What I LOVE about Texas

January 14, 2011

I was reading a wonderful blog called TexaGermaNadian and she was talking about Bucc-ee's gas stations located all over Texas.  (They are seriously awesome & have the BEST bathrooms to stop at!)

It got me thinking about all the awesome things I love about my home state of Texas.  I thought I'd list a few here and would love to start something where bloggers from all over blog about their favs from their states!  How great would that be?!  Especially if you're planning on traveling anytime and need some tips on where to stop!  So here I go with my favs in Texas: (Warning: Most if not all will be about food! Ha!)

1)  Absolutely the BEST bbq ever is at Rudy's BBQ! Our family eats there every Friday night and it never gets old!  We are true believers in good Texas BBQ  & this is by far one of the absolute best bbq places ever, and has locations all over our great state and others as well!

2)  The other best BBQ ever is in a little town south of Austin called Driftwood.  It's called The Salt Lick . It has been on the Travel Channel & Food Network as one of the best bbq restaurants in the US!!  Here's the kicker... they only take cash & since it's out in the middle of nowhere, it's BYOB!  Everyone comes carrying their coolers and seeing the open pit bbq right when you walk in!  The food is unbelievable!  They even have an all you can eat bbq plate that is unreal! 

3) Maudie's Mexican Food - When I'm not eating tons and tons of bbq, I am usually eating Mexican Food!  (You cannot get better Mexican food than in Texas!  Trust me, we've tried!)  They have the absolute best Mexican food & Mexican Martini's ever!  In case you don't know, a Mexican martini is like a margarita, but smoother!  Awesome drink and my personal favorite!  This place is great and priced really well.  We try to go often!

4) HEB's - Yep this is somewhat about food, but HEB is our local grocery store.  HEB's have everything!  My Dad lives in Dallas area and is waiting for them to open one by him.  He said they opened one in the area about a month ago and the day they opened the line was around the block to get in!  They have wonderful bakery, a sushi restaurant in it, a lunch restaurant in it, etc.  They have great deals on food & are always the lowest prices in the area.   Just awesome!

5) My last one is not going to be a store or restaurant... it's the people of Texas!  We have such wonderful, caring, awesome Southerners here!  People open doors for you, say "Howdy!" when you see them, ask how your family and kids are doing even if you just saw them yesterday, etc.  I couldn't imagine more kind hearted, loving people then here in Texas!  I am extremely proud to be born and raised in this great state and yes the old saying is true... "Everything is BIGGER in TEXAS!!" 

Please post about your state and leave a comment below so I can go and read all about it!  I am so excited to learn about our great country!!


  1. i've seen that salt lick place i want to go !!!

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  4. I love all of these too! Also I'm a MUnoz. Maybe we're related.

  5. Well thanks so much for the shout out! So nice! And I totally should have involved Rudy's in my post. Even you just mentioning it makes my mouth water for BBQ sauce...and not the 'whimpy' kind, haha. And there are NEVER enough good things said about HEB.


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