I live in West Texas

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2004/10/05 17:48:49 (permalink)

I live in West Texas

can we say landlocked?? LOL good seafood is a rare commodity here. fortunately we have a couple of markets that do go to the trouble to fly it in fresh. you just have to know the schedules.

and oddly enough, when my son was away at college (in another part of West Texas), I found a fantastic seafood restaurant. the oysters were bigger than the cracker! --oh yeah they sold steaks too, but hey, like I said, I live in West Texas. a good steak is just something you're just born knowing here.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 18:06:57 (permalink)
    Just out of curiosity, what was an oyster doing with a cracker?
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 18:09:49 (permalink)
    oh. I was afraid someone would ask that. LOL. yeah, here we eat them on a cracker slathered in horseradish. usually they fit real nicely - small as they come.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 18:22:13 (permalink)
    A Graham Cracker?? Maybe with Marshmellow Fluff??
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 19:09:30 (permalink)
    plain ol' saltines. what, ya'll never ate oysters in West Texas?
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 19:13:10 (permalink)

    Closest I ever got was in El Paso we got some Rocky Mountain Oysters They were covered with Jolly-Penos and tasted quite different than their Bal'more cousins.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 19:25:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    Closest I ever got was in El Paso we got some Rocky Mountain Oysters They were covered with Jolly-Penos and tasted quite different than their Bal'more cousins.


    ROFLMAO -- hey, we call them calf fries in these parts. and it's good eatin with hot sauce. want I should send you a recipe?
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 20:31:23 (permalink)
    So what part of west Texas? Denver City born, Lubbock bred here.

    And yeah, seafood is definitely something I grew to appreciate after I left.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 21:12:36 (permalink)
    Lubbock bred??? that's me pal. we have Market Street now. a part of United supermarket. OMG, I LOVE that place. plus we have an asian market and an indian market now. still no liquor in town. just the strip. how long you been gone??

    my son went to school in San Angelo. the Wharf is the restaurant I'm talking about. the owner hand cuts his own steaks and refuses to use angus. but he flies in seafood daily on a private plane.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/05 23:36:50 (permalink)
    Left Lubbock in '88, but my brother and his family still live there. And I'm intimately familiar with San Angelo as well. My parents were from there, I lived there for a while, both of my folks' families are still based there and it's where my parents are buried.

    We went into the United at 82nd and University last spring when I was visiting my brother and I thought that it had really gone downhill from where the chain used to be.

    Actually kind of good to know that the Strip is still the only place you can buy beer in town. I'm actually writing a novel where that fact ties into the first chapter!
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 10:15:20 (permalink)
    Well Lucky, next time you're in Lubbock, you MUST try Market Street at 50th & Indiana. where the windmill used to be --across from Monterey. they brought fresh seafood to the plains and truly opened up a whole new world of cooking to me.

    and I love San Angelo. truly a jewel in the middle of nowhere. have you tried the Wharf??? highly recommended

    also Lucky, be looking for my friend, Charlie1. she just signed up too. she's from Lubbock also, but lives in Austin now.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 14:33:16 (permalink)
    Lucky, I forgot. you can buy wine by the bottle in Lubbock now. remember about a year ago, Texas passed a law overriding local laws allowing the sale of wine inside city limits. designed to promote Texas wines. the rules are you have to have an onsite winery and you can only sell Texas wine.

    2 ladies opened a place in the Depot District, la diosa. one of the ladies' husband is an owner at Caprock Winery.

    I don't know why they didn't do the same thing with beer. in the Depot District, we already have Hub City Brewery. award winning beers. it would be nice to be able to bring some home.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 14:46:44 (permalink)
    Some kind of weird symmetry going on here. I lived in Lubbock during the 80's (lived not too far from the strip, you turned down my road at Bernards) and went to school at Angelo State....

    Never ate at the Wharf. Parents would take me to Zentners when they came to see me, other wise it was to Ricardos for cheap beans and flour tortillas!
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 14:47:49 (permalink)
    btw - lots of people eat oysters with crackers here in the Bayou City too.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 15:36:56 (permalink)
    WOWZA small world here. I knew there was a reason I enjoyed this site so much. I have a friend in Austin that just signed up last nite. she grew up in Lubbock.

    I never went to the original Zentner's in SA, just the daughters. not really that impressed. good, but not what I had expected by reputation. I never came away unhappy from the Wharf though. plus, it was within walking distance of the hotel I always stayed at.

    for mexican food in SA, about the only place I ever got to was Mejor Que Nada. I don't know if the food was that great, or it was just the wonderful atmosphere of a place that started out as a little corner gas station. I did want to try Fernandez'. but just never made it there.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 15:46:53 (permalink)
    Did you ever go to the Lowake Steakhouse? I heard sometime back that Mr. Tomlinson was going to sell it. My dad told me stories about going there as he young days as an engineer in the oil fields, but I never went.

    Where is the best place in Lubbock for Tex-Mex these days? Whenever I go to visit my aunt and uncle in Brownfield, they always take us to El Chicos. Yuch.

    I remember a place called El Sombrero where we used to go.
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    RE: I live in West Texas 2004/10/06 15:54:11 (permalink)
    I never made it to Lowake's either. shoot, I never even made it to downtown San Angelo. my son kept me and my $$$ pretty tied up whenever I would go down there. LOL.

    hey -- go up to "Where Should I Eat?" I just made a big post in the Lubbock part that talks a lot about Mexican food. next time you're in Lubbock, give me a shout if you have time and we'll check some out.
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