What do you do when the gastronomic world of chicken fried steak with gravy, chili cheese fries, and Oreo brownie sundaes aren’t unhealthy enough?
When on a friend’s recently Dugg’d pages list, I found this incredible delicacy. Apparently it was served in Google’s New York office in celebration of the cafeteria’s chef’s birthday. On my next birthday I’ll have to remember to serve up artery-clogging goodness to my family, friends, and peers.
Now seems a good as time as ever to pronounce my love for adventures to find outstanding(ly bad for me) food. A few months ago, one of my friends came up with the brilliant idea to go on a Texas BBQ-themed road trip. We drove down 183 for about 30 miles or so and did a spur of the moment tour of the towns of Lockhart and Luling, Texas. In Lockhart we sampled the ‘cue of Smitty’s (my favorite of the trip) and Kreutz, and made a quick walk-through at Black’s Barbecue in order to briefly relax our stomachs. In Luling we saw a ton of campaigning for the town’s Watermelon Thump Queen, the pinnacle award at the town’s annual watermelon festival. But we also took a whack at that town’s best BBQ joint — The City Market. In filling our bellies to our content, we took a stab 3 of what Texas Monthly named the top 5 BBQ joints in Texas for 2008.
Yes, I have a hankering for more trips like this in the future. It’s been a dream for the past few years to sometime make it to the North Carolina State Fair where I’ve heard legends about the deliciously bad-for-you delicacies: fried Twinkies, fried Snickers bars, and fried who knows what else. All of them will one day be mine! Stay tuned to my post in 2015 when I finally get to fulfill my dream! In the meantime I’ll lick my lips and gaze at the holy grail:
Special thanks to Channel M for her tantalizing write-up of the NC State Fair last year (and source of above picture). I can’t wait to have my heavenly deep-fried experience as well as the chance to see pig racin’ for myself!