

  9. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I had fish tacos in st. thomas and they were amazing! smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Its becoming popular here but I just can't understand it myself. Too much Tex-Mex in my system I suppose

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why can't you understand it? They're yummy.

        1. SweetiePie profile image84
          SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I love fish tacos smile.  One of my favorites!

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What I had was not amazing, well amazingly bad maybe.

  10. RedSonja94 profile image60
    RedSonja94posted 7 years ago

    Fish Tacos...doesn't even sound appetizing.  Really.  I can't see that one.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I didn;t think it sounded good either, but I let my brother talk me into it, that wont happen again!

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Then you had bad ones. It should be lightly fried fresh Mahi, with a crunchy slaw and a light sauce. Add a little lemon or lime juice...Mmmm.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No clue what the fish was, sauce was called, I don't remember

          1. Colebabie profile image60
            Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Try them again. Go to W!kked in St. Thomas smile http://www.wikkedrestaurant.com/

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              A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My Ol lady wants to go on a cruise so maybe I'll give it a shot.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Love, love , love West Texas Style Brisket, right handed only of course. Make that right legged. hehe

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    GOTTA HAVE THAT TEX-MEX!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There you go...now that's a fan!

  13. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Fajitas (which actually means skirt steak) are totally different than tacos though. At least they are down here smile

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If its rolled up in a tortilla its a taco! Even fish...sadly

      1. Colebabie profile image60
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fajitas and tacos have different seasonings, herbs, cuts of meat, vegetables, flavors, and condiments.

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          A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think you are discovering Tex-Mex, its a whole other Mexican food! I eat steak fajitas too sweetiepie! The sauce is usually just ground up fresh jalapenos and vinegar,stewed tomatoes more jalapenos some other stuff, its all a mystery!

    2. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fajitas are skirt steak here too...however, the strips of fajitas are wrapped up in a "soft" taco for a fajita steak taco...and is "powerful good"...to quote some East Texans!

  14. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Another thing you can do manly, depends on how adventurous you are when you come back...
    You can take out a fishing charter, and you bring what you caught to a restaurant at the marina and they cook it up for you according to what you like, but also whatever flavors they have on the menu smile That is always fun! I know of a few places that do that.

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      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds cool

    2. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A "You Buy-We Fry" type of place sounds like fun with your own fresh catch! I like the fishing charter boat part idea...alot! Colebabie...I think you may have just helped me decide where I would like to go on my next vacation. Wait till I tell the little lady...(Don't know how she'll take the day out on the  fishing charter thing...wish me luck!)...I'll through in a day of shoppin' near Miami...that'll help clench it!

  15. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Chicken fajitas for those of us who do not eat beef smile.  These are very yummy!

  16. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I made the mistake of ordering a chicken quesadilla in Tennessee.   I kid you not, they put chicken nuggets between two tortillas and served it up.  We laughed for days about that.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      UUGH...!

  17. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Coolness in the air down here...Gives me a hankering for good ol' Texas Chili!


    Time to stock up on shredded cheddar cheese, crackers, and plenty of bottles of tabasco...for all the Chili I'm going to partake of!

  18. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Cornbread with lots of butter....that's what I like with a big ol' pot of homemade chili with a little cheese sprinkled on top.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image73
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah...I forgot about the cornbread...crumbled up over the top of the chili!

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey poetryman good news I am not you anymore I am 2 other people! Weird!

        1. manlypoetryman profile image73
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          http://www.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/movies/dvd/cover150/drt500/t573/t57330d6i1l.jpg

          Your growing so many "alleged" identities that...Pretty soon you can have the whole Forum and Hub Pages to yourself...you could have your own cyber-world set up-to talk to as many of your alter-ego's as possible! Wow...!

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think its jealousy because they ain't Texan!

            1. manlypoetryman profile image73
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think your right...! http://1010prepaid.com/images/phone-card-images/i_love_texas.gif

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hi KCC. Been reading some of the later posts.You haven't stopped talking since ya got here. You must have been vaccinated with a phonograph needle! smile Eat well now.

  20. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Howdy to you too, Ralwus.  smile

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Looong time no see cutie.

  21. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Indeed! How you doing?  I just clicked on your profile to make sure it was you.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL, I think I'm still me. I was earlier I know, did I leave? Was it me? LOL

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    Hey Texan :
    You sure know how to talk to people.
    I read yous meal's description once and opend a bottle of wine immediately.
    Then, I read it all over again.
    I'll be dining in about one hour or so, but I'm mouth watering like a starving coyotte...tongue

 
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