The Frito Pie Burger

Jalapeno Cheddar Hamburger Buns

Aside from the Alamo, the Lone Star, and some binge-watching of Friday Night Lights, there might be nothing in this world that’s more Texas than a Frito Pie Hamburger on a Jalapeno Cheddar or a Shiner Bock bun. And being from Texas, I can make such a claim We spied the Frito Pie Burger on [...]

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Summer in Texas: Texans Training Camp

I really don’t always think about food. But as I was standing there watching the d-line do some light drill work on day 2 of camp, all I could think about was frito pie and beer. At 8:45 in the morning. Shoulder pads and whistles. Conditioning drills and helmets. Fantasy football drafts and trash talking [...]

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Summer in Texas: A Celebration of Service

Growing up, I remember the sleepy Sulphur Springs town square surrounding the old courthouse as full of paved parking lots, vacant store fronts, and dusty, buckled cobblestone streets. But now, Main Street is full of shops and restaurants (even a sports bar!) and those paved parking lots have been replaced by a moving tribute to [...]

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Summer in Texas: Ice Cream & Cannonballs

  I don’t need a calendar to tell me that summer is nearly here. The days get longer, the electric bill skyrockets, we enjoy weekend lunches by the pool, evenings are capped with dinner and a beautiful sunset on the patio, and the neighborhood kids get louder with each passing day as they pile off [...]

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