As I was heading down to retrieve my car for the drive home Sunday morning, I ran into Cliff in the lobby. He inquired about my drive back to Dallas and I told him I was planning to stop at Bryce's cafeteria in Texarkana on the way back. He gave my choice his seal of approval adding that it could well be at the top in the cafeteria category. So I was off, retracing Chester's easy exit from the hotel onto I-40 West. Four hours later I was pulling into Bryce's parking lot.
I walked in behind a family that appeared to be coming from church, as did many of the patrons seated in the dining room. The line had doubled back, so I had time to consider my choices...and there were so many.
Selections were promptly restored as they were taken
The staff joked around with me as I took some pics
Turkey and dressing was the Sunday special....and it was just the way I like it...
A juicy slice of turkey breast covered a moist mound of cornbread stuffing. The luscious giblet gravy covered it all...
The cranberry sauce had a pleasant texture enhanced by small tart chunks of cranberry contrasting with the sweet cranberry base...
I added a jalepeno (peaking out from behind) to cut through some of the richness of the gravy...
Creamed potatoes and fried squash rounded out the sides, but each was excellent on it own.
The jalepeno cornbread had a crispy exterior but was moist and tender inside.
Karo coconut pie completed the lunch with a toasted brown top and a flaky crust. The filling was more akin to a pecan pie dense with coconut
than the more common coconut cream pastry filling.
This was a delicious stop that I savored the rest of the way home! Bryce's Cafeteria 2021 Mall Drive Texarkana, TX (903) 792-1611
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