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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky_bee View Post
    It was really good. They make it right there on site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    It was really good. They make it right there on site.
    my guy and I once stumbled into a cheesy country moonshine bar in, of all places, Philly. I got to try stuff other than the typical apple pie/cinnamon/cherry/peach, etc. Gave me a different view on moonshine But Pecan? I need some of that right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Paterson, NJ comes to mind.
    This is where my mother's entire family hails from Used to be a cute "Little Italy" of sorts. I remember it when I was little, before it really took a turn for the worse. Thankfully, every family member has since left Paterson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky_bee View Post
    This is where my mother's entire family hails from Used to be a cute "Little Italy" of sorts. I remember it when I was little, before it really took a turn for the worse. Thankfully, every family member has since left Paterson.
    It's annoying because you can tell that at one point not too long ago it was a great little city, and visiting the museum and checking out the history things confirms that. Now it's a freaking ghetto and that's a shame.
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    I get up fairly early - 6:30-7:00 - but Monello usually sleeps in. This morning he rolled out so we could go to Fittie's for breakfast tacos.

    Texas is an eating state. I don't know how you adhere to a diet or be a vegetarian here. Between the BBQ and the Mexican and the creative things they do with meat (Sausage Slammers, hello!), it's a feastapalooza.

    So anyway, Fittie's is supposed to have the best breakfast tacos EVER! according to local legend. And they're good, but there's a shack down the street from my son's house that has amazing breakfast tacos as well, and a place in Austin, and a place in San Antonio, and....

    It's like the BBQ and tacos here - you can't go wrong. It's all good, and there's one on every corner.

    A Sausage Slammer is a cheese stuffed jalapeno, encased in pork sausage, wrapped in bacon, then smoked. Kind of a cross between an Atomic Buffalo Turd and a Scotch Egg. They're huge, but you get two; you're full after the first one, then you eat the second one anyway.

    Today after I'm done with work and Monello is done with his nap, I'd like to go on walkabout, maybe try to find that shack outside LaGrange (you know what I'm talkin' about). I'm going to be really sorry when we leave here. Next time I'll book us in for a month or longer.
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    So anyway *hic* we spent the *hic* day *hic* at Back 9, which is a *hic* combination bar, food *hic* truck, cornhole, and driving *hic* range.

    We love it there but now I have the freaking hiccups because of beer.

    We ate tamales - OMG yes! - and tacos - not Muy Waynos', but delicious nonetheless. So now I'm sitting here hiccing up and thinking that Monello needs to take me to Fuzzy Taco for night food. Or fire up the grill and hook me up with some French Settlement sausage.

    I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE BASTROP!!!!
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    Today we sought out another place that was recommended to us. We hit the Back 9. Literally. That was after I got off the highway and got on the frontage road that allows you to pull into the parking lot.

    Someone in Texas thought it would be a good idea to merge a driving range with an outdoor honky tonk bar. They have this game skill game. It's a metal hoop on a ring that you have to release at just the right point to attach on a J hook that is screwed into the wall. It's 1 of those "How hard can this be" things. And it's addictive so you keep adjusting your release point but the ring spins when you let it go. I finally managed to connect and I stopped when I was hot.

    Speaking of hot, it's quite warm down this way. Good thing the bar has ample outdoor seating, The bonus is they have 2 food trucks out back with Mexican cuisine. I have to be honest Texas food truck food is as good or better than some restaurants. You go Texas. And it's quite inexpensive. 3 tamales, rice, beans and a bit of salad greens set me back $8. I can't buy the ingredients for that amount. Vrai's taco was probably the largest taco I've ever had. She managed to trade me a tamale for a taco. I'm not sure who got the better of the deal.

    Only in Texas can you hit a bucket of golf balls, get a chilled, locally brewed beer and get some Mexican comfort food without breaking the bank. This is why we roll down the roads to find these little places. Actually the guy in the pool turned us on to this place. He's also the guy who recommended Fitties.

    Speaking of Fitties, that's where we had breakfast tacos today. Vrai had brisket, egg & jalapeno while I went a more traditional route with egg, bacon and cheese. Again it's outdoor seating. Not a bad way to spend your 9am time.

    So our day was spent outdoors in the Texas heat admiring their ingenuity and ability to set up a decent eating and drinking establishment. Back 9 reminded me of someone's backyard if they had a deck and plenty of seating. If they had hammocks, I would have got in 1 and taken a nap in the afternoon breeze.

    A photo I poached from the Back 9 Bar facebook page.
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    Today was 1 of those days that makes me feel very fortunate that we are able to roll down the road and see all the amazing places that America has to offer. TY Texas.
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