You don’t have to be in the big city to enjoy great Texas food. Try out these smaller towns for food and experiences that rival the big cities in Texas. When you are finished salivating over all the goodness, share your favorite restaurant in a small Texas town with us in the comments section. We may feature it in a future post.
Foodie Heaven in Texas
If you are a foodie you may want to consider visiting Grapevine, Texas. Located a little North of the Dallas metroplex, it has a ton of restaurants that will make your mouth water. Where else can you find tenderloin bruschetta on tortilla chips, fried “donkey” tails and dark chocolate made by a physician? You need to click over and check out this food. It makes me want to jump in my car right now and make the five-hour drive from Houston to this small Texas town. Plus, it is it is on the edge of both the Dallas and Ft. Worth metroplex – best of both worlds for a small Texas town with big-city flair. You can read about these restaurants in Grapevine and more at the Laugh With Us blog.
Fantastic Food Oasis in West Texas
If you can’t get what you need in Grapevine, you can head about four hours Southwest and find a foodie paradise in Lubbock, Texas. Both the Cameron and Rachel West, and West Table Kitchen and Bar have inspired chefs who create a foodie experience you would expect to find in a much bigger city. This is no small Texas town with limited choices. Or you can head on over to the Cast Iron Grill and have made from scratch home cooking, and they provide one meal a week for the homeless in Lubbock at St Benedict’s Mission. Home cooking with a heart. Or how about a genuine cowboy-inspired chuckwagon meal? I love chuckwagon meals. In my home state of Colorado, I always visit the Bar-D-Chuckwagon. But in Lubbock, they also have chuckwagon lunch periodically at the National Ranching Heritage Center (call ahead to get the info), and extension of Texas Tech University. Plus, you get to learn all the history of ranching in Texas. History + Lunch = Bonus. Click over to this post to learn more about eating in Lubbock and to get the details. Click over to this post to learn more about eating in Lubbock and to get the details. Read about these and more at the Laugh With Us Blog.
The Best Barbeque (BBQ) in a Small Texas Town
If you are still looking for the best food in Texas, you can check out these Texas barbeque pits that are off the beaten path. While the big cities dominated this year, you can still get great BBQ in a small Texas town. Thirty-three of the barbeque pits who made the Texas Monthly’s list for the best 50 places to eat BBQ in Texas were in small towns. One of the best out there is Louie Mueller in Taylor, Texas. Opened in 1949, it has been run by three generations of Muellers. Located 40 minutes Southeast of Austin, which itself has seven Barbeque restaurants on the list, it is thought of as a kind of royalty when it comes to barbeque. Still, there are a lot of hot spots in small towns everywhere. Head over to this list of the best barbecue joints Texas to find one in the town where you are visiting.
Don’t forget to tell us in the comments section about your favorite restaurants or food in Texas small towns.