Tag Archives: Texas

A Server Quit After His Restaurant Booted a Customer for Wearing a ‘F*ck Trump’ Shirt

Source: Grub Street NY

Some Dallas brunch-goers on Sunday were treated to an eventful day’s start when a man nonchalantly wandered in wearing a “Fuck Trump” T-shirt. Andy Ternay of course knew (could say hoped) that his expletive-laced anti-Trump shirt might offend some of First Watch café’s other guests — “Fuck you for …

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Watch 40,000 Pounds of ‘Molten Guacamole’ Burn on a Texas Highway

Source: Grub Street NY

These 100,000 avocados are toast: News choppers captured 40,000 pounds’ worth on fire yesterday afternoon after their delivery vehicle burst into flames on a Texas highway. The 18-wheeler was hauling the taco staple north from Mexico on Interstate 35, when it was suddenly set ablaze by a mechanical problem, …

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Restaurant Apologizes for Letting Trump Jr. and Cruz Mug With That ‘Obama Cake’

Source: Grub Street NY

Yesterday, the president’s son Instagrammed several pics of himself looking super stoked by a cookie that mocked Obama’s “Hope” poster. “Some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake,” his caption read. “And what birthday …

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IHOP Robbery Thwarted by Waiter Who Happens to Be a Frickin’ Third-Degree Black Belt

Source: Grub Street NY

Last week, three would-be burglars tried looting an IHOP off the highway in San Antonio. Unfortunately for them, Elijah Arnold was waiting tables that morning. The server tells local news station WOAI that “something just didn’t seem right” after the trio walked in. His sixth sense proved correct: Moments …

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How Houston’s Hunger-Relief Organizations Are Handling Harvey

Source: Grub Street NY

In the wake of Houston’s catastrophic flooding, emergency responders have asked people to donate their boats to help in rescue missions, and photos show a city whose freeways have been turned to rivers. Tropical Storm Harvey dumped an enormous amount of rain on the city, and more is expected to …

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Texas Monthly Reveals Its ’50 Best BBQ Joints’ List

Source: Grub Street NY

Meat freaks take note. Today, Texas Monthly released its “50 Best BBQ Joints,” a smoked spectacle of a list that, like the Olympics and World Cup, only takes place once every four years. The last time it was released, the magazine’s cover announced the 50 selections …

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Watch This Film About All the Land a Church’s Chicken Founder Restored with His Fortune

Source: Grub Street NY

For half a century, Church’s Chicken co-founder David Bamberger has been working to make sure he’s remembered not for becoming a fast-food mogul, but as Texas’s unlikeliest conservationist. In 1969, he sold his stake in the fried-chicken biz and used the wealth to create Selah, Bamberger …

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Texas’s Newest Hero Is a Mystery Man Who Spent All Night Buying Ice Cream for Strangers

Source: Grub Street NY

Here’s how to become a bona fide Texas legend in just a single night. You’ll need some cash, and ice cream. CBS 11 reports that a man identified simply as “Mr. Gary” entered a Fort Worth ice-cream shop this past weekend, bought himself a bottled water, and then remained at …

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Hope You’re Ready for Bags of Whole-Roasted Crickets

Source: Grub Street NY

Looking for a new kind of wings to serve during the Final Four? A Texas-based company called Aspire Food Group suggests you grab a bag of Aketta, its new brand of snack crickets that come in five very potato-chippy flavors, like Texas BBQ and Sour Cream …

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Escaped Cow Leads Police on Two-Hour Chase to Taco Bell

Source: Grub Street NY

A steer last week escaped a Texas slaughterhouse and, like those who’ve tasted freedom with clear priorities before him, made an immediate run for the border. The Star-Telegram says he got loose from Hamilton Meats outside Fort Worth and led authorities on a very circuitous route …

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A White Café Owner Celebrated MLK Day With a Fried-Chicken Special

Source: Grub Street NY

A Texas restaurant owner admits she may have struck out with Monday’s lunch special commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sabrina Pyle tells WFAA it seemed harmless at first — she was actually pretty excited about “this incredible, ingenious idea” for a dish that would bring people in …

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A White Café Owner Celebrated MLK Day With a Fried-Chicken Special

Source: Grub Street NY

A Texas restaurant owner admits she may have struck out with Monday’s lunch special commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sabrina Pyle tells WFAA it seemed harmless at first — she was actually pretty excited about “this incredible, ingenious idea” for a dish that would bring people in …

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Police Department Fakes Out Drivers by Giving Them Free Turkeys Instead of Tickets

Source: Grub Street NY

Footage shot in Texas this week captured the Fort Worth Police Department doing some pretty suspicious activity. Instead of ticketing drivers who didn’t signal or bother to put on a safety belt, officers confused local residents by pulling them over, then handing out free turkeys.

WFAA says five …

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A Texas Restaurant Changed Its Name to ‘Trump Cafe’ Ahead of the Election

Source: Grub Street NY

Texans who need even their meal to back the Republican presidential candidate just got an exciting new option. Owners Su and Eddie Hawa have officially changed the name of their restaurant in Belville, a town 60 miles outside of Houston, to Trump Cafe to honor the man they …

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Walmart Rolls Out a Whole Restaurant Modeled After the Texas State Fair

Source: Grub Street NY

Walmart’s transition into your one-stop shop for blocked arteries continues, and frozen-food-aisle fried Twinkies will merely serve as the gateway drug: A Texas State Fair–themed restaurant could soon occupy a year-round spot inside your neighborhood Supercenter. State Fair Treats, as it’s called, will feature a …

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Server Fires Actual Gun During Fight at Cowboy-Themed Steakhouse

Source: Grub Street NY

A server at a San Antonio restaurant where staff carry fake guns in holsters demonstrated why this getup maybe isn’t the best idea when he fired a very real gun to scare off an angry customer. It doesn’t look like police have released anybody’s name yet, but a…More »

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Family Leaves Applebee’s Server $500 Tip for His Random Act of Kindness

Source: Grub Street NY

Kasey Simmons, a server at a Texas Applebee’s, probably felt miffed when a family at one of his tables racked up literally the cheapest bill possible: flavored water that cost all of 37 cents. Luckily, things were about to look up — about 13,500 percent up — because,…More »

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Now a Chicken Producer Is Accused of Exposing Employees to ‘Amputation Hazards’

Source: Grub Street NY

Feds say they’ve fined America’s largest meat and poultry producer, Tyson Foods, more than $263,000 for exposing factory workers to hazards that, in at least one dire instance, caused a finger amputation. Inspectors with the U.S. Labor Department found 15 “serious violations” at the company’s chicken processing plant…More »

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Robber Carrying AK-47 Promptly Gets Shot by Waffle House Customer

Source: Grub Street NY

A man in Texas is on life support after attempting to rob the wrong 24-hour southern restaurant chain in the wrong state. Police say Antione Cooper carried an AK-47 into a Dallas-area Waffle House last Thursday and started holding everybody up at gunpoint. He robbed several customers and took cash…More »

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Chili in a Pinch

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

Chili

On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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Chili in a Pinch

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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Chili in a Pinch

Source: Eat It, Atlanta

On Valentine’s day, I thought it appropriate to discuss my love for chili. Chili love is just like real love. It warms the soul and the stomach. The spice can make your heart flutter and race. It’s rich and messy, and yes, there are times chili love will hurt you, but you know it doesn’t mean it. The indigestion…maybe even some unapologetic breaking of wind. Chili love is real love.

Body distress be damned, chili is on the short list of comfort foods I make regularly, often trying new variations on the typical process for creating a damn fine meat gravy. And yes, I usually put beans ...

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